We are thrilled to announce that writer, poet, bible teacher and hip hop artist, Jackie Hill Perry, will be the guest speaker for OneLove women’s conference this August. Jackie will address the theme “Made for More: Created to be Holy” and encourage women to live full lives that are worthy of God’s calling to holiness.
We are thrilled to announce that Jackie Hill Perry will be the guest speaker at OneLove women’s conference this Saturday 21 August. Jackie Hill Perry is a writer, poet, bible teacher and hip-hop artist whose latest album, Crescendo, was released in May 2018. At home, she is a wife to Preston and Mommy to Eden, Autumn, and Sage.
Since becoming a Christian, Jackie has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can. In her biography, Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been, she shares her story of finding wholeness in her experience of growing up in a fatherless home and struggling with gender confusion.
Jackie grew up abusing marijuana, loving pornography and embracing both masculinity and homosexuality. At the age of 19, Jackie came face-to-face with what it meant to be made new. It didn’t happen in church or through contact with Christians, rather God broke in and turned her heart towards Him.
At OneLove, she will be addressing the theme “Made for More: Created to be Holy”. By opening the Scriptures, Jackie will encourage women to live full lives that are worthy of God’s calling to holiness.
You can get a taste of her teaching here:
1. Let’s Talk Podcast
Let’s Talk is a podcast for women from The Gospel Coalition Podcast Network. On each episode, Jackie Hill Perry, Melissa Kruger, and Jasmine Holmes talk about a different topic and how to apply biblical wisdom to everyday life. Episode topics include people pleasing, taming the tongue, discontentment, and fighting sin.
2. The Gospel for the Fallen
A challenging and encouraging sermon from John 21 about the gospel for fallen followers.
3. How to Avoid Being an Intelligent Fool
If being a disciple means to be a student, can learning be the legacy you leave? In this talk, Jackie Hill Perry shares the significance of being a learner of God, so that one can teach what they’ve learned to the next generation.
4. Love is a Gospel Issue
Jackie Hill Perry discusses the urgency of showing love for the ‘least of these’ in light of the gospel and what’s at stake if we fail to do so.
5. Jackie Hill Perry on Poetry and Rap
In this video, Jackie Hill Perry describes how music and poetry can display the glory of God in unique and effective ways. You can tune into her latest Rap album, Crescendo, on Spotify.
Mother, Not Maker: On Relinquishing Control this Mother’s Day
"As a first-time mother, I hope to model a power perfected in weakness, and a strength empowered by faith."
In this reflection, Writer, Heidi Tai, shares what God has been teaching her in both the joys and challenges of pregnancy.
Read it here.
Single-Not-Single-Mum: Parenting in Community
“Gods’ community gives me strength when I am weak, so I can be what my children need.”
In this reflection, Author and Blogger, Ruth Baker shares what God has been teaching her in both the joys and challenges of parenting two boys as a single mother in Christian community.
Read it here.
Parenting and Disability: On Recognising My Limits this Mother’s Day
"Human frailty or weakness or limitation is no impairment to God’s ability to work in and through us."
In this reflection, Louise Gosbell shares how God has been at work in her family living with disabilities and chronic health issues.
Read it here.