Books read in the third and fourth quarters of 2022, with some thoughts on each. Include an enslaved woman’s memoir and young adult fiction, among others.
Category: Raising Image Bearers
Books of 2022 – Quarter Two
Books I read in the second quarter of 2022, with some thoughts on each. Include history, ADHD, Newberry Award, and social/political commentary.
Who is the Gospel For, Anyway?
A situation faced by a pastor with his teenage daughter forces the question, who is the gospel for, anyway?
Better Resources for Exhausted New Moms (or Dads)
After having evaluated John Piper’s (problematic) advice for exhausted new moms, an actual mother offers other resources that have proved more helpful over the course of parenting young children.
Better Advice for Exhausted New Moms (or Dads)
After having evaluated John Piper’s advice for exhausted new moms, an actual mother offers her own words of encouragement and advice.
John Piper’s Advice for Exhausted New Moms
An actual mom evaluates John Piper’s advice for exhausted young mothers. While some advice is deemed actually helpful, the words “awkward,” “creepy,” and “negligent” all make an appearance in the evaluation.
The Neglected VIP at Cana
This post aims to do a variety of things. First, to show the tension between precision in translations on the one hand and holding those same translations loosely on the other hand. Second, to reflect on the relationship between Jesus and his mother, Mary (the neglected VIP in this story). Third, to demonstrate when a regular habit of scripture reading led to fresh insights, even in an I-already-know-the-story moment.