The Housewife Theologian

The Housewife Theologian

My faithful, sharpening commenter, Tim, has written another great article for me to guest post. I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I did! Ultra-ultra-ultra-sound! My wife and I seem to have a ministry of sorts with young families. Actually, it’s her ministry and I’m the helpmeet. She’ll hear...
Chaos and Grace , Mark Galli (Baker Books, 2011) Christians use the word faith as abundantly as there are grains of sand, but its thrust may be just as hard for us to grasp as a handful of that bountiful beach. We say we are saved by grace through faith, but is our salvation based on our faith?...
I have three awesome kids. Being their mom has been such a pleasure and an enormous avenue God has used for my sanctification. And here’s the but: Sometimes it is exhausting. As much as I adore those little boogers, when I’m caught in the war zone of “mom” shrapnel, I long for a peaceful moment to...
Practical Theology for Women , Wendy Alsup (Crossway, 2008) This is a good little introductory book written for women who need to learn more about God. It is also very motivational. I love Alsup’s apologetic for writing the book: Perhaps you ask, why write a theology book specifically geared toward...
My New Year’s Resolution is more like a picture. I want to think of this picture every day. It’s a beautiful, mental picture I have of a tree. The Oleander. Yeah, that’s right, the Oleander. Haven’t you heard of it? Well me neither until recently. Apparently, this tree can only be found in the...
The Book of Mary , Edited by Anthony Zurlo (CruciformPress, 2011) Okay. So, CruciformPress just did something pretty radical. They have an eBook that you can download from their website for just 99 cents through January 3rd. First book I ever read without paper. But I really wanted to read it...
Dorothy Sayers’ essay, Why Work? , is still churning in my mind. I’ve really been thinking about integrity in our labor. As I alluded in my last Reading Reflection, it is particularly bothersome in the so-called Christian industry. When is it actually helpful, or even truthful, to slap a “Christian...
Letters to a Diminished Church , Dorothy Sayers (Thomas Nelson,2004) What a great book. The subtitle, Passionate Arguments for the Relevance of Christian Dogma , would not be very popular for today’s Christian culture; but I would love to see this book make a comeback. For example, what do our...
I listen to the local talk radio station every morning while driving my kids to school—that is, I try to listen while the kids are machine-gunning a cacophony of chatter my way. Actually, it is my hometown’s local station, which I am close enough to receive. One of the news blurbs the other morning...
Note to Self , Joe Thorn (Crossway, 2011) Have you ever thought about preaching to yourself? That’s what this book is about. Think about it; we are telling ourselves all kinds of things throughout the day. Not long ago, I wrote an article that is complimentary to the subtitle of this book, The...