Our daily lives are inundated with ideas. The question we must ask ourselves is, how can we think critically about these ideas in order to identify what is bright with the light of truth, beautiful by a perfect standard, wise with the fear of the Lord, and wonderful in true virtue? Hosted by Jenna DiPrima and Lydia Schaible, All Things Bright and Beautiful is a discussion of life, books, and theology from a confessionally reformed Christian perspective. Our goal is to encourage listeners to read widely, think deeply, and engage in conversations that matter. New episodes every other Tuesday.
6: Biblical Womanhood and "(A)Typical Woman" with Guest Author Abigail Dodds
We are women, how then should we live? In this episode Jenna and Lydia interview Abigail M Dodds, author of "(A)Typical Woman." Dodds shares her wisdom and delight in the Lord as she speaks about the beauty of rooting ourselves in a Scriptural understanding of womanhood. She gives perspective on what it means to be a woman and how it should shape our lives. We also discuss various stereotypes, submission, envy, and vocation.
(A)Typical Woman by Abigail Dodds
Resurrection Sunday in the ICU by Abigail Dodds
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy By Sigrid Undset
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
Men and Women in the Church by Kevin DeYoung
Seeing Green by Tilly Dillehay
Abigail’s Podcast with Tilly Dillehay: Home Fires
Personal Blog https://hopeandstay.com/hope-and-stay/
Upcoming book: Bread of Life: Savoring the All-Satisfying Goodness of Jesus through the Art of Bread Making
5. Gender Roles and "Men and Women in the Church" by Kevin DeYoung
Our culture has many things to say about gender, but how should Christians think about manhood and womanhood? In this episode Jenna and Lydia discuss Kevin DeYoung’s book, Men and Women in the Church. We talk about rooting our definitions in Scripture, how we should think about distinctions and roles, and how our view of gifts shapes how we serve in the church.
Men and Women in the Church By Kevin DeYoung
The Danvers Statement
Women Are Not the Problem By Melissa Kruger
Women in the Church By Andreas Kostenberger and Thomas Schreiner
4. Spiritual Warfare and "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis
If we acknowledge the existence of an unseen spiritual battle being waged we can equip ourselves accordingly. In this episode Jenna and Lydia discuss C.S. Lewis’ demon-narrated book, The Screwtape Letters. We discuss the trap of “subtle sins”, the risks of attaching extra ideologies to our “Mere Christianity”, the contrast of God’s love versus Satan’s schemes, the origin and disordering of pleasure, how to understand and live faithfully in time, and how Christians should think about death.
The Screwtape Letters By C.S. Lewis
Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia By C.S. Lewis
Desiring God By John Piper
3. What is Jesus like? "Gentle and Lowly" by Dane Ortlund
What is Jesus really like? In this episode Jenna and Lydia discuss the book, Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund. We consider the puritan writers, the emotional life of God, and ask the question: is it possible to overemphasize the love of Christ?
Gentle and Lowly By Dane Ortlund
Untangling Emotions By J. Alasdair Groves and Winston T. Smith
The Heart of Christ By Thomas Goodwin
The Bruised Reed By Richard Sibbes
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment By Jeremiah Burroughs
The Pilgrim’s Progress By John Bunyan
Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God By Jonathan Edwards
2. The Life of Susannah Spurgeon and "Susie" with Guest Author Ray Rhodes Jr.
Charles Spurgeon made his mark on history, working powerfully for God’s kingdom. His wife, Susannah was not only his helper in his many endeavors, but also contributed greatly to God’s kingdom in her own ministries and writings.
In this episode Jenna and Lydia interview Ray Rhodes Jr., author of Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon. He gives insight into his research for the book, the beautiful relationship between the Spurgeons, the longsuffering, faith, and philanthropy of Susannah, and what we can learn from her legacy.
Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon By Ray Rhodes Jr.
Yours Til Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susannah Spurgeon By Ray Rhodes Jr.
Morning and Evening By Charles Spurgeon
Till He Come By Charles Spurgeon
The Chequebook of the Bank of Faith By Charles Spurgeon
The Saint and His Savior By Charles Spurgeon
The Poetry of George Herbert
Ten Years of My Life in the Service of the Book Fund By Susannah Spurgeon
The Pilgrim’s Progress By John Bunyan
The Holy War By John Bunyan
The Interpreter By Charles Spurgeon
Family Worship Bible Guide By Joel Beeke
1. On Reading and “Lit” by Tony Reinke
How should Christians approach the world of reading? In this episode Jenna and Lydia discuss the book, Lit by Tony Reinke. We touch on why Christians should make reading a priority, how we can choose books wisely and get the most from them, and tactics for making time for reading in the midst of our busy lives.
Lit By Tony Reinke
Amusing Ourselves to Death By Neil Postman
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Idiot By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Surprised by Joy By C.S. Lewis (regarding “chronological snobbery”)
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