The Thing You Fear Most

by Becky De Oliveira— Seven months pregnant with my first child, I found myself cornered in a shopping center in Watford, England, by an elderly woman who wanted to talk. “Do you know whether it’s a girl or a boy?” the woman asked, reaching out to pat my tummy. “Boy!” I said. “At least that’s what they tell me. The sonographer said she was ninety-nine percentsure.” “I have four girls,” the woman said. She was small, stooped, with glasses on the end of her nose and big green button earrings. “Didn’t have much luck with boys. My first pregnancy was [...]

The Thing You Fear Most2018-12-20T10:14:03-07:00

To Speak As One

by Becky De Oliveira— A few years ago, I went out for coffee with a couple I knew from back in England. We talked about all kinds of things—generally catching up on the years we hadn’t seen each other—but one subject they were both very keen to question me about was the One project. I tried to demur—I’m uncomfortable as a spokesperson under most circumstances, and regardless of what anyone might think, Japhet (my husband and the co-founder of the One project) and I are technically two different people. I don’t usually do his talking for him and as far [...]

To Speak As One2018-12-18T11:08:58-07:00

Never Having to Say You’re Certain

by Becky De Oliveira— My husband Japhet and I host a podcast called Daily Walk. It’s a pretty simple format: we read the portion of Scripture we’re focusing on for the week in one of several translations and then discuss a question related to the text. We’ve been slowly making our way through the book of Romans, and there have been some interesting discussions along the way. Romans 13 was a recent focus. This is the chapter in which Paul discusses submitting to authority. People have very different ideas about how to interpret this counsel—and these appear to correlate to how they [...]

Never Having to Say You’re Certain2018-12-04T11:34:20-07:00