About

Hi there, friend. I’m Amy.

I’m a writer, Bible teacher, and a lover of good theology. And I’m so glad you’re here.

I studied Biblical Exposition and Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute before getting my masters (and my man) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Through many life transitions I’ve learned one hard lesson: if our lives are rooted on anything other than the Word of God we will be sorely disappointed. And so, I’ve made this my passion-project: to study and teach the Bible and to teach others how to study and teach the Bible.

Take Root Seminars are one-day, workshop-based seminars that equip local congregations to study and teach the Bible. You can find out where I’ll be next or inquire about hosting Take Root at your church.

The Rooted Home offers theologically-robust daily Bible studies to help you hone your skills as a student of the Word. Studies offer daily Scripture readings, theological commentary, questions for reflection, and prayer points, and are available in digital in print. View current studies and prints that keep the Word of God at the center of your home.

Other places I’ve written can be viewed here.

 

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  • Hi Amy love your letter about morning devotional time. It is the quiet time we need and should seek to be filled up with the presence of God but in this fast pace time we live in I fine it not easy.I too am not a morning early riser but I know the need for time spent in solitude with my God to lift me up and get me out the door. Thank you for your writing, I would love to read more of your thoughts on Jesus who I also love to talk about. Miss you Karen Pizzo

  • Reading you from across the pond, I just wanted to thank you for your piece on Grudem and Trump. I’ve been brought up rooted in evangelicalism, and I’m so saddened at what I see in the US. I just pray that your generation will lead a new revival of a social and more reflective evangelicalism that maintains its roots but broadens its inclusiveness instead of becoming so narrow and regressively fundamentalist.

  • Thank you for what you have shared from the perspective of a millennial. I have way passed that but shared your sentiment that the agenda of some evangelicals seems too narrow and selective and do not reflect not what the scripture has taught us in it s holism : respect for those at the margins (disable, vulnerable members of the society, migrants and the oppressed), hospitality to strangers, characters that reflects Christ, bless to be a blessing to the nations.
    Keep writing as you words gives authenticity to a Christian hope that is beyond dry dogma.

  • Hi Amy – I read with interest your page on women in ministry and teaching issues. I am finding that since I am going to be 63 in February, that I am extremely weary of the issues surrounding women “preaching” or “teaching” in the church, especially since many men feel women should “keep silent” in the church. The issues surrounding asking your husband at home come fraught with increasing numbers of women being divorced and widowed as they age, with no husband at home. It seems the best place for women to minister is to other women, and really, to do it totally outside of the church building so as not to set off the sensitive brethren in the church on issues of “insubordination” or “usurpation.” In some churches I have been in, things occasionally heat up to the point where I seriously am wondering if females should set foot in a church building at all so they wouldn’t run afoul of the “silence” and no “teaching” rules. I have even had one man say if I didn’t change my “stubborn” attitude over “submission” in the church I was going to suffer eternal damnation. He couldn’t distinguish between the anguish of being treated as a stupid silly child once again from wanting to be able to fully express my calling as a Daughter of God and joint heir with Christ.

    I can appreciate the heartache of women who want only men pastors to preach/teach at women’s conferences feeling they do it better than women. With that attitude in the mix, it is really difficult, sometimes impossible, to craft women’s ministry outreaches to women, whether held inside or outside a church building.

    I pray that as we move forward, the church at large and locally will allow women the full respect and cherishing and opportunities they deserve as Daughters of God, joint heirs with Christ and Ambassadors of the Kingdom in calling all people to be reconciled to God.

    Thanks for your excellent writings.