Lydia McGrew




Welcome to my home page!


I'm an analytic philosopher, homemaker, home schooling mom, and author. Follow me on Facebook. (You do not have to be my Facebook friend to follow my public content.)


My books





New Book!  The Mirror or the Mask: Liberating the Gospels From Literary Devices is available now! Get it by clicking on the link at DeWard Publishing (fulfillment by Amazon), through Amazon itself, or through Barnes & Noble.


For a written interview on the book and what it’s all about, see Cogent Christianity, here.






Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts was published in 2017 by DeWard Publishing. Order from Amazon or from Barnes & Noble. If you are in the United Kingdom, you can order it from Amazon, too.




Blogs and Webinars


Extra Thoughts

This is my personal blog, now largely dormant but containing much excellent archived content. It includes Christian reflections, hymn discussions, apologetics, politics, and much more. Be sure to check out the evidentialism and apologetics tags on the left sidebar. I am chiefly using Facebook for updates now. Remember, you do not have to be my Facebook “friend” to follow my public content.


What's Wrong With the World

This is my group blog. Here is my author page where you can browse all of my columns. The blog addresses pro-life issues, cultural issues, politics, New Testament studies, and apologetics. I often cross-post my evidentialism or apologetics posts at W4 (as we call it) and Extra Thoughts, but there are unique posts in these areas on each blog.


            My New Testament posts at What’s Wrong With the World


            My New Testament posts specifically on the Gospel of John.


My series on the literary device theory of Dr. Michael Licona and others. See here for synopses of all posts in the 2017 Licona series and here for all posts on this topic.


Some more undesigned coincidence posts. These include a few coincidences from the Old Testament as well.



Webinars at Apologetics Academy


Find all of the webinars that Tim McGrew and I have done for Apologetics Academy, hosted by Jonathan McLatchie.




More about me


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About Me


My Curriculum Vitae


My church

St. Patrick's Anglican Catholic Church (continuing Anglican) in Comstock, MI.


Philosophical work

An archive for those few of my papers that I have been allowed to put on-line.


Timothy McGrew

Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Western Michigan University, aka Esteemed Husband. If you are especially interested in Tim's work on the New Testament and apologetic subjects, Brian Auten of Apologetics315 has collected quite a few of his resources here. See also the Library of Historical Apologetics. See here for Tim’s lecture “Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?” on the traditional view of the historicity of the Gospels and its contrasts with various “literary device” views.





My extras


Phonics lessons

Some curriculum material I have written for teaching young children to read.


Schiavo documents

Transcripts of the testimony of Diane Meyer, Joan Schiavo, and Scott Schiavo at the 2000 trial concerning Terri Schiavo. Transcript of the entire trial testimony, including Mrs. Schindler. These original trial documents are difficult if not impossible to find elsewhere on-line.



Contact me by e-mail: lydiamcgrew [@] gmail [dot] com or lydiamcgrew [@] yahoo [dot] com

Some part of the site updated most recently January 16, 2020.