10 January 2013

A 'No Compromise' Conversation


I recently had the privilege of being a guest on No Compromise Radio, hosted by Pastor Mike Abendroth. Being the first female guest ever to appear on the show, it seems fitting that we discussed things such as women's ministries, the importance of women to seek to be discerning and a little bit of what it's like to be a female blogger. Many thanks to NoCo and to Pastor Mike for the opportunity.

You can listen to that interview here.

Further Reading
No Compromise Ever: Episode 1
Replacing the 'Violent' Cross
Doctrine Matters

28 comments:

  1. It appears that the NoCo sites are suspended...
    Michael

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    1. Hi Michael,

      Yes, it looks like the first link isn't working. I've added a link to the NoCo podcast in iTunes, so hopefully you can access it that way if you'd like to listen.

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    2. Oh, I still can't get it to play. It must be my computer.

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    3. Unfortunately, it's not working at any link. Whoever hacked NoCo did quite a fine job, it seems. :(
      They're working on it.

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  2. So, EBenz I get to hear your voice? Awesome. Look forwards to the interview~

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  3. Congratulations EBenz! I'm so glad for you. I'll go take a listen now.

    I noticed the other day when I went to the site there was a message "Hacked by -------" someone or other. There was a hacker tag on the site. I was sad for Pastor Abendroth and the crew that someone would do that to hem.

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  4. I listened to the interview this morning from the NoCo website and greatly enjoyed it!

    Erin, I found your blog after Stephen Furtick turned up at my church, Harvest Bible Chapel in Rolling Meadows, as a guest preacher. I had never heard of him. His "sermon" was so bizarre that when I got home I did a google search on him and that is how I found your blog. I have been a daily reader every since.

    Keep up the great work. We desperately need truth and clearly your blog is reaching many men and women out there who are being deceived by false teachers and churches who are exploiting them for $$.

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    1. Appreciate the encouragement, Anonymous. Thanks for being a faithful visitor!

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  5. Hey Erin,


    As Linda said, it nice to hear your voice. I have visited your websit for sometime now and just resently started posted comments. my name is Teresa BTW. You kind of remind me of Sarah leslie from herescope.
    I came out of the Word of Faith and New Apostolic Reformation movement 5 years ago only by the grace of God. I did not really know the true gospel until I found men like Paul Washer, Bob Dewaay, John MacArthur, Justin Peters, sarah leslie and Dr. Orrel Steinkamp, whom is a dear friend of mine. I thank the LORD for Godly men and women like you. I am for ever grateful for the internet and website such as yours.

    Keep on contending for the faith.....Teresa

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    1. Hi Teresa,
      I've enjoyed your comments, so I'm glad you finally spoke up! :) Praise God for saving you from the deception of WF and NAR. When His Word is opened, it truly is the only thing powerful enough to shine light, THE Light, in the darkness, isn't it? So thankful for your faithful readership!

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    2. Erin,
      I am glad you have enjoyed my comments, since I have been accused of having a confused brain by someone one else...LOL Praise God he has unconfused my brainwashed brain from that deception.

      Erin you said...When His Word is opened, it truly is the only thing powerful enough to shine light, THE Light, in the darkness, isn't it? So thankful for your faithful readership!

      I say AMEN sister...LOL Love you guy's and girls. Teresa

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  6. Erin, great interview, and it was nice getting to know you on a personal note. Thank you for continuing to contend for the faith, as well as the other ladies and gents that comment here who rightly divide the Word of God. You are true kindred-spirits....so refreshing! May God continue to bless you and your work....

    Always in Christ,
    Lauren

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    1. All glory to God, Lauren, and thank you for the kind words! I so appreciate the encouraging feedback from my readers - it is what God often uses to keep me going when things get dicey!

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  7. Listened yesterday. It was nice to hear your voice. Hacked, huh....someone didn't like it. Like Teresa, I say, keep contending for the faith, Erin!!!

    Pam

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    1. Well, someone didn't like something over there at NoCo, that's for sure! Thanks, Pam. :)

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  8. It is so nice to meet women and men who have come out, are still coming out from under and are seeking for truth. It is nice to know that we are not alone in this. Linda, Pam, Crystal, Lauren, Darrel and the rest, nice to meet you guys and girls.

    the funny thing for me is I really thought this was a man's blog. I believe in giving honor when honor is due.

