Monthly Archives: January 2018

Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’, Book 6

Mere Fidelity returns to our reading of Confessions this week, with a discussion of Book 6. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past episodes on Soundcloud and on this page on my blog.

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Spammed Comments

Just a note to say that I just checked my spam filter and discovered a number of genuine comments that it prevented from coming through. I’ve approved the comments and they should appear beneath the posts now. I can’t answer … Continue reading

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What Pastors Could Learn From Jordan Peterson

Last night, along with a few online friends, I watched this debate on the meaning of life between William Lane Craig, Rebecca Goldstein, and Jordan Peterson, hosted by Wycliffe College. While watching it, and reflecting upon Peterson’s work more generally … Continue reading

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Easter Course and Summer Programmes

I’m excited to share with you some of the courses and programmes that I will be teaching in the next few months. Theopolis Institute Easter Course The first is a course with the Theopolis Institute on the theology of the … Continue reading

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Where to Find My Stuff

A commenter recently requested that I restart my links posts. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to happen: writing links posts was a lot of fun, but I did not feel that it was the best use of my time (open mic … Continue reading

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As One Having Authority

I’ve just posted over on Political Theology Today, discussing the authority with which Jesus spoke and arguing that we need to communicate this authority today: The authoritative word still retains considerable power in our day and age, even though we … Continue reading

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What Socialization and Social Construction Can’t Explain

In a discussion such as that surrounding Jordan Peterson’s recent interview, one can predict with some certainty that several responses will appear countering claims about psychological and behavioural differences between the sexes with appeals to the forces of socialization and … Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson and Powerful Men

Jordan Peterson’s interview with Cathy Newman on Channel 4 has understandably and deservedly been receiving a lot of attention over the last couple of days. A great many people have expressed their admiration for Peterson’s calm and clarity and, much … Continue reading

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Podcast: Equality

Our first podcast of 2018 is on the entirely uncontroversial subject of equality as a Christian value. One of our listeners requested that we devote a show to the topic and, being the reckless fools that we are, we agreed … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers on my ‘Strong Female Character’ Trope Article

  Someone drew my attention to a bit of a brouhaha that has been going on over on Twitter about an article I wrote a year and a half ago, in which I questioned the trope of the ‘strong female character’. … Continue reading

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