Monthly Archives: January 2013

Virginity and the Gospel

About six months ago, I blogged on the subject of chastity and pre-marital virginity. Over the last few days, I have seen the issue of Christian teaching on the subject of virginity becoming a live one again. Following a long … Continue reading

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Orthodox Alexithymia and Unorthodox Sentimentalism

The issue of ‘orthodox alexithymia’ has resurfaced in a number of contexts online over the last few days. Richard Beck describes what he means by this term: What I’m describing here might be captured by the tag “orthodox alexithymia.” By “orthodox” … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Society, Theological, Theology, Worship | 35 Comments

‘Year of Biblical Womanhood’ Review – Part 5

It is a cause of considerable rejoicing and relief to me finally to finish this ridiculously long review and conversation around the themes and issues raised by Rachel Held Evans’s book, A Year of Biblical Womanhood. Unfortunately, as she is … Continue reading

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Pro-Life Teaching for Children

Earlier today on an e-mail discussion list, someone raised some questions about the best ways to spread a pro-life message, especially to a younger audience. I e-mailed a response to part of the question, suggesting the way that I would … Continue reading

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‘Year of Biblical Womanhood’ Review – Part 4

After considerable delay over the Christmas and New Year period, this is the fourth part of the podcast review and discussion of Rachel Held Evans’s A Year of Biblical Womanhood, in which we discuss the final three chapters of the … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Christmas Period

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A Look Back at 2012 on Alastair’s Adversaria

At the beginning of 2013, I am going to follow the example of a number of other blogs out there and post a retrospective piece on the year that has past. Scanning back through the list of posts from the … Continue reading

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