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Okay, so the Ref Pack decided to have a sophisticated conversation today about baptism. Really, we did. And although the three of us are all Presbyterians, I think the Reformed Baptists will appreciate how we interacted with their confession. No, I’m not being snarky; I’m being serious...
...maybe I was "converted under duress." This is one of Captain Believer's Baptism Only's arguments against my fellow MoS co-hosts. It was my third pregnancy. My husband grew up Catholic, and was therefore double dipped when we had attended a Baptist church for the first seven years of our marriage...
Okay, so I don’t know many people who aspire to be ordinary. We grow up being told we are special. What would our parents think if we just turn out to be regular people? So if you write a book encouraging Christians to be content with ordinary ministry in ordinary life, there needs to be some...
For some reason I woke up with the song "Signs" stuck in my head. So I thought I'd go ahead an repost an article I wrote two years ago that stole a line from it for the title. Some church signs seem to have become equivalent to the placard signs homeowners proudly stake in their front yards, or the...
Have you heard of the Patriarchy movement? Patriarchy means “father-rule,” and this movement has some interesting theology and applications for the leadership roles of men. They call it “Biblical Patriarchy” because those who practice it believe that their understanding and...
I love getting the mail. You never know when you’re going to get a fun surprise. The other day I received an advanced reader’s copy of Michael Horton’s new book, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World . I read the first chapter last night before the premier of Blacklist aired (...
Sometimes a woman is just plain better for the job. It all depends on how you spin it: Women fighters joining ranks of Kurdish peshmerga forces hold particular power over male extremists promised 72 virgins if they die in battle .
Sometimes a woman is just plain better for the job. It all depends on how you spin it: Women fighters joining ranks of Kurdish peshmerga forces hold particular power over male extremists promised 72 virgins if they die in battle .
Sometimes a woman is just plain better for the job. It all depends on how you spin it: Women fighters joining ranks of Kurdish peshmerga forces hold particular power over male extremists promised 72 virgins if they die in battle .
I've noticed a theme lately in some of my reading in blogs, magazines, and books. Basically, guys can't have close, dare I say vulnerable, friendships with other guys or they will lose their man card. Carl Trueman recently shared something Scot McKnight posted on Charles Marsh's biography, Strange...
I've noticed a theme lately in some of my reading in blogs, magazines, and books. Basically, guys can't have close, dare I say vulnerable, friendships with other guys or they will lose their man card. Carl Trueman recently shared something Scot McKnight posted on Charles Marsh's biography, Strange...
I've noticed a theme lately in some of my reading in blogs, magazines, and books. Basically, guys can't have close, dare I say vulnerable, friendships with other guys or they will lose their man card. Carl Trueman recently shared something Scot McKnight posted on Charles Marsh's biography, Strange...
I've noticed a theme lately in some of my reading in blogs, magazines, and books. Basically, guys can't have close, dare I say vulnerable, friendships with other guys or they will lose their man card. Carl Trueman recently shared something Scot McKnight posted on Charles Marsh's biography, Strange...
Today we have a reluctant Dr. Michael Horton take a psychological test to see if we can continue interviewing him for the podcast. Fortunately for you guys, he passed. But we were a little worried after the first question. In fact, we got him a new tie to wear for any future casual conversations...
My CruciformPress book arrived in the mail this weekend, and it is a topic that has been on my mind lately: The Company We Keep: In Search of Biblical Friendship , by Jonathan Holmes. I had few free minutes last night, so I sat down and read the first 40 pages (this is an advantage of...
There's an article being circulated from ABC News that exposes Facebook as a growing factor in divorce cases. A third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word "Facebook," and more than 80 percent of U.S. divorce attorneys say social networking in divorce proceedings is on the rise,...
There's an article being circulated from ABC News that exposes Facebook as a growing factor in divorce cases. A third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word "Facebook," and more than 80 percent of U.S. divorce attorneys say social networking in divorce proceedings is on the rise,...
