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’

Why do Anglicans become Roman Catholic:? A Response by an Evangelical Expat

In a recent Mere Orthodoxy piece titled “Why Is Anglicanism a Gateway to Catholicism?”, M.H. Turner raises some important questions about why Anglicans swim the Tiber. For my part, I found Turner’s proposed answers wanting. Paul Owen responded with a solid historical defense of Anglo-Catholicism, but he left Turner’s questions about the motive of modern Evangelicals unanswered.… Continue reading Why do Anglicans become Roman Catholic:? A Response by an Evangelical Expat

Book Review: DeYoung’s “Glittering Vices”

I first read about Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung's Glittering Vices on Scot McKnight's blog, Jesus Creed, about four years ago. Intrigued, I ordered a copy, which I promptly placed in a stack of books I was meaning to read. A couple false starts later, I began to make real progress through Glittering Vices about a year ago,… Continue reading Book Review: DeYoung’s “Glittering Vices”