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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...
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...
Now here is a British word that my Mortification of Spin cohost may need to put into practice. Because clearly, Carl's method of sitting around on the beach got him into some trouble. Of course, Carl did pick up his habit from Todd, and Todd isn't a big fan of walking. Of what am I referring? On...
Well, I would say the first shade of strange hit me at a neighborhood Christmas party almost two years ago. Matt and I look forward to this annual event. There are some couples there that we hardly get to see throughout the year, and it is always fun catching up. One neighbor I haven’t seen in a...
Today on MoS , we discuss suffering and weakness. To give me a taste of affliction, my cohosts downgrade me from my previous title, “The Pat Benatar of Reformed Theology,” to "Cruella de Vil." Hurtful. But the good news is this means they must be afraid of me. There are a few other small matters to...
I’ve been looking forward to taking Bill Edgar’s Schaeffer on the Christian Life to the beach with me this summer. One thing that I have been enjoying about Crossway’s On the Christian Life series is that you get to know two people: the biographer and the one whom the book is about. That is...
I read an article the other day that is still bothering me. I think that it captures a lie that many men and women believe about beauty and love. A 59-year-old wrote it, but this is the same problem I see in 18-year-olds. The article starts out with a brave, naked, woman really looking at herself...
I read an article the other day that is still bothering me. I think that it captures a lie that many men and women believe about beauty and love. A 59-year-old wrote it, but this is the same problem I see in 18-year-olds. The article starts out with a brave, naked, woman really looking at herself...
I read an article the other day that is still bothering me. I think that it captures a lie that many men and women believe about beauty and love. A 59-year-old wrote it, but this is the same problem I see in 18-year-olds. The article starts out with a brave, naked, woman really looking at herself...
I read an article the other day that is still bothering me. I think that it captures a lie that many men and women believe about beauty and love. A 59-year-old wrote it, but this is the same problem I see in 18-year-olds. The article starts out with a brave, naked, woman really looking at herself...
Being an honorary guy has its perks. I was able to be smuggled into a frat house with Carl and Todd to discuss a development and trend in college campus ministries. For this week's Bully Pulpit we react to a First Things article written by Robert Gregory, Bowdoin Told Us To Go , where he explains...
Books at a Glance has posted my review of Jen Wilkin's new book, Women of the Word. Here's a short teaser: “The Bible does not want to be neatly packaged into three-hundred-and-sixty-five-day-increments” (75). No, no it doesn’t. But too often we think this is the only way to spending personal time...
So I was sitting on my back porch, all ready to answer my own journaling questions for Housewife Theologian, Chapter 10. As it turns out, making the questions is a lot easier than answering them. I was preparing to lead a small group, and thought I would breeze through number one pretty quickly. It...
So I was sitting on my back porch, all ready to answer my own journaling questions for Housewife Theologian, Chapter 10. As it turns out, making the questions is a lot easier than answering them. I was preparing to lead a small group, and thought I would breeze through number one pretty quickly. It...
So I was sitting on my back porch, all ready to answer my own journaling questions for Housewife Theologian, Chapter 10. As it turns out, making the questions is a lot easier than answering them. I was preparing to lead a small group, and thought I would breeze through number one pretty quickly. It...
So I was sitting on my back porch, all ready to answer my own journaling questions for Housewife Theologian, Chapter 10. As it turns out, making the questions is a lot easier than answering them. I was preparing to lead a small group, and thought I would breeze through number one pretty quickly. It...
Trillia Newbell is one spunky woman. And she is driven by a passionate, biblical goal. As a matter of fact, Trillia has written a book about it: United, Captured by God’s Vision of Diversity . She takes John’s vision recorded in Revelation seriously and is working to encourage Reformed churches to...
What are you all reading on summer vacation? My friend, Anna Anderson, commented about a book she just read at the beach and I asked her to write something about it for the blog. Maybe it will be one you would like to pack in the suitcase: On the bookshelf of the beach house where we recently...
