Tag Archives: theology

Hope Not in Women [Or Men]

Every December the same image circulates my social media feeds. It is a picture of a very pregnant Mary comforting Eve. Eve has a serpent entangling her leg, Mary’s foot is crushing its head. It’s a sweet, sisterly image at first glance, but it’s actually quite bothersome when we think through what it is imagining. […]

Why I’m Still Voting in a Hopeless Election

This has been an exhausting year in politics. We have two deplorable candidates before us, and I think we ended up with them because they accurately represent what our country has come to value: Relativism Corruption Sexual Indulgence Narcissism Oppression Will to Power And sometimes, I think I can hear Augustine’s words of Rome echoing […]

The Gift of Humiliation

It’s been a month since my last post. The delay is partly due to other writing projects, but mostly it is because I’m nine-weeks pregnant, and all my energy has gone to housing a bean-sized person who is growing at a rapid and miraculous pace. This is my third pregnancy, and just as with the […]

Thank You for the Trees

Praying has always seemed strange to me. It’s this elusive, inexplicable thing that I know is necessary, and I feel it doing something when I do it, but I don’t understand why. There are plenty of reasons to do it, and often it’s instinctual anyway; whether it’s a whispered conversation in the dark, or a plea that […]

Being the “Weaker Vessel”

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7 I was recently asked my thoughts on this verse. It’s been quite the mental […]