Book Review: Pitre’s “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary”

A collage of images from pop culture made up my earliest understanding of St. Mary – pictures picked up in the childish ways we begin to learn anything. There was the illustrated Mary in my Golden Book. There was the pink-robed Mary in the tiny children’s nativity my mom ordered from Avon. The image that… Continue reading Book Review: Pitre’s “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary”

Singles and ‘The Benedict Option’

If someone had told me at the beginning of 2020 what lay ahead, I would have thought they were paranoid and alarmist. Yet in just months, speculation became reality as life changed suddenly and dramatically. For me, the pandemic and cultural unrest — around everything from race to the economy to the election — have… Continue reading Singles and ‘The Benedict Option’

Book Review: Sutton’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”

I still remember the first time someone explained the Anglican view of Baptism to me. It was 12 years ago, and I was an Evangelical college student, listening to a lecture on the Reformation. Our instructor was Anglican, and as a part of his discussion, he explained the early Reformed view of Baptism. I don’t… Continue reading Book Review: Sutton’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”

Courage to Speak the Truth About Sexuality and Gender

“Hey, remember that new karaoke place I was telling you about?” my younger sister asked. “Well, listen to this event they just shared.” She then read a social media advertisement aloud. Using vulgar language, the ad described a weekly event celebrating alternative sexualities. The wording made fun of our small town’s old-fashioned values, and it… Continue reading Courage to Speak the Truth About Sexuality and Gender