Growing in the Craft of Christian Writing and Handling Criticism with Dave Jenkins

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well, and that you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! On today’s episode of Tulips and Honey Lauren and Dave discuss handling criticism in your writing and podcast journey, building credibility as a writer and author, the local church and accountability for writers and authors, and the process of writing a helpful review. Big news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub now officially has it’s own app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeanAmazon MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on YouTube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Topics You’ll Hear About on This Episode:

· Handling criticism as a writer or podcaster.

· The importance of building an audience before you publish.

· Dealing with rejection as a writer.

· Writing in a truthful and graceful way.

· The importance of humility in working with an editor.

· Building credibility as a writer and author.

· The local church and having accountability as a writer and podcaster.

· How to receive encouragement as a writer and podcaster and give thanks to the Lord.

· The process of writing a very helpful review.

For more information about Dave you can check out his website here: https://servantsofgrace.org

You can find Dave’s book The Word Explored: https://www.amazon.com/Word-Explored-

Subscribe to Dave’s podcast Servants of Grace here: https://servantsofgrace.org/subscribe

Links to find Dave on Social Media:

Twitter:https://twitter.com/DaveJJenkins

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaveJJenkins https://www.facebook.com/Servantsofgrace

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/servantsofghttps://www.instagram.com/davejjenkins/

MeWe: https://mewe.com/i/davejenkins18

I want to say a HUGE thanks to our new Podcast Manager, the very same, Dave Jenkins!

Book Review – Chronic Love: Trusting God While Suffering with A Chronic Illness by Brooke Bartz

Hello dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! Yesterday I wrote about the upcoming Book Club produced by Open Hearts and made available over on AGTV. While looking for a link to it, I realized that I hadn’t written a book review for this book yet! Since I have such an extensive list of recent reads that need to be reviewed, I decided to start with this one. If you haven’t followed the women’s conference we’ve been putting on for the past two years, you might not realize that I’m the Technical Director for Open Hearts. This is important to note, as Brooke Bartz is a cherished sister-in-Christ, the author of today’s book, and the founder of Open Hearts in a Closed World. I mention this simply to indicate that it’s possible to make a case that I’ve several biases regarding Chronic Love, or at least it would be, if not for one crucial point. I adored this book long before Brooke, and I became so close or began working together! If you missed it, you can go back and watch the first interview we did with Brooke here

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With that small caveat in place, I’ll get to the actual purpose of today’s article, the book review! Chronic Love is not a book about suffering chronically; it’s a book about God’s sovereign purpose in suffering chronically. It was published back in September 2019 by Ambassador International, written, as aforementioned, by author, speaker, and podcaster Brooke Bartz. While it holds only ten chapters, its 320 pages are so packed full of Scripture that the publishers used two different Bible translations to avoid copyright impingement. Alongside these verses, which do a theologically sound job of explaining God’s sovereignty, there are historical quotes (my favorite thing to find in Christian books) and personal aspects of others’ experience, as well as Brookes, with chronic illness. At the end of each chapter, save the first; there are helpful study questions to further develop each Biblical point in your mind. 

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Many of us either suffer from something chronic or care for someone who does. I would recommend this book to both those categories, but to expand on that, I likewise suggest this book for anyone in leadership roles, especially those in ministry. The physical and mental toll suffering, or being a caregiver, takes on a person isn’t always prominent. We have to be prepared to have a doctrinally accurate response to folks we come across in these types of situations. This book not only explains the do’s, but it also explains the don’ts while constantly pointing back to the glory of God. I’ve never read anything like this; most books on suffering are either the typical health and wealth or the fluffy encouragement you’d expect to find in a Ted Talk. There is nothing within the pages of this book that would limit readers’ age, so I can recommend it for all ages, as it would undoubtedly be a valuable read for families dealing with chronic illness. You can find this book in Kindle, Audible, Paperback, and Hardcover here. If you’re subscribed to AGTV, you’ll be able to join Brooke as she begins our newest Open Hearts show, Book Club, by reading portions of Chronic Love while discussing the questions and topics therein. You’ll also be able to dig even deeper into the doctrine of God’s sovereignty on The Aftershow, hosted by yours truly, coming soon to AGTV. As always, beloved brethren, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Open Hearts Podcast – Beginnings

