Monthly Archives: August 2014

Why a Masculine Priesthood is Essential

My thoughts about feminism, equality, and authority have provoked a considerable amount of controversy. Beyond the original discussion that sparked this off (about a month ago now), many comments have been left beneath Andrew’s post. My own post from yesterday … Continue reading

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Feminism, Equality, and Authority

My good friend and member of the Mere Fidelity crew, Andrew Wilson, unwittingly entangled us in a bit of an online controversy earlier today (I have it on good authority that it registered between a brouhaha and an apocalypse on the online … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Experience, Controversies, Creation, Culture, Genesis, Links, NT Theology, OT Theology, Politics, Scripture, Sex and Sexuality, Society, The Blogosphere, Theological, Theology | 69 Comments

Podcast: Made for More, With Hannah Anderson

On this week’s Mere Fidelity podcast, Derek Rishmawy, Andrew Wilson, and I are joined by our special guest, Hannah Anderson. Hannah, who blogs at Sometimes a Light and tweets here, is the author of the book Made for More: An Invitation to Live in … Continue reading

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Open Mic Thread 10

The open mic thread is where you have the floor and can raise or discuss issues of your choice. There is no such thing as off-topic here. The comments of this thread are free for you to: Discuss things that you … Continue reading

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Podcast: And Who is a Person?

The latest Mere Fidelity podcast has gone online. This week, Matt Lee Anderson, Derek Rishmawy, and I are discussing chapter 4 of Oliver O’Donovan’s Begotten Or Made?, which focuses on embryo research, and the question of who is a person. We begin … Continue reading

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I’m taking a break from regular Internet activity for the next month or so. Beyond Mere Fidelity podcasts, Open Mic Threads, and perhaps some links to guest posts, I don’t expect to be active here or on Twitter until the … Continue reading

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Five Principles of the New Sexual and Relational Morality

Today, I guest posted over on The Gospel Coalition website. My post begins: The sociologist Mark Regnerus recently published a piece for the Witherington Institute’s Public Discourse, suggesting that support for same-sex marriage in some Christian circles correlates to broader shifts in … Continue reading

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Podcast: What’s Wrong (and Right) with “Relatability”

This week’s Mere Fidelity podcast is now online. This time around, we are discussing the theme of ‘relatability’, following Rebecca Mead’s New Yorker piece on the subject (see also Alan Jacob’s comments). Mead writes: To appreciate “King Lear”—or even “The Catcher in … Continue reading

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Infant Baptism and Faith

Last month I had a lengthy and very stimulating discussion in the comments of one of my friend Andrew Wilson’s posts on the subject of credobaptism and baptismal efficacy. Andrew subsequently posted a summary of David Gibson’s paedobaptist position from that … Continue reading

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Podcast: What Adoption Is and Isn’t

After a week off, the latest Mere Fidelity podcast has just gone online. This week we are discussing what adoption is and isn’t, both within Scripture and in society today. We take our starting point in the following quotation from … Continue reading

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