Doctrinally Sound Teachers

Even More Biblically Sound Blogs and Podcasts by Christian Women

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Where are all the doctrinally sound female Bible teachers?

Can’t you just recommend somebody – anybody – whose Christian book we can walk into a store, pick up off the best-seller shelf, and buy?

Unfortunately, with a few rare exceptions, the answer is no. There are several reasons for that which I won’t go into in this article, but, generally speaking, you’re not going to be able to walk into your local Christian retailer and buy a book authored by a doctrinally sound Christian woman whose name you recognize. Women who rightly handle God’s word? You’ll usually find them out of the spotlight and close to home- serving their husbands, families, and local churches, and impacting them with the gospel- too busy for book tours and autograph sessions.

That’s the kind of Christian women you’ll find below, only they’ve dedicated their moments of spare time to edifying others online. Their blogs and podcasts can be a great leisure time supplement to what you’re learning in church- but they’re not a substitute. Look to your pastor, good teachers, and the godly women of your church for teaching and discipleship.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Don’t take my (or anyone else’s) word for it that any ministry, podcast, book, or blog is biblical in its doctrine. You MUST do the work of comparing with Scripture everything you read and hear. If it doesn’t match up with God’s word (in context), chuck it.

enCourage– “enCourage is a blog of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) Women’s Ministries. Women’s Ministries seeks to equip, connect, and encourage women in the church to know Christ personally and be committed to extending His kingdom in her life, home, church, community, and throughout the world…you will find articles on topics related to all areas of a woman’s life and faith. We seek to point our readers to God’s Word, and encourage women to apply the gospel to all of life.” Twitter

Women’s Hope Podcast– “Women’s Hope features conversations on a wide variety of issues pertaining to biblical discipleship that aims to help women grow in grace and be equipped to serve in the local church.” Join Kim and Shelbi for their latest episode!  Facebook Group  Twitter  Instagram

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Sheologians– The tagline of this podcast says it all, “Theology for women. No doilies allowed.” Tune in weekly (available on iTunes) for episodes dealing with…well, you never know. From feminism to abortion, chick-lit to Christian bands, Summer Jaeger and Joy Temby tackle a wide array of topics, both sacred and secular, from a biblical perspective. It’s good theology with a healthy dose of hilarity. Check out their articles, too! Facebook  Twitter

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Berean Examiner– You probably know Amy Spreeman best from her main blog, Berean Research, but you can’t keep this discernment dynamo contained to merely one URL. Amy keeps another blog, Berean Examiner, over at the Pirate Christian Radio web site where she writes on all topics discernment-related. Subscribe to Fighting for the Faith (available on iTunes) and you’ll also get to hear Amy (along with Chris Rosebrough and Steve Kozar) occasionally on the podcast. And don’t forget to listen to Amy and me on A Word Fitly Spoken! Twitter

Relatable– “Upbeat and in-depth, Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey breaks down the latest in culture, news, theology & politics from a Christian, conservative perspective.” Catch her on YouTube or your favorite podcast platform. Facebook  Twitter  Instagram


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Doctrinally Sound Christian Women to Follow – 1
10 More Biblically Sound Blogs and Podcasts by Christian Women

37 thoughts on “Even More Biblically Sound Blogs and Podcasts by Christian Women”

      1. Hi Michelle, I appreciate you making this list. I looked into Allie Beth Stuckey and I wonder if you have seen her latests posts? She wrote on Instagram “there are plenty of things to worry about”…that is not biblical. Same with other things she says. I refuse to follow someone just because she says she’s “conservative”. That can mean many things these days. She criticizes sensorship, but when I tried to comment on her Instagram, comments are disabled. A lot of things she says are questionable. Just wondering if you have read/listened to her lately.

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      2. Yes, I have listened to and followed her for quite a while. That’s why I listed her.

