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
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
Wise in His Eyes– Rebekah has written a number of helpful reviews of books authored by false teachers, which you’ll find linked in my articles. About her blog, Rebekah says: “Through biblical articles and book reviews, Wise in His Eyes seeks to help women exercise discernment in what they read and believe about themselves, God, and holy living…There is a lot of chaff masquerading as wheat. We need sound doctrine and solid teaching on theology and practical living–knowing who God is and what it means to love and serve God as a woman.” Twitter
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