Articles By: Stephanie Wilkerson

Stephanie holds a BA from Biola University in Biblical and Theological Studies and is a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute. She presently works for a film production company in Irvine as Project Coordinator and is enjoying getting to apply her love of writing to an more practical arena than academia. Stephanie has the distinction of being one of the few Vegan, country-music-hating Wyomingites in the world and has a deep love for the beauty of the mountains, though she now lives among the sprawling urban masses of LA County. During her infrequent bouts of free time, Stephanie enjoys reading (particularly classics and theology), learning German and Adobe Suite, and tormenting her roommates and their boyfriends.

“I see dead people”: On Hope in Missions

When considering the task of the Great Commission in light of the global plight, it is an overwhelming mission. If you’ve been watching the Arab Spring revolutions that have been devastating Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and Turkey recently you’ll get a pretty stark picture of the human heart. In spite...
June 27th, 2013 | Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Practical Love in the Pro-Life Fight

In the wake of the recent Gosnell trial, other stories have come to light that demonstrate that Gosnell is not merely an isolated incident. The shock and horror of the initial unveiling of Gosnell’s atrocities is slowly hardening into resolve among pro-life advocates. It is a time of great mourning...
May 30th, 2013 | Abortion | Read More

On being Protestant and thinking about the Sacraments (Part 3)

This is a third part in a series. Don’t miss Part 1 and Part 2 (This post will stand alone, but does draw heavily on the previous two). As I’ve been thinking through Communion and Baptism, I considered the possibility that any action done by a believer in service of someone else is a sacrament. My...
April 26th, 2013 | Protestant, Religion | Read More

On being Protestant and thinking about the Sacraments (Part 2)

Part one of this series can be found here. I was baptized twice. I cringe when I think about it. In brief, I was baptized when I was 8, because it was a public declaration of my decision to follow Jesus 3-4 years before. I was re-baptized at 18 because I had “made my faith my own” and I...
April 25th, 2013 | Protestant, Religion | Read More

On being Protestant and thinking about the Sacraments (Part 1)

A Note from the Editor: This is the first in a three-part series on the Sacraments from a distinctly Protestant perspective. Today we’ll cover communion, tomorrow we’ll cover baptism, and Friday we’ll cover the possibility of the Church itself functioning as a Sacrament. Recently I’ve...
April 24th, 2013 | Protestant, Religion | Read More

Pastors, Elders and… Tim Tebow?

Celebrities are an odd phenomenon. There is little that these people do to earn the love of the masses—usually some demonstration of physical prowess to entertain an audience. Oddly, these people are expected to be role models for our children, to rise above what is expected of an average citizen and...
March 7th, 2013 | Culture, Religion | Read More

Who Won the Super Bowl? Well, it wasn’t women…

Football and live television are both ways I rarely choose to spend my time. I hate having my watching experience broken up by commercials and football never made a ton of sense to me. This year, however, I broke my rule to hang out with friends. I watched both live television in all its commercial glory...
February 21st, 2013 | Culture | Read More