Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:2 I started praying the Psalms as a spiritual discipline sometime in 2014. I had read Scot McKnight's Praying with the Church, and I was inspired to take on the Christian tradition of praying the prayers of the saints. I started with Phyllis Tickle's The Divine Hours, as this collection was recommended… Continue reading Book Review: Wright’s ‘The Case for the Psalms’
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’
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”
What are Men and Women for?
I've been working my way through J. Budziszewski's On the Meaning of Sex over the last couple weeks in preparation for an article I'm planning to write. So far, it's packed with pithy phrases and too many quotable lines -- the struggle to not annoy my Facebook friends with too much information is real sometimes.… Continue reading What are Men and Women for?
Book Review: Wilder’s “Farmer Boy”
We think of Laura Ingalls Wilder as a children's author, an historical autobiographer, a story-teller. We don't think of her as a leader in the self-sufficiency movement. And yet, wasn't she? Consider the advice Father gives Almanzo in the closing pages of Farmer Boy. [Being a wheelwright], you'd have an easy life, in some ways.… Continue reading Book Review: Wilder’s “Farmer Boy”