Hi and thanks for stopping by! I’m Angie Brown, disciple of Jesus Christ, pastor’s wife, and mom to one beautiful daughter. I am married to an extremely gifted minister of God’s Word, who teaches and loves me with the wisdom and humility of Christ. God has given us the privilege of being parents to our sweet daughter and by His grace to raise her in the instruction of the Lord. We live in Ontario, Canada.
I have a heart for women’s discipleship and I love to study and teach the Bible to women. Since completing a Master of Theological Studies ten years ago, I have seen a great need in the Church for Bible-based discipleship of women. I am now working towards a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a focus on women’s discipleship. I am studying to develop a biblical theology of the discipleship of women from a complementarian perspective to consider how to invite pastors and elder teams to be more intentional about equipping and encouraging older women, in order that they might effectively “teach what is good” to younger women (Titus 2:1, 3-5).
Deception is as old as the day the serpent came to Eve in the garden to cast doubt on the Word of God. The Bible is filled with examples of false teaching, and the New Testament letters caution specifically about deception within the church. Paul writes of people who have the appearance of godliness that creep into households to capture “weak women” with their deception (2 Tim. 3:1-9). He also writes that God has gifted people in the church to help us grow in the knowledge of Christ and his Word, so that we might no longer be “tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes” (Eph. 4:14b). While this is not a new problem, the reality is that we now live in the information age where all sorts of sermons, articles, books, and music are just a click a away.
It is crucial that we are women who are continually developing a deep love and knowledge for God’s Word so that we may discern and embrace His truth. “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more,with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God” (Phil. 1:9-11).
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come” (2 Cor. 5:17). Our true identity as believers is not found in this world, but through our salvation in Christ. We are daughters of the King, adopted into God’s family. “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him” (1 John 3:1). The Scriptures teach us endless truths of our eternal identity.
As women, we have unique and significant roles to fulfill in the home, the church, and the world. Let us seek to know and love God’s will for us as we walk in obedience and faith. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10).