Author: Michelle Tepper

Michelle Tepper is a speaker for RZIM in the US, teaching worldwide on a number of subjects, including the problem of pain, God’s character, sex, relationships, and love.

Since 2011, Michelle has been speaking overseas as a part of the RZIM European team and as a guest lecturer at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Prior to joining the RZIM staff, Michelle worked for six years as the University Chaplain for St. Aldate’s—a thriving, historic, student friendly church located in the heart of Oxford.

Michelle has strong ties to Oxford since she met and married her husband there. While studying abroad at Oxford University, she finished her bachelor’s degree in political science from Stetson University. Michelle then went on to pursue further studies in theology at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA) and was part of the OCCA’s first graduating class.

Michelle and her husband, Peter, live in Florida with their daughter, Sophia.

February 13, 2017 / / Topics

Is there a word that is used more than “love”? It rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? “I love my family. I love my job. I love a good steak. I love travelling.” Hopefully, family ranks a little higher than a juicy sirloin. But what is love? Is it simply an emotion we feel? Is it that sensation of wobbly knees when we’re around someone who elicits those feelings in us? Psychologists call that limerance, a state of mad attraction or infatuation. Love has been known to make people irrational…

February 6, 2017 / / Topics

You’d never know it by what you see in the movies and on television, but sex isn’t all there is to life. Few entertainment streams are void of sexual content and lures. Web advertisement and spam emails try to convince people that their sex lives could be so much better if they just purchased a certain product or popped a certain pill. Magazine covers promise 10 ways to please your lover. Be it the sexual humor and double entendres on sit-coms or the gratuitous sexual scenes on cable and Netflix…

October 16, 2016 / / Topics

It’s inevitable that we will experience conflict or injury at some point. Will our response be to fight back or is there another way—possibly that of forgiveness? When we have wronged others, how do we want to be treated? That might give us a clue as to how we should treat others. Forgiveness always costs someone something, whereas the cost of not forgiving can be far greater—even toxic. God, having been wronged by humanity, leads by example by offering and absorbing the cost of forgiveness, freeing us to do likewise…