John Calvin said that “in order for doctrine to be fruitful to us, it must overflow into our hearts, spread into our daily routines, and transform us within” —and I believe it’s true. I’m Erin, a Pennsylvania native and an iced americano enthusiast. I’m a Bible college grad, an administrative assistant, and a seminary student. I love books, neutral colors, and the local church. Through a series of post-college disappointments, I found in theology a fuller, deeper view of God’s character, an invitation to turn my shaky gaze toward what will last, a lens by which to see my own circumstances as means of providential kindness.
In his Little Book on the Christian Life, Calvin wrote that “in order for doctrine to be fruitful to us, it must overflow into our hearts, spread into our daily routines, and transform us within,” and that “doctrine is rightly received when it takes possession of the entire soul and finds a dwelling place and shelter in the most intimate affections of the heart.”
I believe that there are Gospel-implications for the whole of life, that theology is both beautiful and practical, that right doctrine produces both right affection and right obedience, that what we believe about God has direct bearing on our working, waiting, and ordinary time. I want you to see that knowing God and His Word isn’t just for ivory towers but for ordinary faithfulness, and that the Gospel really does change everything.