There's an article being circulated from ABC News that exposes Facebook as a growing factor in divorce cases. A third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word "Facebook," and more than 80 percent of U.S. divorce attorneys say social networking in divorce proceedings is on the rise,...
There's an article being circulated from ABC News that exposes Facebook as a growing factor in divorce cases. A third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word "Facebook," and more than 80 percent of U.S. divorce attorneys say social networking in divorce proceedings is on the rise,...
This week I was brave enough to talk with Carl and Todd about dating and courtship. Basically, I'm desperate. I wrote an article a couple of weeks ago about the whole 'to date or not to date' dilemma, and now I've resorted to Curly and Moe for input on the matter. Carl and Todd did manage to marry...
My family has been following the show American Ninja Warrior. It is a spin-off from a Japanese show where athletic competitors try to make it through different stages of insanely difficult par courses at the fastest time. But the last stage of Mount Midoriyama, the final obstacle course in which...
Last Sunday my family spent the day in Frederick, Md, so we attended the PCA church there. Rev. John Armstrong has been preaching through 2 Thessalonians, and the text for the day was 2 Thess. 2:16-17: Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal...
Last Sunday my family spent the day in Frederick, Md, so we attended the PCA church there. Rev. John Armstrong has been preaching through 2 Thessalonians, and the text for the day was 2 Thess. 2:16-17: Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal...
I have a post on Ref21 today highlighting the difference between a benediction and the prosperity teacher's infamous "name it, claim it." If you are interested, you can read it here .
Last Sunday my family spent the day in Frederick, Md, so we attended the PCA church there. Rev. John Armstrong has been preaching through 2 Thessalonians, and the text for the day was 2 Thess. 2:16-17: Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal...
So my MoS cohorts and I were feeling a little down and out as we were banished from Polite Society when lo and behold, we found a fellow misfit, Phil Johnson. This podcast episode showcases the whole idea of a casual conversation that counts. We talked about all kinds of things like being misfits,...
Decluttering. That’s what my husband and I set out to do over the long weekend. Sure, I’m pretty reliable for regular housecleaning, but closets and bookshelves, well, they are projects for me. And my desk is always a project. I have a way of messing it up just as fast as I clean it. But this time...
If you would like to catch a glimpse at MoS's notorious Mad Woman in the Attic, as well as hear Carl Trueman shriek like a girl, look no further: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7XUU6DWSjU Dagnabit Carl, I don't like to back down from a challenge. But I do like choosing my own charity.
I've reviewed Nancy Guthrie's latest book The Word of The Lord: Seeing Jesus in the Prophets over at Books at a Glance . Here is a teaser: If you haven’t read anything by Nancy Guthrie yet, you are really missing out. Her Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series is a gift to the church. I don’t...
Or better yet, Carl, Todd, and I make the case that every bandwagon isn’t worth jumping on. Today’s Bully Pulpit was a fun one to record. I give the guys a little challenge to test how well they can relate to their congregations, and I close the podcast with a question that leaves Carl vulnerable...
As a writer and just a thinker, I kind of like metaphors. So when I see a metaphor in Scripture, sometimes I like to take some time to really think about how it is used. Last night in my Housewife Theologian group, we spent some time discussing how Jesus calls us salt: You are the salt of the earth...
This may be one of the most meaningful song lyrics to me personally. It comes from Stevie Nick’s Landslide , one of my favorite songs. The way that she sings her “I don’t know” afterwards conveys the same wondering in my own heart sometimes. Seasons change, and I do seem to hit some landslides in...
Many of the comments under my recent dating article are helpful. After reading through them again, I thought it would be good to repost this book review that I wrote a little over two years ago. The authors discuss the whole problem with contemporary dating and try to offer a solution. This book...
