I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Lanie Anderson, and I passionate about the Church. I love to write about how our theology as learners of Jesus informs how we live as followers of Jesus.
I am twenty-five years old and married to my best friend, Will (it’s cliché but true). We have one dog-child named Maggie. We are moving to New Orleans, Louisiana, in July where I am pursuing a master’s degree in Christian apologetics at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Will and I met in college through a campus ministry, and I was a campus minister there for three more years after graduation. We cherish our time there, but I’m admittedly a seminary classroom learner. We decided to move to New Orleans so that I could be a full-time student.
Beyond writing, I enjoy reading books (ones not included in a class syllabus!), and I’m usually in the middle of several books at a time. I’m also an avid coffee drinker. My favorite pastime is a Friday night date with Will to one of the local coffee shops where we talk about what God is teaching us alone and together. He is the friend who challenges me most in what it means to follow Jesus.
Do you want to know more? I’m an introvert, but I’m also a verbal processor. I exercise for fun. When Snapchat released, it was too much for me, and I’m still learning to navigate social media. On most days, I prefer podcasts over music and television. I’m an ESFJ!
What Will You Find Here?
As a student in college and then seminary, Paul’s words come to my mind a lot: “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:12-13).
Jesus even spoke of his disciples as learners and followers of him, hinting that we must “work out” our theology in order to live out our faith. This blog is a collection of my “field notes” on practical theology. I want to share with you what I’m learning about the connection between the theology we know and the lives we live.
I hope we can learn together about how Scripture flows from our heads to our hearts and hands. Let me know here if there are topics you would like to explore!
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” –Jesus