Monthly Archives: March 2014

On the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in England and Wales

Today has witnessed the first legal same-sex marriages within England and Wales. This development heralds the movement into a new stage of public discourse surrounding marriage, within which a different set of issues will become more prominent and pressing. The … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Culture, Ethics, In the News, Sex and Sexuality, Theological | 65 Comments

Thoughts on the World Vision Debate

The following are various thoughts on the recent World View USA brouhaha. The bitter disagreements that have been played out over the last few days have, with a few exceptions, followed familiar and predictable patterns, with the various antagonists performing … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Ethics, On the web, Sex and Sexuality, The Blogosphere, Theological | 77 Comments

Remarks on New Testament Authorship

The Thirsty Gargoyle, whom I had the privilege of meeting in person last year, has some helpful remarks on the question of New Testament authorship. Take a look.

Posted in Apologetics, NT, NT Theology, The Blogosphere, Theological | 1 Comment

Is N.T. Wright in his Right-Mind?

Scot McKnight’s recent reference to it has reminded me of N.T. Wright’s treatment of right brain/left brain dichotomies in his treatment of readings of the Apostle Paul, especially as they relate to his use of the Old Testament. This isn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, N.T. Wright, NT, NT Theology, The Blogosphere, Theological | 13 Comments

Stabbings in the Bible

I have long been fascinated with biblical accounts of stabbing. As a young child, my two favourite Old Testament stories were 1 Samuel 5 (Dagon and the Ark of the Covenant) and Judges 3:12-30 (Ehud’s stabbing of King Eglon). Somewhat … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Samuel, Bible, Judges, OT, The Blogosphere | 3 Comments

How Our Reading Can Muzzle Scripture

Earlier today, Mere Orthodoxy posted a guest post of mine entitled ‘The Dangers of Appealing to Personality Types’. Within it, I engage with a recent piece by Morgan Guyton, ‘Why English Majors Make Lousy Fundamentalists’ (also crossposted on Jesus Creed). … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Controversies, Scripture, The Blogosphere, Theological | 39 Comments

Why We Should Be More Sceptical of Myers-Briggs

Mere Orthodoxy (which you really should be following) has guest posted a piece of mine entitled ‘The Dangers of Appealing to Personality Type’. Within it I make a case for a sceptical approach to personality tests such as Myers-Briggs. Everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, The Blogosphere | 7 Comments