Lydia McGrew




Welcome to my home page!


I'm an analytic philosopher, homemaker, home schooling mom, and author.


You can follow me on Facebook in two ways. Here is my “ordinary” Facebook page. I share public content on this page related to my books, apologetics, philosophy, New Testament, and opinions and ideas on other issues that I want to make public. You don’t have to be my Facebook friend to follow my public content. Please don’t be offended if I ignore a Facebook “friend” request, since I ignore most of them and keep my private “friends” list small, but I do hope you’ll follow my public content. Sometimes book-related content and announcements will show up as shared to my timeline from my author page. Here is my Facebook Lydia McGrew Author page, which you can also follow, and I hope you will. It will specialize in content related to my books, including content posted on Youtube.


Here is my Youtube channel. Be sure to like, subscribe, and hit the bell for notifications! I try to upload new content to my channel each week, mostly related to Gospel reliability, philosophy of religion, and Christianity.




My books


Now available


Book trailer here


The Eye of the Beholder: The Gospel of John as Historical Reportage



Here is the Table of Contents for The Eye of the Beholder. Here is a PDF of the endorsements, including blurbs by J. P. Moreland, Stanley Porter, J. W. Montgomery, Paul N. Anderson, Thomas Schreiner, Craig Blomberg, Alan Thompson, and more.


Free samples! Here is a PDF of Chapter I. Here is a PDF of the conclusion. (Note: The conclusion comes before the appendix.)


Here is a video about the forthcoming release and endorsements. Follow my Facebook Author page (be sure to set your settings to receive notifications) for fuller blurbs and information.




 The Mirror or the Mask: Liberating the Gospels From Literary Devices is available both in paper and in Kindle. Get it by clicking on the link at DeWard Publishing (fulfillment by Amazon), through Amazon itself, or through Barnes & Noble. (Kindle version is available only from Amazon.)


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 and is available both in paperback and in Kindle. Order from Amazon or from Barnes & Noble. If you are in the United Kingdom, you can order it from Amazon, too.



Here is the Youtube playlist for my Mirror or the Mask response series, responding to Dr. Michael Licona’s summer, 2020 video series. Here are the blog posts associated with my responses. Here is the playlist for a series by my husband, Timothy McGrew, on undesigned coincidences. Be sure to check out other playlists on the channel, including the Virgin Birth, the feeding of the five thousand, and more.





Blogs and Webinars


Extra Thoughts


This was my personal blog and is now my blog-of-all-trades. It includes Christian reflections, hymn discussions, apologetics, politics, and much more. Be sure to check out the evidentialism, New Testament, apologetics, etc. tags on the left sidebar. An archival project has recently been completed at Extra Thoughts to try to archive all of my biblical studies and apologetics content from What’s Wrong With the World. Old posts that are reposted from What’s Wrong With the World are labeled as such.


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 has been my group blog for many years. Here is my author page where you can browse all of my columns posted on this blog. The blog addresses pro-life issues, cultural issues, politics, New Testament studies, and apologetics.


Note: The links at What’s Wrong With the World are at this time not always stable, unfortunately. (I do not own the site.) By all means, try the links below, but you may find that some ways of navigating work better than others--for example, navigating through my author page rather than through the tags. Check out Extra Thoughts for old-new archived content that has been reposted from What’s Wrong With the World. The original date will be on all old posts.


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


            My New Testament posts specifically on the Gospel of John.


My 2017 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, some of his resources are collected here and many more can be found by Googling. 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 February 27, 2022.