The Housewife Theologian

The Housewife Theologian

In my last article I began a series on the church. What makes Sunday different from the rest of the week, and why do we need to go to church instead of worshipping God in our own private way? I built upon the idea of the temple as I began by showing how the first temple-garden was a holy space. We...
Living in God’s Two Ki ngdoms , David VanDrunen (Crossway, 2010) Since I’m doing a couple of articles on church, I though VanDrunen’s book would be a good reading recommendation. Oftentimes, we want to know how our faith affects our life, but do not really spend the time learning the content of our...
Our weeks are busy with stuff. And the weekend comes, where we try to cram in more stuff…with the family. So where does church fit in? Is it just one more event to squeeze in the calendar? Oftentimes we find ourselves so tired from celebrating the end of the week, that the only motivational pull we...
Knowing Scripture , R.C. Sproul (InterVarsity Press, 1977) This book is an oldie but goodie (well, old for contemporary authorship that is). It is a great read on learning the basics of studying the Bible. But let’s look at the beginning problem: It is important to note that the theme of this book...
My last couple of posts have centered on how God talks to us today. You can click here for my article affirming the authoritative Word of God in Scripture. But we wonder, what about that urging we feel during prayer, that inner voice that some equate to be God speaking personally to them? How does...
Made in America , Michael Horton (Wipf & Stock, 1991) Okay, so I went digging for this excerpt and I own more Horton books than I realized. I’ve spent the better part of an hour sifting through underlined treasures of my favorite living theologian. This one is pretty basic, but has always stuck...
Do you think you would pay more attention if God spoke to you from heaven or through the voice of a living prophet than if he spoke to you from the written words of Scripture? Would you believe or obey such words more readily than you do Scripture ? I did a study on this about 13 years ago with a...
Almost Christian, Kenda Creasy Dean (Oxford, 2010) I’ve reflected on a portion of this book before, but in light of my last article, I thought Dean’s commentary on “nice” would be fitting. WHAT’S WRONG WITH NICE? As a social lubricant, “nice” is a cheap and versatile adjective; it offers a nod...
In my last article, I talked about how one attribute of God can be so inflated above all others that he becomes a whole different God all together. I showed how sometimes people take his omniscience to mean that God is always watching us in the manner that he is waiting for us to mess up so that he...
Religious Literacy, Steven Prothero (HarperSanFrancisco, 2007) The subtitle of this book is What Every American Needs to Know and Doesn’t . The statistics Prothero gives are stunning. I thought I would share a few. You’ll have to read the book to see if you agree with him on how we should be taught...