Lauren R.E. Larkin

Lauren R. E. Larkin is a graduate of Trinity School for Ministry where she earned an MDiv and STM focusing on Systematic Theology and Ethics with a special interest in grace, gender, and justice.

She is married to a wonderful man and stays at home with her two boys and her daughter. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Universität Zürich. She has contributed essays to various publications, including The Gospel According to Pixar and Comfortable Words: Essays in Honor of Paul F.M. Zahl, and also writes at Mockingbird.

Articles By Lauren R.E. Larkin

Sometimes an Infant Can Bring You Rest

Tuesday May 16, 2017

grace 101

Sometimes an infant can bring you rest. No I’m not crazy; I have three kids, the youngest born just last October. I did say “sometimes”! Infants in general DO NOT bring you rest, specifically Larkin babies, they love to scream…all day and night. I once wrote a sermon bobbing up and down for two hours to keep the baby asleep…Infants are A LOT of work and rest is not a word associated with them…typically. But sometimes, as a nursing mother, I have certain moments where my baby pins me down to a couch or a bed, rendering me incapable of doing anything but just sitting there, silent, doing absolutely nothing.

A Nail in the Wall

Tuesday April 11, 2017

christian life pain & suffering

But over the past couple of days, I’ve come to realize that Luther’s imagery, while very apt to my situation as a stay-at-home-mom/wife and specifically articulated about womanhood in light of the curse, was actually an image that could be broadened to all of humanity.

A Splendid Friend

Tuesday February 7, 2017

christian life

One of my favorite things about being a parent is an excellent children’s book that is not only short, but packs a good gospel punch.

The Free Gift

Tuesday January 10, 2017

christian life

A gift freely given is a confusing thing. And the larger the free gift the harder it is to understand.

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