Know Your Anon: Calvinist Supermommy

Q. Why did you start a Twitter account?

I started a Twitter account because I wanted to steal my husband’s thunder. (Joking…sort of). XP did inspire me to set up an account. I have another account so I am familiar with Twitter culture. I used to maintain a blog several years ago and shut it down out of concerns for my family’s privacy. I entertained the idea of going back to blogging and the idea of writing under a pseudonym was very attractive to me. I thought setting up an anonymous twitter account would be a convenient networking tool, as well as an easily accessible way for me to engage in theological discussions with others. I am glad to say this has proven to be correct in all counts!

Q. What has been your favorite Twitter interaction so far?

I have engaged in several different Twitter exchanges, and one of my more amusing ones was with Jeremy Lundmark from After the Sermon, as we discussed dispensational teachers and their affinity for teaching their theological system with charts and diagrams. So. Many. Diagrams.

Q. Who is your favorite theologian, past and present?

Past-John Calvin, present-John Piper. I don’t agree with him on every word, but he surely has influenced my life in many areas- particularly joy, God’s sovereignty, Christ-centeredness, and my theology of the family. More recently, I am enjoying R. Scott Clark, Michael Horton, and R.C. Sproul.

Q. Is it easier to be who you really are as an Anon?

Yes, I would have to say it is. I feel as if I can be more candid about my struggles behind this moniker. Maybe once I am out of the storm, I will be more willing to take the mask off, but for now I am willing to attach my persona to a Bitstrips emoji.

Q. What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

Despite my Twitter handle pointing back to my main role in life as a stay at home mother, I am fairy well versed in theology. I love history and could talk to you all about Baptist faith and history, which is probably silly now that I attend a confessionally Reformed paedobaptistic church. Maybe the real surprising thing is that I consider myself credobaptist and my kids have all been baptizied.

Q. What does Calvinist Super Mommy think about “submission?”

My husband is my king. I bring him slippers, a cold beer, a smoking jacket, and a pipe every time he walks in the door. Just kidding, though I think he’d love that.

I think that submission is hard. Agent Coulson and I are in the complementarian camp, but unfortunately even that term has evolved to mean many different things. I see some people attempt to put a more patriarchal spin on the concept, and that irks my taters. I’ll put it this way, my husband is not my father. He is not my sovereign. He is my leader. However, any good leader values the advice and input of their most trusted advisors. If a man marries a woman and doesn’t trust her judgement, he shouldn’t have married her in the first place! XP doesn’t rule our marriage with an iron fist. He does “delegate” a good amount of responsibility to me, but I always run things by him to make sure we are in agreement. He provides me with the same courtesy. Ultimately, his opinion and perspective carries the final weight. I sometimes dislike the decision, but I respect his judgement so much that I know he always has the good of the Gospel, our marriage, and our family in mind.

Q. How do the Arminians on Twitter treat you?

I can’t say I have engaged many Arminians yet. I’m sure when they do, they will tear me to shreds.

Q. What book are you reading?

I just started The Housewife Theologian by Aimee Byrd.

Q. What can we expect from Calvinist Super Mommy in the next six months?

Calvinist Supermommy is about to start therapy, so you might get some navel-gazing topics as I wade through my Scary Issues and deal with them in light of the sovereignty of God and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. I’m also studying Reformed systematic theology, and am wrestling through how to be a Christian parent. Semper reformanda!

Q. How did you join Theology Mix?

I was graciously invited to the blogging team by @Pastorswife2020. She says I have to pick up the slack for Coulson.

Challenge accepted.

Q. Why is it important to study theology?

Proverbs 9:10-The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14-The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil

Seeking knowledge is one thing, but seeking to know God is the reason for our existence. I can think of no better reason.

Q. After a stressful day, what’s your favorite way of relaxing?

After the kids are in bed, Coulson and I will have an adult beverage and watch television or chat. We don’t have many date nights, so After Bedtime is the next best thing.

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