Author Archives: Tara Petty

Tara Petty is a children’s minister at Pegram Church of Christ near Nashville, TN. She is currently pursuing her M.Div. at Lipscomb University. She is a mother to four young children and enjoys reading, writing, loving and laughing. She is passionate about discipling a generation of youth who love Jesus and live fully in the freedom of knowing him.

When Insecurity Parades as Certainty

In the midst of my (still relatively new) theological studies I am learning so many things. I am experiencing the Bible in ways that I never have. I am reshaping my thoughts on things that were long taught to me as “Gospel truth” and reimagining what the Word of God is capable of…

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Who Will Show the Children?

As a children’s minister and a mother of four, my heart space and head space are often occupied by children. I am always looking for new ways to promote healthy development physically, mentally, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. I read the books and attend the conferences and have the conversations. I spend the time…

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Proving God

If you think back to childhood, you can likely still hear those taunting words on the playground. You made a challenging statement. Perhaps you said you could beat someone in a race. Or maybe you said something that just seemed unbelievable. And the indignant reply from the other child was the ever-popular phrase “prove it!”…

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