I thoroughly enjoyed this book and endorse it as an important resource for those interested in a biblical theology of the land. While I don’t embrace his conclusions, Martin has given us much to think about and discuss.
God’s love not only transforms us so that we can live as those who repent from sin and walk in the light, but it also changes the way we see ourselves. This fills us with incredible joy, grace, and gratitude. As we understand God’s love more and more, we end up becoming like children, in the way Jesus described. That’s a very good thing.
The Verity Fellowship was born when two Western Seminary students, Taylor Turkington and Katie Roberts, began thinking about how they could help contribute to the equipping of women for the various types of gospel ministries that they may be involved in. Taylor and Katie were motivated to help women see the truth that the good news of Jesus Christ is central not simply to how a person understands the message of the Bible, but furthermore, must remain at the center of their lives and ministries. After almost two years of prayers and preparation, Taylor and Katie launched the Verity Fellowship this year, in partnership with Western Seminary.
God was just doing what He always does, taking these weird rappers with no theological training, and He puts His glory on display. We were baffled. Just for us to be participants in that has been super encouraging.
I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. I did my undergraduate work at The Citadel, which is a military college in Charleston as well. I didn’t leave South Carolina until I went to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where I completed my M.Div. and Ph.D.