Beginning of Wisdom

The Beginning of Wisdom offers a Bible teacher's perspective on spiritual growth and scriptural study in our churches, small groups, and families.

Jen Wilkin

Jen Wilkin is a wife, mom, and Bible teacher. She is the author of Women of the Word and None Like Him. She tweets @jenniferwilkin.

Want to Love Your Neighbor? Start By Fighting Your Own Sin
Want to Love Your Neighbor? Start By Fighting Your Own SinSubscriber Access Only
When we “make every effort to be holy,” it works toward the common good.
Let Bible Reading Get Back to Basics
Let Bible Reading Get Back to BasicsSubscriber Access Only
The best tools and strategies are deceptively simple.
God Will Not Speak to You Through Skywriting
God Will Not Speak to You Through SkywritingSubscriber Access Only
Our desperate pleas for a clear sign from the heavens may be answered already.
The Cross Is Our Stairway to Heaven
The Cross Is Our Stairway to HeavenSubscriber Access Only
Our salvation comes not from someone on our level, but from someone infinitely above it.
5 Tips for Training Little Evangelists
5 Tips for Training Little EvangelistsSubscriber Access Only
Faithful speech doesn’t need to rely on formulas.
Can We Finally Break the Silence Around Tamar?
Can We Finally Break the Silence Around Tamar?Subscriber Access Only
Telling the uncomfortable story of “desolate” Tamar positions us to show a kind of compassion King David didn’t.
Who Says Social Media Can’t Make You Wise?
Who Says Social Media Can’t Make You Wise?Subscriber Access Only
Done right, Facebook offers a chance for discernment and connection.
How Bible Genealogies Preach the Good News
How Bible Genealogies Preach the Good NewsSubscriber Access Only
Jesus’ family tree offers more than a history lesson.
Church Is Not Gender Neutral
Church Is Not Gender NeutralSubscriber Access Only
The case for women-only spaces in church.
Heaven Shines, But Who Cares?
Heaven Shines, But Who Cares?Subscriber Access Only
The Bible's blueprint for paradise lowers the awe-inspiring to the everyday.
Sunday Church Services Are Not About You
Sunday Church Services Are Not About YouSubscriber Access Only
Six tangible ways congregations can shift their gatherings from me to us.
Definitely Keep Insulting Your Kids With Sarcasm. Great Idea.
Definitely Keep Insulting Your Kids With Sarcasm. Great Idea.Subscriber Access Only
A godly tongue speaks humor that heals, not hurts.
What Student Ministry Really Needs? Homework.
What Student Ministry Really Needs? Homework.Subscriber Access Only
Teens should take Bible study as seriously as school and sports practice.
Think Fake News Is Scary? Try False Teaching
Think Fake News Is Scary? Try False TeachingSubscriber Access Only
We learn to spot a lie by studying the truth.
3 Ways to Prevent Bible Study Dropouts
3 Ways to Prevent Bible Study DropoutsSubscriber Access Only
What really keeps us engaged with the discipline of studying Scripture.
How to End Sibling Rivalry Like a Christian
How to End Sibling Rivalry Like a Christian Subscriber Access Only
No teasing, no favorites, and hours and hours of time with one other.
Stop Calling Everything a Bible Study
Stop Calling Everything a Bible StudySubscriber Access Only
Why it matters what churches call their classes.
The Church Is Not a Single-Parent Family
The Church Is Not a Single-Parent FamilySubscriber Access Only
Remembering the spiritual mothers of our faith.
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