        Is it possible you’re being a little too literal? We use the word “worry” in common American vernacular to refer to things that are concerning or urgent. I looked through Allie’s IG stories and her last several posts, and I couldn’t find the post you’re referring to, but knowing Allie, and having heard her tell her followers numerous times not to worry or be fearful, but to trust God, my guess is that her post means something to the effect of, “This petty little thing that people are upset about isn’t all that important. There are more important issues we should focus on.” I assure you she’s not telling people they should literally worry or that worry is biblical.

        As far as censorship goes: I’m not sure what you’re talking about regarding her comments being disabled. I just attempted to comment on one of her IG posts and one of her stories and had no problem, nor have I had any problems doing so in the past. It’s possible she has her settings set up so that only people who follow her can comment or something like that. (Just speculating. I don’t know that for sure.) Is it possible you can’t comment because you’re not following her?

        It’s also possible she has turned off comments on particular posts in which the comments section has gotten out of control (people being abusive, profane, etc.). I do things like that myself, and I also have parameters (see the “Welcome” tab in the blue menu bar at the top of this page) for which comments I will publish and which I won’t. I don’t allow people to use my platforms to abuse me or others or to spread false doctrine. People have the right to steward their own platforms any way they want to. And Allie has said that herself on several of her podcast episodes, especially a few months ago when Facebook and Twitter were censoring conservatives and Christians. She flat out said the owners of those sites have the right to run them in whatever way they see fit.

        I think you might be misinterpreting some things here. You don’t have to listen to / follow Allie if you don’t want to, but if you’re going to evaluate her fairly, I would suggest listening to her podcast and/or following her on IG for at least a few weeks to get a better grasp of where she’s coming from.

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  1. I am curious about womens hope project. I checked them out just now and it looked really great. However, when I went to their instagram, it seems they promote She Reads Truth, whom I have read questionable things about.

    This confuses me. How do I look at this? Doesn’t it show a lack of discernment? How far removed from SRT is safe? I am not trying to be nit picky, I am just honestly confused here. It is so hard to find safe, trustworthy sources to aid bible study.

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer here!

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    1. Hi Desiree- I’m friends with the Kims over at Women’s Hope Project, so I dropped Kim Wine a note to see what was going on. She was under the impression that SRT had cleaned up their act with regard to their problematic theology and associations (see my “Popular False Teachers” tab at the top of this page) and was now doctrinally sound. I was pretty excited to hear that and was all ready to remove SRT from that tab and move them over to my “Recommended Bible Teachers” tab.

      But Kim and I did a little digging and discovered that Lisa Harper and Rebekah Lyons (both of whom I warn against here) are listed as contributing writers at the SRT web site. (I am not familiar with all of the other writers, so there may be additional contributors who are theologically problematic as well.)

      Because of those associations, Kim decided to remove the SRT posts (there were only 3 of them) from Instagram and will not be sharing any more of their stuff. She invites you to contact her if you have any further concerns.

      I’d like to say thanks for asking in kindness and gentleness about this instead of just assuming Women’s Hope Project had gone off the rails. (I am a regular listener to their podcast, and I can assure you they have not.) None of us are perfect. I have, at times, accidentally promoted ministries and material I shouldn’t have, and readers have kindly given me more information so I could make changes and retractions. There are a lot of “moving parts” in evangelicalism, and it’s extremely hard to keep up with who’s doing/teaching what today. Thanks for the grace and the heads up! :0)

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      1. Thank you so much for finding out for me! I really appreciate it. I have always read stay away from SRT…but recently during a low (and rebellious) point I decided to give their free online study a try, because honestly, I didn’t have anything in me to do anything else. While I didn’t read anything biblically unsound, there were some questionable “guest” contributors – including a female pastor (I did minor research just by clicking whatever instagram or blog link they posted). I eventually ended up feeling convicted, which coincided with me receiving “tabletalk” magazine – which I realized is essentially the same thing as SRT online…just sound and offline! It was an unexpected blessing from God!

        I’m excited to check out Women’s Hope Project’s podcasts and studies (when I’m finished with my present one). I’ve never listened to a podcast before (well, other then Al Mohler’s “The Briefing” lol!) and it seems like a great way to fill my ears with goodness while I’m doing dishes or laundry.

