Emo Christianity

Sharon Theology 5 Comments

Yesterday I was hanging out with two of my girl friends chatting about life, and we got to talking about how we handle hard times in our lives. We were discussing whether it’s healthy to “indulge” our emotions–just give into what we’re feeling and throw logic to the wind. I think most women have been faced with this temptation. Well …

Theology and Wifeliness

Sharon Marriage, Theology 0 Comments

Right now I’m reading a really great book entitled “Practical Theology for Women” by Wendy Horger Alsup. So far I feel like this is the book I would have written had I been given the chance. So much of what she says about theology is almost verbatim what I have written about and taught women myself. And I consider that …

Learning to be My Self

Sharon Theology 5 Comments

Before I got married I literally lived off a diet of frozen dinners, cereal, and take out food…unless, of course, one of my roommates cooked real food and I mooched off her. What’s weird is that ever since I got married 5 weeks ago I’ve been driven by this compulsion to cook actual meals for my husband each week. This …

Preparing for the Ultimate Wedding

Sharon Marriage, Theology 2 Comments

Right now I’m in sort of a postpartum wedding depression as I try to remember just what it was I did with my time before I started planning a wedding. It’s almost anti-climactic now that it’s over. Not that I don’t love being married, but you put all your time and energy into ONE day, and then it’s over. Poof! …

When Science Gets in the Way of Your Theology…or vice versa

Sharon Theology, Uncategorized, Worldview 3 Comments

While I’m on my honeymoon, my friend David Goodman will be posting his thoughts about the relationship between science and theology. Now before you tune out because this sounds nerdy/boring, you should know that my conversations with him have surrounded the issue of birth control, and that’s why I’ve asked him to post. He is going into his 4th year …

Everybody’s Poop Looks the Same

Sharon Encouragement, Theology 2 Comments

Right now I am in the throes of a massive head cold, so I’ve decided to depart from my usual quasi-intellectualism and write about something that’s a little bit more at my current functioning capacity. Bear with me. (And my apologies to those of you who are offended at the use of the word “poop,” or if you’re like my …

Why I Am One Twisted Sister

Sharon Theology 5 Comments

If you ever take a class in Church History, there is one famous story that you are sure to read about: the childhood story of St. Augustine and the pear tree. It goes like this: Little Augustine lived next door to a house that had a pear tree in its backyard. Nothing about the pear tree was appealing or enticing …

Is There Such a Thing as “Half the Gospel?”

Sharon Evangelism, Ministry, Theology 5 Comments

I’ve recently found myself in a number of situations in which preachers and Christian speakers were conveying what, I would call, “half of the Gospel.” By this I mean that they teach parts of the Gospel perfectly, even brilliantly, but simultaneously fail to mention key parts of the Gospel. It’s not that these teachers were saying anything wrong, but they …