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Have you ever thought about the Popular Evangelical Women’s Ministry in America today? Do you read books by popular authors, attend their "bible" studies, and sold-out conferences? Do you ever wonder if these produce the maturity they claim to encourage? Perhaps you have spent hours reading books and attending conferences and feel no more mature in your Christian walk than you did 5, 10, or even 20 years ago? Or maybe you're a discerning woman who understands that there is something wrong but can’t put your finger on it or articulate why there seems to be a problem.

Thoroughly Equipped is a podcast for women-centered on Sola Scriptura. This is the doctrine that the Scriptures are all we need for salvation and spiritual living. They are God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so the man or woman of God may be... not a little, not even a lot, but THOROUGHLY/COMPLETELY equipped for EVERY good work.

This podcast takes the popular Evangelical Women’s ministry teachings, books, podcasts, conferences, "bible" studies, etc., and compares them to Scripture. The purpose of which is to show just how Sufficient Scripture is to equip us to be Godly women.

Thoroughly Equipped Melissa Lex

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Have you ever thought about the Popular Evangelical Women’s Ministry in America today? Do you read books by popular authors, attend their "bible" studies, and sold-out conferences? Do you ever wonder if these produce the maturity they claim to encourage? Perhaps you have spent hours reading books and attending conferences and feel no more mature in your Christian walk than you did 5, 10, or even 20 years ago? Or maybe you're a discerning woman who understands that there is something wrong but can’t put your finger on it or articulate why there seems to be a problem.

Thoroughly Equipped is a podcast for women-centered on Sola Scriptura. This is the doctrine that the Scriptures are all we need for salvation and spiritual living. They are God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so the man or woman of God may be... not a little, not even a lot, but THOROUGHLY/COMPLETELY equipped for EVERY good work.

This podcast takes the popular Evangelical Women’s ministry teachings, books, podcasts, conferences, "bible" studies, etc., and compares them to Scripture. The purpose of which is to show just how Sufficient Scripture is to equip us to be Godly women.

    Struggling with Submission

    Struggling with Submission

    Thoroughly Equipped Season 2 Episode 39

    Submission is often a controversial topic, and in Evangelical Women's ministry is often ignored. But Scripture has a lot to say about submission.

    Do you struggle with submitting to your husband? You are not alone! Today I have a guest on T.E. where we want to share with you our struggles with submitting and how theology plays a role in understanding submission.

    May this episode bless you and bring glory to God!

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Just an Update

    Just an Update

    Just a shout out to all those who listen to TE on a regular basis and a quick update informing you all on the delay in the next episode and what to look forward to in season 3.

    Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    • 13 min
    History & Impact of Be The Bridge

    History & Impact of Be The Bridge

    Thoroughly Equipped Season 2 Episode 39

    Presenting Be the Bridge's beginnings, history, and impact since it's founding in 2016.

    Topics include:




    the success of Morrison's Be the Bridge book
    How Be the Bridge ministry was started
    It's growth since 2016
    How it enters the local churches
    Jennie Allen's involvement
    Is Anti-racism part of Christian discipleship?




    May this episode bless you and bring glory to God!

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    Using D.E.I. to Fundamentally Change the Church

    Using D.E.I. to Fundamentally Change the Church

    Thoroughly Equipped Season 2 Episode 38

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been a hot topic in the economic sphere, but it’s actually not limited there. This anti-racist infiltration has made a huge mark in the education realm and now has for the last couple of years gained access to Christian institutions and organizations.

    Under the last step given to white bridge builders in the Be the Bridge 101 guide, Be the Bridge exposes their desire to fundamentally change the church by defeating the white supremacy within it. How do they believe this work is done? Through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training But not merely diversifying the leadership, but working toward equity and inclusion of, not only race, but theological views.

    How might diversity, equity, and inclusion come into your church? Let’s dive in…



     

    Topics include:


    How Be the Bridge uses a false historical narrative to urge it's readers to become "Accomplices" within the American Church.
    How Anti-Racist  presuppositions can influence how one sees the  Church's role in the Abolitionist Movement
    The difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion and how they are being used to challenge Headship and Authority in the Church
    How D.E.I. is ultimately a rebellion against God and Christ's institution of Authority in the Church.