        Thank you again – and Kim, too 🙂

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      2. Yes, Tabletalk is very good! Women’s Hope has a Bible study on Galatians going on right now on the podcast. Pastor Gabe Hughes does a Monday-Thursday Bible study on his podcast (look to your left under “Blogs and Podcasts I Follow”). And all the studies I’ve written are under the “Bible studies” tab at the top of this page. Now you have more studies than you know what to do with! :0)

        By the way, do you remember the name of the female “pastor” contributor at SRT?

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      3. Thank you so much Desiree for asking these questions so *kindly*! I subscribe to Tabletalk as well and it’s wonderful! We would love to have you study Galatians with us when you’re ready. The Galatians podcast episodes are marked as such and will be easy to find.

        I’m grateful to you for helping us discover these errors with SRT so that we could correct ourselves. Once again, thanks for your kindness. This is how the body of Christ should operate! A spirit of gentleness and a reverence for the authority of God’s Word was evident in your approach. Many thanks!

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  2. When I went to SRT, I realized I did 2 studies, so there may have been more than one, but Erin Rose wrote day 8 of 1&2 Thessalonians, and her blurb says, “…where she serves as a Worship and Teaching Pastor…” (I am assuming the caps mean it is her official title. I couldn’t find more information on her, I recall trying.

    Also, not sure about this writer at all, but Wynter Pitts wrote the day 5 devotion, and she is related to Tony Evans and Priscilla Shrier…but that’s all I know about her. Family doesn’t mean you believe the same…just thought you might be interested!

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    1. Thanks so much for the information! I checked out Erin Rose, and she is indeed on staff as a teaching “pastor” at a “church” that also has female elders (for readers who may not know, these are both forbidden by Scripture).

      Wynter Pitts is Priscilla Shirer’s cousin (Tony Evans’ niece). It looks like she mostly writes for tween girls. I didn’t check her out a whole lot, but she has been featured on Priscilla Shirer’s web site as well as Chrystal Evans Hurst’s (Priscilla’s sister/Tony’s daughter- more info on Chrystal at the Popular False Teachers tab at the top of this page), so at a bare minimum, she’s not teaching anything they disagree with.

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  3. Hi Leslie!
    I’ve been reading your blog for a couple years and I’m very thankful for it and especially for your warnings about false teachers. I’d like to ask your opinion on Wendy Alsup, who’s been blogging and written several books. I really enjoy reading her posts and have one of her books.
    Thanks!
    Maureen

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    1. Hi Maureen, I’m Michelle (Lesley is my last name. :0) Nice to meet you, and thank you for your question! I follow Wendy on Twitter, and I think I’ve heard her interviewed on a podcast or two, but I don’t really read her blog and I haven’t read any of her books. As far as I know, considering my limited familiarity with her, she is doctrinally sound.

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  4. Beautiful Thing is no longer active. Jessica moved from that to leading an online study through MacArthur’s Systematic Theology and for personal reasons, stopped that part way through. While I was disappointed, I understand she is a pastor’s wife and a homeschooling mom, so I certainly understand! Also, Wynter Pitts has gone home to the Lord quite sometime ago.

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  5. Hi Michelle- looking for help in vetting some of the popular “mommy blog” type podcasts- JourneyWomen and Risen Motherhood. Thoughts?

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  6. I recommend Debi Pryde’s Bible study books. She is biblically sound, is a Certified Biblical Counselor, and is on her church staff as women’s counselor. She also teaches Women Counseling Women courses, usually at various Christian camp locations. Also speaks at Women’s Retreats. Her home is in CA.

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  7. Hi Michelle, love your site, I’ve learned so much. I was wondering what you thought of Phylicia Masonheimer. I’m just now reading her book, “Stop Calling Me Beautiful.” Thanks so much.

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  8. Why are you recommending Allie Beth Stuckey? She teaches to both men and women – something you said would not get an endorsement from you.

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