Monthly Archives: August 2015

Open Mic Thread 36

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 | 38 Comments

Podcast: Intersex

In our latest podcast, we discuss intersex persons with Megan DeFranza, who recently wrote a book on the subject, Sex Difference in Christian Theology: Male, Female, and Intersex in the Image of God. Take a listen to the podcast, in … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Experience, Controversies, Ethics, Podcasts, Sex and Sexuality, Theological | 23 Comments

The Politics of Extraordinary Ordinariness

My latest post has just been published over on Political Theology Today. Within Deuteronomy, much of the focus is upon preparation for war in the land and the relationship with other nations is routinely presented in terms of conflict and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Culture, Deuteronomy, Ethics, Guest Post, OT, OT Theology, Politics, Society, The Church, Theological | 1 Comment

The Call of the Wilderness

The Behemoth, a sister magazine of Christianity Today, has just published an article of mine on the subject of the call of the wilderness. Although the wilderness may appear to be an area—in the words of the 1964 US Wilderness … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Guest Post, Luke, Mark, Matthew, NT, NT Theology, Society, Theological | 12 Comments

Pride and Prejudice and Thought in Our Hyper-Connected Communities

A guest post of mine has just been published over at Mere Orthodoxy. Within it I discuss the resemblance between common dynamics of discourse online and those described in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, using an article by William Deresiewicz as … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Culture, Ethics, Society, The Blogosphere, Theological | 5 Comments

Too Long; Didn’t Read

About a couple of weeks ago, Matt Lee Anderson posted a 5,000 word piece over on Mere Orthodoxy, ‘The Distortions of Progressive Christians: How Religious Liberty is in Danger’. It was a characteristically thoughtful post: Matt carefully and methodically constructed … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, On the web, The Blogosphere | 25 Comments

Open Mic Thread 35

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 | 30 Comments

The Need for Practical Reason in the Abortion Debates

A guest post of mine has just been published on Political Theoology Today (for a change, it is not in the Politics of Scripture series). Theoretical reason concerning the good can often advance with a determined sureness of deductive steps … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Ethics, Guest Post, In the News, Politics, Society | 1 Comment

Podcast: After Obergefell

The latest Mere Fidelity podcast has just gone online. This week, the full cast are back to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. Among other things, we discuss the differences between US and UK responses to the legalization … Continue reading

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Beyond the Abortion Wars

The subject of abortion has been an extremely live one over the last few weeks, as the public has been shocked by a series of secretly recorded videos that have challenged both the legality and the morality of the practices … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Ethics, In the News, Podcasts, Society | 12 Comments