The Housewife Theologian

The Housewife Theologian

I’m still in thankful mode. As a matter of fact, my family is in Deep Creek, MD right now to celebrate the holiday together. My mom rented a big, beautiful home to fit my brother and his family, my sister and her family, as well as me and my own. There are nine little cousins all running around...
Mayflower, Nathaniel Philbrick (Penguin, 2006) We do not know the exact date of the celebration we now call the First Thanksgiving, but it was probably in late September or early October, soon after their crop of corn, squash, beans, barley, and peas had been harvested. It was also a time during...
This year I share my birthday with Thanksgiving. I will be 36. That’s crazy. I was happy to enter my thirties, feeling as if my twenties represented a decade of building, and I assumed my thirties would be a great decade of responsible enjoyment and growth. That it has, although I didn’t realize...
The True Believer , Jonathan Edwards, Edited by Dr. Don Kistler (Soli Deo Gloria, 2001) This book is a collection of sermons by Jonathan Edwards. The sermon I am quoting from is titled, Christians a Chosen Generation, preached on verse 1 Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal...
I remember back in college my roommate, Michelle, brought home the movie The Usual Suspects . We spent the afternoon enthralled in this 1995 film. The movie begins with a ship massacre and explosion, where Roger “Verbal” Kint, played by Kevin Spacey, is one of only two survivors. The other survivor...
I read a blog today that had a great point. The title: Don’t Preach Santa to Yourself , written by Gloria Furman. With the stores getting all their Christmas on already, Gloria realizes how we sometimes treat our spiritual lives like our relationship with Santa Claus. Sometimes we fall into the...
What a week! I haven’t been sick in years, and of course I have to get some mystery illness. I was convinced I had the flu, and that I was getting better. Turns out, no matter how hard you try, you can’t will yourself to get better (I know, there’s a huge spiritual analogy there). After having this...
Him We Proclaim , Dennis Johnson (P&R, 2007) So this massive volume has been sitting on my shelf for almost a year now, intimidating me. Well, it’s not that massive, but well over 400 pages of scholarly material. In God’s providence I have had a pretty good (meaning bad) case of the flu all...
My oldest daughter, Solanna, is in the seventh grade. Do you remember the seventh grade? Middle school in general is just a strange period. Especially in our age, where the whole decade of your twenties is considered as glorified adolescence, what is the role of a middle-schooler? These poor kids...
Getting Back Into the Race , Joel R. Beeke (CruciformPress, 2011) There just aren’t many books out addressing the issue of the backsliding Christian. I imagine one reason is the marketability—I mean, how many backsliders are really going to go buy a book about their condition? And I don’t think...