Friday, September 25, 2009

ask anything...

Today is Ask Anything day! Yup, here's your chance to ask questions about faith, culture, or the bible to someone who knows what they're talking about. No, not me. Cheryl Brodersen!

Next week I'll be interviewed by Cheryl Brodersen on her Internet television show, Today's Faith. When her assistant called to invite me I tried sounding cool and collected but the quiver in my voice betrayed me. I immediately had this grand idea of interviewing HER because really, she's waaaaay cooler than I'll ever be. Cheryl's the daughter of a pastor, wife of a pastor, mother of four, European missionary, author, speaker, and teacher.

And then there is me. Standing in her presence I feel like a gum chewing teenager, wearing a tacky pink shirt with puffy print that reads, "I'm a PRINCESS" while responding to her questions like an incoherent teenager: So like, it's like so cool, that like I have a blog and like I love to tell people about the love of God. It's like so cool, right?!

Well, for whatever reason, they invited me for an interview this Thursday, October 1. I really want to take advantage of this opportunity and talk about issues women are facing, since they didn't like my idea of interviewing her. So here's your shot to ask anything! I'm hoping to answer some of these questions and get Cheryl's insight and seasoned wisdom on how to be a woman of God in the 21st century. You can ask anonymously or link out to your blog, but all I ask is what city/state you are from.

Ask away...

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are tattoos wrong?

Baylor, TX

Anonymous said...

often as women we are label overly emotional and incapable to handling ourselves well. God gave us emotions but I don't know if we know how to deal with them well. How should we deal and/or filter our emotions for the glory of God?

houston/tx

Tish said...

While the Bible talks about beauty being passing (Prov 31) and God looking at the heart rather than our outside appearances (1 Sam), it also in many verses speaks about the physical beauty of women...even comparing the physical attributes of Lean and Rachel. Why do you think those physical beauty-focused descriptions were included when God desires our focus to be on spiritual beauty rather than physical beauty?

Oh, and I've always wondered what might have happened to the frankincense, gold, and myrrh that was given to Jesus by the wise men. Any wisdom on that?

Tish said...

oops...I am in Albuquerque, NM...forgot to add that to my last comment

Anonymous said...

On the heels of the previous question... Please allow me to take another step into the question of glorifying God in our emotions.

How can we know when we are under spiritual warfare or simply going through pms or dealing with other hormonal imbalances?

Bridget said...

Hi Bianca! This isn't the first time I've asked this question...but seems I can't get an honest answer..thank you for this opportunity!

Ok, I am currently involved with the 40 days for life campain. Being involved with the pro-life ministry, I have recently been studying up on the pill and how it is a form of chemical abortion. Why is it that Christians or even pastors don't touch on this. We as Christians claim to be pro-life but yet ignore or even take the time to look into the pill. It is proven to be an abortifaciant. We know that abortion is wrong but yet so many young women are encouraged to take the pill. They don't tell anyone the facts about birth control and how bad it really is. I know the Catholic church is against it but why aren't the Christians??? Is it lack of knowledge? I just can't believe how it is so tolerated among the church. Thank you for your time.
Upland CA

Jenn said...

At what point is it bad to shop? I know the love of $ is the root of all evil, but does that coincide with clothing? I *love* fashion and I don't know if that's bad.

NYC

Anonymous said...

I think what Christian women need to do is more one on one mentoring, our influence can be so life-changing - but where to start? Any tips, encouragement, resources etc. for those of us that want to start teaching the younger generations how to be passionate followers of God?

Bozeman, Montana

Anonymous said...

Why are Christian guys scared of asking girls out? If we should be comfortable with men it should be in the church. But guys from my chuch are timid and afraid people are going to think they are pimpin' or something.

Thoughts?

El Paso

Anonymous said...

How does a Christian woman deal with failure (lack of faith, courage, stepping out in God's plan for our lives)? Is there a plan b that God has? Or did we just miss it?

juniorj said...

How in the world do you get these great connections?

Anonymous said...

how did you know you were called to do what you r doing? Sometimes I feel like i have no idea what God has purposed for my life....were totally immersed in God when He told u or did it come out of no where? will He only tell us when we are walking perfectly...or can He tell us when we r struggling?

THX, San Diego

LiNdSeY said...

A lot of times, when in a trial we can't see the purpose for it, although we know (as Christians) God has a plan. It's usually on the other side of the trial (like Joseph) when we realize what God was doing/trying to accomplish in us; his brother intending evil, yet God using it for good..... As an overcomer of childhood abuse, I am stuck in connecting the abuse with God's goodness and love for me. I know this is really deep, but thought maybe you'd be up for a challenge. :) How can God still be good/loving and let those things happen to people, even ordain them to happen (since He is sovereign over all things)? How can I look back, see that in my past, wrestle with the pain/hurt of it all & yet still trust Him with my heart? How do His goodness/love go hand in hand with the evil in my past and this world? Ok, sorry it took me so long to get that out......

Brandon, MS

Anonymous said...

No question....just tell her that I love, love, love her!!! ;) And that we should have tea together -even though I don't like tea-that seems like something she would enjoy, right?

haha, so excited for you! love you!

-j

Anonymous said...

What is your advice for young single Christian women who want so much not to be single but are trying to wait for God to bring them the "one"?

Also, what do you think about having friends that are not Christians? Is it okay to hang out with them? I tend to avoid it because I don't want to get caught up in a situation I can't handle... But it gets hard to explain why we are friends at work but I never hang out outside of work...

Minot, North Dakota

Amie said...

Is makeup and fashion wrong? Well, more like, when does it become wrong?

Waikiki, HI

Anonymous said...

As a new believer, I've been thinking that the more important thing is to follow the example and teachings of Christ, rather than trying to find a church (and it's been hard finding a place that totally fits) - do you think that's right?

Also, I just wanted to thank you, Bianca, because you're the first person I've heard talk about God the way I've always THOUGHT about God, and it's opened a lot of possibility for me - so thank you, thank you, thank you. Keep doing what you're doing; I can't wait to hear more.

Philadelphia, PA

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