    Erin, your blog is refreshing as Lauren said. God's speed.

    Love, Teresa

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  9. Teresa, you're a dear heart! I can truly say you speak from a heart filled with God's love. It never ceases to amaze me when I do meet people (indirectly)online who have the same witness of the word of God, the Holy Spirit and testimony of Jesus as is revealed in Scripture.. It's sweet and I cannot wait to meet all of you in heaven..

    Teresa, don't feel bad about thinking it was a man's blog.. When I first came here I didn't know neither.. I mean EBenz sounds like a car and well women can like cars but I thought it was a man's blog because of the name...

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    1. LOL, Teresa and Linda! Don't worry, I think a lot of people have assumed that this blog (and my Twitter account) was run by a man. I guess I just don't have the same flair or personality that women blogger's do? Anyway, I'm not offended, just thankful for faithful and encouraging readers!

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    2. Glad I am not the only one who thought that. Paise the LORD! thanks Linda for covering my back on this one. LOL Teresa.

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  10. I listened to your interview last night, and I loved it. You came across as knowledgeable and informative, pointed and accurate, yet humble and gracious. Your good Spirit shows through in every essay. I want to thank you for speaking on the topic of women's ministries and their tendency to be theologically lightweight. You are an excellent writer in your ability to be precise in analysis with a combined gracious spirit- it's a balm in this harsh era.

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  11. I enjoyed your interview. I agree with what you said about men and women and their books. Most of the articles and books I've read that have benefited me are by men. Don't get me wrong, but women usually don't have that theological umph that men have just like you said because they are more emotional. Women such as Beth Moore have taken us down a path of experiences and subjectivity rather than the word of God which is weakening the church

    When I was first saved, I had lots of emotions and feelings mixed in. I would listen to BBN and John MacArthur would come on. I enjoyed listening to him but at first he seemed so harsh to me. I used to think he was so stern and lacked love. Over the years I've grown to love him as one of my most favorite solid teachers because of learning to chew the meat of God's word and not drink milk. Don't get me wrong, I was a baby in Christ and milk was perfect for me at the time..

    Anyways, Thanks for sharing with us, Erin--wonderful and don't worry you have a lovely ladies voice and not one of those "annoying girls voices".. Just picking at you

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    1. LOL Linda! I cringe when I hear my voice recorded, but I think most people do when they hear themselves talk. Except maybe someone like Max McLean.

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    2. Oh, your voice sounds really nice. That is why you remind me of Sarah Leslie. You should hear my voice. Raspy, kind of a southern draw (from West Virgina) with a Wisconsin flare, very interesting to say the least. (giggle) Teresa

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  12. I heard what you said about women (being more prone to be led astray) and I must say I do not concur and I wholeheartedly disagree with your ascertain...and I hope my wife sees this...

    Good interview!

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    1. :-)
      Yes, I will have to retract that remark. :)
      Thanks, Mike!

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  13. Erin, I love your blog!
    Enjoyed the interview and agree wholeheartedly with you on women's Bible studies. The most popular are so shallow and frequently tainted by error and emotional appeals. It does a severe disservice to all of us for churches not to provide meatier (and correct) doctrinal and historical studies. The Bible is not boring! I think it's exciting actually. And anyway, it should always be more important than exploring our own personal desires and dreams, which the popular studies (Beth Moore et al.) always focus on. Keep up the good work, you are making a difference. Sincerely, Carol

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  14. I shared this interview with my wife, and we both enjoyed it. It was wonderful to hear your voice, as many times as I've read your words I felt I knew you already. This interview was also amazingly relevant for what's going on in our lives at the moment. My church, a sound bible-based church with a strong Word of God preacher, is doing a Beth Moore study (James) for women. I have expressed a concern about this; it will be very carefully monitored. But already my wife has a few raised eyebrows after one week. Just her ecumenical slant is enough to warrant close attention. But do keep up the good work, this is the only blog site I read *every* week. Soli Deo Gloria.

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