Well, maybe not for Meat Loaf, but we’re talking pastors and sin on the Mortification of Spin today. And since we are talking with our favorite, distinguished pastor from Wales, we decided to meet up in a Welsh karaoke bar, of course. That’s right, Dr. Derek Thomas is back, and we may have even...
Should we allow our kids to date or not allow them to date? If so, what age will they be allowed? These are the questions my husband and I are up against now that our daughters are reaching that mysterious age. Sure, Matt still insists that 30 sounds like a great age for them to begin considering...
Should we allow our kids to date or not allow them to date? If so, what age will they be allowed? These are the questions my husband and I are up against now that our daughters are reaching that mysterious age. Sure, Matt still insists that 30 sounds like a great age for them to begin considering...
Should we allow our kids to date or not to allow them to date? If so, what age will they be allowed? These are the questions my husband and I are up against now that our daughters are reaching that mysterious age. Sure, Matt still insists that 30 sounds like a great age for them to begin...
Should we allow our kids to date or not allow them to date? If so, what age will they be allowed? These are the questions my husband and I are up against now that our daughters are reaching that mysterious age. Sure, Matt still insists that 30 sounds like a great age for them to begin considering...
Well, well, well. Do you want to know what the most viewed article I've ever written is? Okay, I'll tell you: 99 Shades of Strange . I guess that's the way it goes. It's a little reactive, but I was a bit shocked after seeing all the buzz with the release of the trailer for 50 Shades of Grey. And...
One Republic currently has a song out with a catchy beat. In it, Ryan Tedder sings with a devotion that most girls would dream about: I'll be your light, your match, your burning sun,
 I'll be the bright, and black, that's making you run.
 And I feel alright, and we'll feel alright,
'Cause we'll...
So when I told my husband that I was asked to answer the question, "How do you do it all?", he immediately offered to write the rebuttal. Matt needs to remind me on numerous occasions that I do not in fact run the world. And yet, this is a question that women seem to wonder about each other. I get...
So when I told my husband that I was asked to answer the question, "How do you do it all?", he immediately offered to write the rebuttal. Matt needs to remind me on numerous occasions that I do not in fact run the world. And yet, this is a question that women seem to wonder about each other. I get...
I often use The Valley of Vision to help me pray in the mornings. One of the prayers that I have been praying this week is titled “Joy.” It is such a good compliment to the wonderful sermon I sat under this week, by guest preacher Paul Wolfe. The sermon text was Romans 8:18-25, you know, the...
So when I told my husband that I was asked to answer the question, "How do you do it all?", he immediately offered to write the rebuttal. Matt needs to remind me on numerous occasions that I do not in fact run the world. And yet, this is a question that women seem to wonder about each other. I get...
Here’s the deal: Carl and I were having some suspicions about our jolly co-host, Todd. We had some questions. Some tough questions. But to our dismay, he just wouldn’t crack. Todd was hiding something big and we knew it. It became clear to us that it was time to bring in our latest member of the...
My dad isn't much of a fisherman, but he has his one fishing joke that I've heard him say more than once or twice: There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot . Today I'm thinking of this same principle as it applies to sitting under the preached Word...
My dad isn't much of a fisherman, but he has his one fishing joke that I've heard him say more than once or twice: There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot . Today I'm thinking of this same principle as it applies to sitting under the preached Word...
I've written a couple of articles for Reformation21 that I thought I'd share with any of you who may not visit that site regularly (shame on you if you don't). The first one is on a new app that I've discovered which advertises to pretty much photoshop your selfies into magazine-worthy portraits:...
My dad isn't much of a fisherman, but he has his one fishing joke that I've heard him say more than once or twice: There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot . Today I'm thinking of this same principle as it applies to sitting under the preached Word...
Well I'm not sure why. With all the creepy spiders that crawl on my Facebook page, why did the Internet powers that be decide to give me this particular advertisement in my newsfeed? But there it was: Facetune . This is an app that you can buy and download on your phone or iPad to doctor all your...