Monthly Archives: July 2015

Open Mic Thread 34

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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A Date for the Diary

I am sure that many of you remember last year’s stimulating Future of Protestantism conversation (I gave some detailed reflections on it here). If you do, I am sure you will be excited to discover that, this year, the Torrey … Continue reading

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How the Internet Has Brought Us Too Close Together (and the Wisdom of Trolls)

A couple of days ago, Scot McKnight posted on the subject of ‘crowdpounding’ and ‘crowdaffirming’, remarking upon the treatment of both Ellen Pao (Reddit’s Former CEO) and Julie Rodgers. McKnight traces these phenomena back to the underlying dynamic of ‘groupthink’: … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, On the web, The Blogosphere | 28 Comments

Holiday in Marseilles

I’ve just returned from a thoroughly enjoyable and very memorable week with my brother and sister-in-law in Marseilles. The following are some pictures of my visit (I might add some video of swimming in the Calanques and of the fireworks … Continue reading

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Open Mic Thread 33

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

Posted in Open Mic | 46 Comments

The Politics of Transformed International Relations

My latest post on Political Theology Today went online this morning. This post discusses Ephesians 2:11-22— As contemporary Christians reading these passages, we can fumble for conceptual rationales for the intensity of Paul’s concern to hold Jews and Gentiles together. … Continue reading

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Before Obergefell: Some Thoughts on How We Got Here

Yesterday I guest posted over on the Theopolis Institute, addressing the question of how we arrived at the widespread cultural affirmation of same-sex marriage. I particularly focus upon the role played by liberal capitalism and its values. Individual choice and … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Culture, Economics, Ethics, Guest Post, In the News, Politics, Sex and Sexuality, Society, Theological | 19 Comments