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Billie Georgia Conference

On September 30, 2019, Posted by , In Books, Christian living, seminar, Tamara's Blog, With No Comments

Shaping our Preferences

On September 20, 2019, Posted by , In Christian living, quotes, Tamara's Blog, With No Comments

“For literary judgement, we need to be acutely aware of two things at once: of ‘what we like’ and of ‘what we ought to like’. Few people are honest enough to know either. The first means knowing what we really feel: very few know that. The second involves understanding our…

Authority and Freedom

On September 19, 2019, Posted by , In Christian living, quotes, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

“Where authority is, freedom is; and where authority is lost , freedom is lost. This holds good for all kinds of authority. Without adults who demand mature behavior, the child is not free to grow up; without teachers to set standards of excellence, the scholar is not free to excel;…

To Starve a Child

On September 18, 2019, Posted by , In Christian living, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

To starve a child of the spell of the story, of the canter of the poem, oral or written, is a kind of living burial. It is to immure him in emptiness. Mythology, the voyages through Scylla and Charybdis, down rabbit holes, the turbulent logic of the biblical, the ‘gardens…

Billie Georgia Conference 2019

On September 11, 2019, Posted by , In Christian living, seminar, Tamara's Blog, With No Comments

Please join us as we explore the beauty of, and freedom in, a biblically informed imagination, of the purpose of stories, of the importance of metaphors, of the value and necessity of poetry, of allowing “our faith and our imagination to dance together in ways that bring grace and truth…

Billie Georgia Conference

On July 1, 2019, Posted by , In Christian living, seminar, Tamara's Blog, Uncategorized, With No Comments

October 18 and 19, 2019 Friday 7:00pm-9:30 pm and Saturday 8:00-4:00pm presents The Role of Stories in the Life of the Christian Christian Imagination, Metaphor, Stories, Poetry, Biblical Narratives, Christian Narratives Speakers Dr. Susan M. Felch, Professor of English at Calvin College Mark A. Green, President at White Horse Inn…

Conference details

On October 9, 2018, Posted by , In Christian living, Tamara's Blog, By , , With No Comments

Billie Georgia Conference—October 19-20, 2018 For Men, Women, and Teenagers Friday 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am – 1:00 pm speaker — Ken Myers Author of All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes and the host and producer of Mars Hill Audio Journal “The Risks of Repudiating…

2018 Women’s Conference

On January 15, 2018, Posted by , In Christian living, seminar, Tamara's Blog, By , , With 2 Comments

Conference for OPC Women and Friends presents “Male and Female: the Beauty of God’s Design”, March 9-10, 2018, Oakland Hills Community Church in Farmington Hills, bg.conference4women@gmail.com

Christ’s Hand of Hope

On December 7, 2015, Posted by , In Christian living, suffering, By , With 1 Comment

The whack of her head striking the edge of the table put an end to her innocent laughter and brought everyone in the orthodontist’s waiting room to attention. Instinctively, we turned toward the commotion. Silence followed. Everyone anticipated the release of her pain, and when she let loose our ears…

Living Well in the Middle of Things

On December 2, 2015, Posted by , In Christian living, Tamara's Blog, women, By , With 1 Comment

In medias res is a Latin phrase that means in the middle of things or into the midst of things. As a literary term, it refers to a narrative that starts in the middle of the story—often at some critical moment—rather than at its beginning. Earlier parts of the narrative…