The Housewife Theologian

The Housewife Theologian

You’re familiar with the question: What’s the first thing you grab to save if your house is on fire (assuming your precious children are safe)? Of course, every decent mother and woman in general will go for her pictures. The digital age has made this a much easier task. We can easily stick our...
The Screwtape Letters , C.S. Lewis (Lord and King Assoc., Inc., 1976) This passage came to my mind after I wrote my last article, so I dug it up as I found it to be fitting. If you are not familiar with this book, Screwtape is a type of devil, or demon, who is mentoring a younger demon, Wormwood...
June 27 th marks my husband Matt and I’s 14 th wedding anniversary. For the 3 rd year in a row, we celebrated with a weekend B&B stay in Solomon’s Island, Maryland. For those of you unfamiliar with Solomon’s, it is a simple little town with an area of less than 2 miles of land where the...
Servanthood as Worship , Nate Palmer (Cruciform Press, 2010) My favorite part of this short read was the appendix, A Brief History of Service in the Church . I kind of wish it was the first chapter. Anyway, I really liked what Palmer had to say about self-control: Self-control is often seen in our...
[caption id="attachment_339" align="alignleft" width="259" caption="Are you really watching your kids?"] [/caption] Reading Tim Keller’s Prodigal God provoked me to think more deeply about my own rebellion. It’s also got me thinking more about the way I parent. We don’t want our children to fall...
Bringing the Gospel Home , Randy Newman (Crossway, 2011) This is an interesting topic for a book— Witnessing to Family Members, Close Friends, and Others Who Know You Well . Who couldn’t use help with that? I’ve found it to be a helpful read, and wanted to share a longer portion than usual because...
I recently read a good article about motherhood on the Desiring God Blog . Yet one sentence stuck out that bothered me: Motherhood is a wonderful opportunity to live the gospel . I believe motherhood is a wonderful opportunity to live in light of the gospel. Those three words make a big difference...
Sexual Detox , Tim Challies (Cruciform Press, 2010) Cruciform Press is a new, small publisher that does things a little differently. In light of the technological changes that are affecting the publishing industry, they have a mission to embody our new realities. They publish one book a month,...
I have been blogging now for a few short months. Before this, I spent many lonely hours writing a book. Both make me feel a little silly. I’ll tell you why. Here I am on this lovely June morning, typing away for an imaginary audience. A major part of me would rather be sipping some coffee on my...
Christians Get Depressed Too , David Murray (Reformation Heritage Books,2010) I have enjoyed listening to David Murray on his podcast with Tim Challies, The Connected Kingdom . While I don’t follow regularly, I find myself drawn to Murray’s wisdom and humility in speaking. I recently ordered this...