Welcome to the Nerd Factory, I’m Ruth.

I’m so glad you’re here! Grab steaming mug of your favorite beverage and look around. There’s lots to see!

What’s with the name? 

It’s what happens when a teacher and an engineer have kids – at least that’s what my sister said. So I figured it made a good blog name! Though, it also became the moment when I could look at my lovely books and embrace the nerd I covered up for so long.

Also, our three children love books and stories and characters (and debating the merits of movies vs books) as much as we do!

Theology and You

…what in the world do they have in common?

Simply stated, theology is what you believe about God. Everyone has it. You might believe you’re in charge of your own life. You might defer that to karma. However you slice it, you have theology.

Whatever you believe about God, every area of your life is effected. If you believe you are the captain of your destiny, then other people’s lives may not matter that much to you. If you believe you may come back as something else, then it will matter to you how you treat the people around you.

My point is… everything is theological. Everything.

That fundamental belief shapes everything you think and read, every conversation, and every interaction ever – especially every book and writer ever. Each has a premise and it is the discerning reader who can see it.

This blog is a collection of thoughts and ideas as life happens – at the intersection of reading and thinking as a follower of Christ. You will find reviews of new books, a few tips and hacks and a whole lot of thinking about how the nitty-gritty stuff of life is connected back to God. You can also subscribe to my monthly newsletter and get updates on my novel writing as well as reviews on the various books I’m always reading.

I hope this is a peaceful place to read and think and discuss – regardless of what you believe. SaveSaveSaveSave