Hello dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! I had a slight delay in yesterday’s episode, but Lord willing, the interview will be available the following Monday. If you are itching for a podcast to watch in the meantime, the first-ever episode of the Open Hearts Podcast with Erin Coates and Brooke Bartz is available. This beginning episode is setting the stage for a theologically sound Bible study through 2nd Timothy. You can find it over on YouTube and AGTV in video or podcast form on AppleSpotifyStitcher, and Google Podcast. I’ve mentioned it on the live events a handful of times, but I don’t think I’ve had the opportunity to write about it yet. Brooke, myself and the entire team of Open Hearts gals have teamed up with Brandon Kimber’s AGTV to produce three different shows. The first one is the one mentioned above, the second will be a book club beginning with Brooke’s book Chronic Love, and the third will be hosted by yours truly, the Aftershow. 

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Both the Book Club and the Aftershow will be AGTV exclusive content, unavailable anywhere else. While Brooke works through her book, chapter by chapter, helpfully discussing God’s sovereignty in chronic illness, over in the Book Club, I’ll be highlighting this topic through interviews over on The Aftershow. Many aspects of God’s sovereignty are fairly often confused in the Church today, especially in the fluffy women’s Bible studies, where emotions are more often studied than the actual Word of God. Through these three different shows, we’re hoping to edify the body of Christ, women, in particular, to fill in the massive gaps we see in Women’s Ministries across the world. While it’s often been a drumbeat of Tulips & Honey, I’m thrilled to pieces to have the opportunity to work with so many others just as passionate, if not more so, to further the Kingdom, share the Gospel, and educate the Church. 

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The schedule of these three shows will be unique, as each episode will be posted on a Monday, with a week off in-between. Hopefully, this will give us the chance to answer any questions sent our way while giving readers time to keep up in the Bible study and Book Club. I’ve got a lineup of interviewees for The Aftershow, the first being Brooke Bartz herself, followed by Doreen Virtue and Phil Johnson. If you’ve got any questions for the last two on the topic of God’s sovereignty, please feel free to drop them here. As we continue to expand the Open Hearts ministry, we would all appreciate your prayers. It’s Brooke and my fervent prayer that we never use our platforms for any other purpose but the glory of God. We’d be grateful if you would join us in that prayer. As always, beloved brethren, be good Bereans and study to show yourselves approved.

Prayer Request: Pastor Edwards Surgery

Hello dear ones, I hope this finds you all doing well. This morning, at 11am CST our podcasting and pastoral brother-in-Christ Edward will be going in for another surgery. This time the doctors will be amputating a larger portion of his leg below his knee to prevent the spreed of the infection he’s been fighting since February. Please join me in praying for him, and his beautiful wife Sandi. He’s going to be out of work even longer now, if you have the ability to help financially we’ve set up a GoFundMe account, if you’re unable to help please consider sharing so that others can join us in praying and helping this couple weather such a difficult storm.

https://gofund.me/2c9555d9

Biblical Discernment with Dave Jenkins

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! I’m so thankful to have been joined by Dave Jenkins from Servants of Grace to discuss how to rightly read the Bible, understanding what we read rather than reading ourselves into the text or taking the whole thing out of context. In this second part we focus mostly on using Biblical discernment. Down below is a list of links for anything mentioned on the show and for more info about Dave. Please be sure to subscribe to his podcast, you’ll be edified weekly!

Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Big news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub now officially has it’s own app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeanAmazon MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on YouTube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Last weeks episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOWeOTOt_BQ

For more information about Dave you can check out his website here: https://servantsofgrace.org

You can find Dave’s book The Word Explored: https://www.amazon.com/Word-Explored-…

Subscribe to Dave’s podcast Servants of Grace here: https://servantsofgrace.org/subscribe…

Links to find Dave on Social Media: 

Twitter:https://twitter.com/DaveJJenkins

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaveJJenkins https://www.facebook.com/Servantsofgrace

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/servantsofg… https://www.instagram.com/davejjenkins/

MeWe: https://mewe.com/i/davejenkins18

If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey check out my website: 5Solas.Online  

My blog over at: https://www.wordpress.com/biblicalbeg​​…  

My store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tulips-h​​…  

or my Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub​​   

For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com

Purity Culture with TikTok Famous Kristin Everett

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! Throughout church history there has been a consistent, if not defective, tendency to attempt to fix the problems within by forcing goats to behave like sheep. By demanding a work of righteousness before salvation, before even an explanation is given, effectively putting the cart before the horse. One prime example of this was the Purity Culture, which hit its fever pitch in the 90’s and has had some devastating affects. Unfortunately, the ideas promoted in that movement linger on, and need to be addressed. So, what to do? The obvious answer is to bring Kristin Everett onto the program so that she can single handedly solve all the woes brought on by Purity Culture. Listen in as she gives first hand examples, as well as many sent in to her via the mysterious “stitching” of TikTok videos, showing the sad state of works based religion masquerading as morality lessons for teens. We get into the nitty gritty as well as detailing solutions, and a far bit of theology to help negate this unhelpful teaching. Below is a timestamped outline incase you want to skip through, as well as links to Kristin’s social media, previous episodes, and famous TikTokery. Yes, I made that word up. Patten it, guys!

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Also, if you didn’t get a chance to see last weeks MEGA list, I’m going to link to it here. Big news, y’all, Tulips & Honey Hub now officially has it’s own app! You can, of course, listen across all major podcasting platforms such as PodbeanAmazon MusiciTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayiHeart RadioStitcher, and in video form on YouTube. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

TS 00:01:35 – Why discuss this topic?

TS 00:03:00 – What is Purity?

TS 00:19:00 – Kristins experience with Purity Culture

TS 00:39:15 – My experience with Purity Culture

TS 00:41:20 – My husbands experience with Purity Culture

TS 00:51:15 – Where is the balance?

TS 00:57:35 – How do we share the grace of God in this?

TS 01:08:00 – How to rightly correct Purity Culture

TS 01:22:25 – How do we correct teachers who are teaching this?

You can find Kristin on TikTok sharing the Gospel and the truth about Gods Word here: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJVg6Vgo/​

Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/xtin.rose/

If you’d like to check out the three part interview I did with Kristin you can find them all here:

Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqk2…​

Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b35IH…​

Part III: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlopZ…

If you’d like more information about Tulips & Honey check out my website: 5Solas.Online My blog over at: https://www.wordpress.com/biblicalbeg

My store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tulips-h

or my Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/Tulipshoneyhub

For questions, comments, recommendations, prayer requests, you can contact me on social media or via my email biblicalbeginnings@outlook.com

Prayer Request: Afghanistan and Susan Heck

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! This morning we heard the sad news that Susan Heck’s husband, who had been fighting COVID Pneumonia, passed away. Doug Heck was a graduate of Moody and The Master’s Seminary, he served faithfully as the senior pastor for Grace Community Church of Tulsa, and just as faithfully was a husband to his wife for 46 years. Please join us in praying for Susan, their family, and their congregation. Just as we rejoice that Doug has gone to glory, we mourn with Susan and their loved ones.

The second prayer request I have comes from the recent upheaval of the Afghan government by the Taliban due to the removal of our troops from the country. While it’s true that there will be long term concerns, I ask that you would take time to pray for the believers, missionaries, and volunteers that are now at great risk. Many of them are trying to leave, others don’t have that option. We’ve already seen a return to the horrid treatment of women and children, as well as the cruelty and malice this group of terrorists are best known for. God is sovereign, and in the face of persecution and hardship the Church grows while faith deepens. Thank you for joining me in praying, my friends. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

The MEGA Live Event – July 31st, 2021

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! Tonight I’ll be going live and I’m going to be addressing The Warrenton Declaration, as well as sharing a sneak peak of Monday’s episode, a lot of great recommendations, and prayer requests! There’s also going to be an adorable video of the puppies who are HUGE now. We’ve got squirrels, a new flavor of Oreo’s to try, and some very cool content to share, like the free Hermeneutics class currently available over at TMU!

