What do we know about Empress Mathilda, or Maud, as she was best known? Well until now, not so much. “The Girl Empress – The Chronicle of Maud” by Amy Mantravadi is a series of historical novels on the life of this fascinating English character of the 12th century.

Amy lets Empress Maud tell her own life story. From the extensive historical research Amy has done, we learn much about the time period. But this conversation is not only about Maud, it’s also about a certain modern theologian and church historian. Thanks to Amy, his wish was fulfilled in the character of Karl of Worms - a heroic character with some moral flaws who briefly appears in the pages of this volume. You’ll not believe me if I tell you who it is, you must listen for yourself!


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Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

It's kind of like how I'm a gynocentric interruption to Carl and Todd.

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

H.L. Menken and Pearl Buck on Machen

Posted on Monday, April 10, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

An irenic appeal for the periodic use of vinegary speech

Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Biblical reflections on a common source of pain

Posted on Friday, April 07, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

A theology of brother and sister relationships in God's household

Posted on Friday, April 07, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

It does not take long...

Posted on Wednesday, April 05, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Some thoughts on public disagreement

Posted on Saturday, April 01, 2017 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

I should have known better

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Found in the best opening sermon hook of all time...

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Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »