Monthly Archives: December 2017

Video: Do We Need an Ecumenical Council on Homosexuality?

My latest Davenant Institute video has just been published. Within it, Brad Belschner and I discuss the question of whether the Church should set up an ecumenical council on the question of homosexuality.

Posted in Church History, Controversies, Culture, Ethics, Sex and Sexuality, Society, The Church, Theological | 1 Comment

Twin Nativities

A piece of mine has just been posted over on the Theopolis Institute’s blog. Within it, I argue that the story of the gospels is the story of two births, that the nativity narratives should be read in parallel with … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christology, Guest Post, John, Luke, Mark, Matthew, NT, NT Theology, Theological | 3 Comments

No, Black Women Didn’t Save Evangelicalism

Freddie deBoer describes a particular sort of unhealthy progressive politics as the ‘politics of deference’: I have personally taken to thinking of a particular kind of misguided progressive political engagement as the politics of deference — that is, the political theory that suggests … Continue reading

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Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’, Book 5

We have now reached the fifth book of Augustine’s Confessions in our podcast discussion of the book. Derek, Matt, and I discuss various themes and issues that arise within it. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. … Continue reading

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Social Media and Subsidiarity

A video of a crying young boy describing his experiences of bullying in school has gone viral over the last day or so, being shared by many millions of people. Dozens of celebrities have responded, and have received glowing press … Continue reading

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Ethical Reflection Upon Violence in American Football

My friend Tony Reinke invited me, along with a number of others, to give some brief thoughts on this issue. Considering what is coming to light regarding the long-term effects of collisions in the game upon the brains of its … Continue reading

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Festival of Theology in Nottingham, 30th January 2018

Ian Paul, the author of the good blog Psephizo, is holding a Festival of Theology at the end of January. I will be presenting a brief talk on the subject of Virtue Ethics in a Social Media Age and there … Continue reading

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