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
Sick to Sick
Thursday September 7, 2017addiction • pain & suffering • relationships •
A victim is a victim whether the victimization is from without or from within the person.
Love Bears It All
Thursday August 3, 2017christian life •
As Sylar bore the pain in his body for Elle, I bore the pain in my body for my son when we fell.
Shelf Life of Judgment
Tuesday July 11, 2017christian life • relationships •
What do Twinkies and judgment have in common? Nearly nothing; except for their exceptionally long shelf-lives.
God Knows Your Suffering, Sorrow, Grief, and Pain
Tuesday June 13, 2017pain & suffering •
There is no hope amidst suffering apart from the word, apart from the Gospel, apart from Jesus Christ.
Sometimes an Infant Can Bring You Rest
Tuesday May 16, 2017grace 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, 2017christian 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, 2017christian 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, 2017christian life •
A gift freely given is a confusing thing. And the larger the free gift the harder it is to understand.