    Resources used in this episode:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPikzHl0JxM&t=181s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7MSV2AgZIg&t=3972s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QVhtBBBxyc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07ANReyVc4Q&t=361s
    https://christenacleveland.com/god-is-a-black-woman
    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/dABiP1hZbvQ


     

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    https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/thoroughly-equipped/be-the-bridge-training-christians-to-become-anti-racists/

    https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/news/be-the-bridge-critical-race-theory-white-supremacy/

    • 59 min
    Training Christians to Divide: White Fragility

    Training Christians to Divide: White Fragility

    Thoroughly Equipped Season 2 Episode 37

    Be the Bridge Ministry has it's white bridge builders start with teaching them about their whiteness; hoping to help them learn humility and grow in racial righteousness. The Be The Bridge 101 Guide: Foundational Principals Every White Bridge Builder Needs to Know helps gives white people 4 steps to addressing their whiteness; White Identity, White Privilege, White Fragility, and White Supremacy.

    We have addressed the first 2 in the last episode and are going to talk about the 3 foundational principle in this one: White Fragility. We will ask questions about white fragility to help us see what's behind the idea.



    Topics Include:


    What is white fragility?
    What spurs it on?
    What cultural ideas ignite white fragility in white people? Are they ideas worth being challenged and cast aside?
    What are the presuppositions behind white fragility?
    Is teaching white people to over come white fragility a good or bad thing? Does overcoming it, as we are instructed in Be The Bridge 101, actually bring unity to God's people?
    White fragility and real racism
    How do we as Christians REALLY become humble and fight ethnic hatred and false bias?


    May this episode bless you and bring glory to God!

    Resources in this episode:

    Be The Bridge Podcast Episodes used in opening clip:

    ⁠https://open.spotify.com/episode/7l54bWoy6lLOkLHybM1wyz⁠

    ⁠https://bethebridge.com/episode-22-how-bridge-building-is-exported-through-training-part-2-with-mariah-humphries-gina-fimbel-and-sean-watkins-2/⁠

    ⁠https://bethebridge.com/episode-26-leading-a-be-the-bridge-group-with-andrea-middleton-margo-yoder/⁠

    ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVddM1hzmvI&t=780s⁠

    ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRCdUsJRxoM⁠

    Selfwire: White Fragility is an Evil and Irrational Concept

    ⁠https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C1_KCEMpeU⁠

    Kootenai Church Coference: Progressive Christianity & the Church

    ⁠https://kootenaichurch.org/conferences/twenty22/progressive-christianity-and-the-church/

    Got Questions on the Parable of the Talents:

    https://www.gotquestions.org/parable-talents.html⁠

    Other Resources:

    https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/rapp-report/white-fragility-with-chris-hohnholz/

     

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    Be The Bridge 101- Training Christians to Decenter Whiteness

    Be The Bridge 101- Training Christians to Decenter Whiteness

    Thoroughly Equipped Season 2 Episode 36

    Latasha Morrison made the New York Times Best Seller list for her book Be The Bridge. While the book informs Christians of the importance of racial reconciliation, it's also the gateway into her training program/ministry of the same name. To become a Bridge Builder, we are told to follow the Be the Bridge Face Book group. In signing up for the group ALL members are required to silently observe the conversation in the group and do the REQUIRED reading of the guides before commenting and entering into the conversation.

    Today I will present to you their first required reading for white people titled Be the Bridge 101: Foundational Principals Every White Bridge Builder Needs to Know and the first 2 tenants of Whiteness, white people must learn about so they can start leveraging their whiteness; identify their white heritage, divest themselves of their pride, privilege, & fragility, and fight against white supremacy as ani-racists.



    Topics include:




    What is the Be the Bridge Ministry?
    Should white Christians identify with their white heritage to reconcile and unify with POC?
    Is privilege a sin?
    What is oppression and how do we fight it according to Scripture?
    We look at some of the privileges Be the Bridge says white people have. Are they actual privileges based on race?




    May this episode bless you and bring glory to God!

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    https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/news/be-the-bridge-critical-race-theory-white-supremacy/

    https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/thoroughly-equipped/be-the-bridge-training-christians-to-become-anti-racists/

     

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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

mamadogcole ,

So helpful

I find this very informative and important

BKeifer ,

Excellent Podcast

Like the first reviewer I found this podcast from Jon Harris’ YouTube channel Conversations That Matter. I also went to Melissa’s website tree.org and found a wealth of biblical theology and responses to today’s lukewarm and worldly women’s ministries and the effects they are having on women as well as men in the church.
I highly recommend checking out her articles and resources that are very much needed in the Christian church.

AmyzGrace_289 ,

A Much Needed Voice

I found out about this podcast from Jon Harris. I have been greatly impressed with the Melissa’s careful analysis of faulty doctrine and theology we see in modern women’s ministry. I wish her all the best since we desperately need more discernment in this area. I recommend this podcast to both women and men (especially pastors, since much of this false teaching is spread in the church under the radar).

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