So I wrote this little ditty three years ago after experiencing my first 4th of July in West Virginia. The only thing that has changed is the fireworks have gotten more fierce and we now try to manage two "picnics": Last night our family celebrated the Fourth West Virginia style. Let me explain...
So I wrote this little ditty three years ago after experiencing my first 4th of July in West Virginia. The only thing that has changed is the fireworks have gotten more fierce and we now try to manage two "picnics": Last night our family celebrated the Fourth West Virginia style. Let me explain...
So I wrote this little ditty three years ago after experiencing my first 4th of July in West Virginia. The only thing that has changed is the fireworks have gotten more fierce and we now try to manage two "picnics": Last night our family celebrated the Fourth West Virginia style. Let me explain...
Carl, Todd, and I thought we would discuss ”The Feminist Father” T-shirt for our MoS Bully Pulpit since it has gone viral. Take a look yourself: It’s quite a conversation piece. Of course, that is a play off of this popular shirt: I’m pretty sure that the original “Rules For Dating My Daughter” is...
My daughter asked me such a good question the other day. She wanted to know, if Adam and Eve did not sin, would we do everything right on the first try? Would there be mulligans and mistakes? Would everything we do be just right? Would everything we create be perfect? I found myself wishing she...
I'm sure we've all seen our share of images on the internet that we wish we wouldn't have. I have viewed countless overly-sexualized images of children that have left me sad. And so I was a bit confused when I read this article about how Instagram removed a photo from blogger mom, Courtney Adamo's...
I'm sure we've all seen our share of images on the internet that we wish we wouldn't have. I have viewed countless overly-sexualized images of children that have left me sad. And so I was a bit confused when I read this article about how Instagram removed a photo from blogger mom, Courtney Adamo's...
I'm sure we've all seen our share of images on the internet that we wish we wouldn't have. I have viewed countless overly-sexualized images of children that have left me sad. And so I was a bit confused when I read this article about how Instagram removed a photo from blogger mom, Courtney Adamo's...
Seriously, creeping on my daughters’ Instagram accounts can give me all kinds of writing material. I can’t keep up with the trends, and am constantly getting an education in social media. Matt and I unashamedly find ourselves looking up texting shorthand on the internet on a regular basis, just...
In the spirit of today's Mortification of Spin , I thought I'd share something from Housewife Theologian . You know, in case you don't know Jack: I'm sure some of you more distinguished theologians drink better whiskey than I do. But I'm a housewife theologian in West Virginia. So we have a...
In the spirit of today's Mortification of Spin , I thought I'd share something from Housewife Theologian . You know, in case you don't know Jack: I'm sure some of you more distinguished theologians drink better whiskey than I do. But I'm a housewife theologian in West Virginia. So we have a...
Since my Mortification of Spin cohosts have shown me the joys of Tullamore DEW and Pliny the Elder , I thought it would be good for them to experience the almost heaven that is Jack Daniels in West Virginia. And so we figured Dan Phillips and Frank Turk would be great to bring along. It just seems...
In the spirit of today's Mortification of Spin , I thought I'd share something from Housewife Theologian . You know, in case you don't know Jack: I'm sure some of you more distinguished theologians drink better whiskey than I do. But I'm a housewife theologian in West Virginia. So we have a...
Back in the day, I owned a pretty awesome coffee café in downtown Frederick, MD. We had all kinds of cool stuff going on, but one thing that really drew in a crowd was the live entertainment. And Andy Carrigan was one of the favorites. Andy was just a cool guy, a dad who worked fulltime for the...
Back in the day, I owned a pretty awesome coffee café in downtown Frederick, MD. We had all kinds of cool stuff going on, but one thing that really drew in a crowd was the live entertainment. And Andy Carrigan was one of the favorites. Andy was just a cool guy, a dad who worked fulltime for the...
Back in the day, I owned a pretty awesome coffee café in downtown Frederick, MD. We had all kinds of cool stuff going on, but one thing that really drew in a crowd was the live entertainment. And Andy Carrigan was one of the favorites. Andy was just a cool guy, a dad who worked fulltime for the...
