Monthly Archives: March 2013

The God of Handicrafts

Last night I picked up my knitting again after a long break. I have been knitting on and off since I was eight years old. While I have also enjoyed such things as sketching and card design, and have attempted … Continue reading

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Plans for Future 40 Days of Exoduses Posts

I wasn’t planning to blog much if at all this last week. As you can see, that plan wasn’t exactly successful. Whim, creative procrastination, unforeseen topical issues, and live discussions got the better of good intentions. I ended up writing … Continue reading

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More on Natural Law Arguments

Peter Leithart has kindly responded to my earlier post on the subject of natural law arguments in the same-sex marriage debate. This is a discussion with far broader implications than the current question of same-sex marriage, so I thought that it … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Culture, Ethics, Sex and Sexuality, Theological, Theology | 10 Comments

A Lament for Google Reader

After seven years, Google Reader will be closed on July 1, 2013. Perhaps Google thought tonight was a good night to bury bad news. This isn’t the end of the road for web feed users. Services such as NewsBlur and … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, In the News, My Reading, On the web, The Blogosphere | 48 Comments

Guest Post on the Body in Leviticus

I have guest posted over on The Big Bible Project, on the subject of lessons that we can learn from the significance given to the body in the book of Leviticus: The book of Leviticus has been the death of … Continue reading

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Christian Children’s Clubs and the Abuse of Trust

This recent article in The Atlantic raises some very challenging issues for any Christians involved in children’s work. It highlights the way in which many Christian children’s clubs and organizations consistently rely upon false representations, both to parents and children. … Continue reading

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Rob Bell and Don Draper – The Ad Man’s Gospel

I find Rob Bell fascinating. Sure, I disagree with his theology, but when it comes to engaging communication, the man is virtually without peer. If you want to see a masterpiece in clever communication, look no further than a promotional … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Culture, Ethics, On the web, Society, The Blogosphere, The Emergent Church, Theological, Theology | 130 Comments

Guest Post on the Use of Natural Law in Debates on Same Sex Marriage

I have just posted a guest post over on The Calvinist International on the weakness of many popular Christian arguments against same-sex marriage: In a recent post, Peter Leithart reflects upon the debate on same-sex marriage between Douglas Wilson and Andrew … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent: 40 Days of Exoduses Summary

I dropped a couple of days this week. At present I am four days behind in total. I have slightly more on my plate this next week, so I am not sure whether or not I will be able to … Continue reading

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The Ear and the Doorpost – 40 Days of Exoduses (18)

Slavery A central theme of the story of the Exodus, one that we have not properly touched upon to this point, is that of the release of the slaves. YHWH comes as the kinsman redeemer of Israel, the one who … Continue reading

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