I’ve added all the links to everything we’ll be discussing in tonight’s show down below incase you want to check it out. You can watch live below, on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I hope y’all will join us! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s as study to show yourselves approved.

Through the Narrow – CRT in CRU by Gina Cooks: https://wordpress.com/posts/biblicalbeginningsblog.wordpress.com

Free course on Hermeneutics: https://institute.tms.edu/library/hermeneutics/about/

Elizabeth Prata The End Times blog – Demas and Judas and Simon Magus looked like the real thing: https://the-end-time.org/2021/07/30/demas-and-judas-and-simon-magus-looked-like-the-real-thing/

Bible Contradictions by Jimmy from Veritas Domain: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2021/07/30/bible-contradiction-who-brought-joseph-into-egypt/

Servants of Grace by Dave Jenkins: https://servantsofgrace.org/theology-for-life/what-is-church-membership-and-why-does-it-matter-to-me/?fbclid=IwAR3HakXY8i8fpA5QD1_kbkD9ceQYjfw7SOm9m7DJ0R1-X-sJeGPD7rB-p38

The Warrenton Declaration: https://warrentondeclaration.com/?fbclid=IwAR28-uhnp5csJ9clExpgDNIIzj7izCAdcxWUoM8DxPPGDvz4QnYC_kEfYeQ

Check out Cave to the Cross Apologetics: cavetothecross.com

Tulips & Honey Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/583255339073775

Shirt shop: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tulips-honey/

The MEGA Live Event – July 23rd, 2021

Hello, dear ones, I hope this post finds you all doing well! Tonight I’ll be going live to answer some great questions sent in, including some tough stuff on worship. I’m also going to be addressing the recent interview of Priscilla Shirer by Allen Parr. We’ll talk a bit about where women can teach, and why, and I’ve got some fantastic links for everyone to get more information about Shirer that I’ve added below. I’ve also got to share with you all these neat new crochet patterns by RefToons!

Did you know they have free coloring pages you can print out for your kiddos? I’ve got a link to that down below too! There will be some other suggestions, shout outs, and recommendations, as well as prayer requests. You can watch live below, on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I hope y’all will join us! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s as study to show yourselves approved.


Elizabeth Prata’s response to Shirer interview: https://the-end-time.org/tag/priscilla-shirer/

More on Shirer: https://the-end-time.org/2015/09/02/why-i-do-not-recommend-kendrick-brothers-new-movie-war-room-part-2/

https://michellelesley.com/2015/09/18/going-beyond-scripture-why-its-time-to-say-good-bye-to-priscilla-shirer-and-going-beyond-ministries/amp/

Revived Thoughts Gregory of Nyssa: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/revived-thoughts/id1461685901?i=1000529662401

RefToons new crochet patterns: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheNimbleHook?mc_cid=b127b6d838&mc_eid=f677327c17

You can also get free printable a from RefToons for your kiddos: https://www.reftoons.com/?mc_cid=24ef4fdfca&mc_eid=f677327c17

Kari Jobe NAR Connections: https://narconnections.com/kari-jobe/?fbclid=IwAR1k-eXL3wMJCu02AjiM8BPAjt4VPKuppyynqV6_V5vCuLajJUk3vTXTGd8

Dave Jenkin’s interviews Owen Strachan: https://servantsofgrace.org/owen-strachan-how-the-church-should-respond-to-wokeness/?fbclid=IwAR0JFkF9IQRXEDqIOe3jFDiuyd5wMjjmVNhJJec6z7yhWKXGm4FZcCfuRM0

Check out Cave to the Cross Apologetics: cavetothecross.com

Tulips & Honey Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/583255339073775

Shirt shop: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/tulips-honey/