Back in the day, I owned a pretty awesome coffee caf?? in downtown Frederick, MD. We had all kinds of cool stuff going on, but one thing that really drew in a crowd was the live entertainment. And Andy Carrigan was one of the favorites. Andy was just a cool guy, a dad who worked fulltime for the...
This photo from awkwardfamilyphotos.com is a work of art. It truly captures the adolescent culture that we have been perpetuating. All it needs is a cell phone somewhere stuck to the overgrown kid. And I emphasize the word we because I am certainly guilty. I had a clarifying moment the beginning of...
When I sit under the preached Word, I have some presuppositions. I trust that my pastor has done the work of preparing the sermon, and that unless he says otherwise, he did not merely cut and paste another preacher’s work. But there has been some recent controversy with pastors and plagiarism. And...
Did you know that the average adult reads between a 7 th and 9 th grade level? And studies show that we like to read two grades below our reading level for entertainment. Well I have a daughter going into the 7 th grade, and one going into the 10 th this fall. They are intelligent girls and all,...
Did you know that the average adult reads between a 7 th and 9 th grade level? And studies show that we like to read two grades below our reading level for entertainment. Well I have a daughter going into the 7 th grade, and one going into the 10 th this fall. They are intelligent girls and all,...
I'm over at Reformation21 today posing some questions about reading levels. Does the average person have the reading level to read their Bible? There's much more related to this that could be discussed. Feel free to comment here after you read the article .
Did you know that the average adult reads between a 7 th and 9 th grade level? And studies show that we like to read two grades below our reading level for entertainment. Well I have a daughter going into the 7 th grade, and one going into the 10 th this fall. They are intelligent girls and all,...
Well, the MoS Refpack ran into a familiar face while we were kicking back the other day. And that is when all our trouble started. There we were having a drink, and low and behold, Mark Jones was in the same pub. I suggested pretending we didn’t see him, but the drinks we were having seemed to be...
Hannah Anderson has written a wonderful book, Made for More . My review of it is now posted on Books At A Glance . Here is a teaser: As much as I love to read Dorothy Sayers, her book Are Women Human? was a bit of a disappointment to me. I was left frustrated because the two essays contained in it...
Wrote this a year ago. Needs to be said again. Well it’s here again. I’m actually knee-deep in it. It's ball season. This is the time of the year when my sanity is really challenged. With a daughter in softball and a son in baseball, my calendar looks more like a game show challenge than...
I was asked to respond to a question addressed in today's Mortification of Spin podcast some time ago. Maybe it is a bit ironic to answer this question in a blog post: What's the Difference Between Women Preaching and Women Blogging? ... a housewife theologian, anyway.
I was asked to respond to a question addressed in today's Mortification of Spin podcast some time ago. Maybe it is a bit ironic to answer this question in a blog post: What's the Difference Between Women Preaching and Women Blogging? ... a housewife theologian, anyway.
On today's Bully Pulpit , Carl, Todd, and I have a casual conversation about women writing and talking theology. While we do hold a complementary view of women holding office in the church, we talk about some of the reasoning out there that keeps women writing and discussing women's issues only. As...
I was asked to respond to a question addressed in today's Mortification of Spin podcast some time ago. Maybe it is a bit ironic to answer this question in a blog post: What's the Difference Between Women Preaching and Women Blogging? ... a housewife theologian, anyway.
...And A Whole Rabbit Trail of Related Questions. It’s good to ask questions when you read and I am currently reading a stimulating book that has me asking a bunch. My major award came in the mail the other day, weighing in at 545 pages of awesomeness: Divine Covenants and Moral Order, A Biblical...
Celebrity culture in the church certainly isn't anything new. From the very beginning of the church, we see Paul speaking out against the tendency to divide over which renowned apostle the people prefer to follow (1 Cor. 3). There was division in the Corinthian church over very good men laboring...