Category Archives: Culture

Is Modernity a Success?

Andrew Wilson recently wrote a post discussing some of the reviews of Steven Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress, which has been provoking much conversation and controversy over the last couple of months. … Continue reading

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Conversation with Brad Littlejohn on Jordan Peterson now on Youtube

A number of you asked whether we would put this on Youtube. Here you go:

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The Authority of the Book

I have a guest post over on the Political Theology blog, in which I discuss the importance of considering our broader culture of textual production, ownership, and use when considering questions of scriptural authority. In an age of mass production … Continue reading

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Podcast: Ross Douthat’s ‘To Change the Church’

Matt and Derek were joined this week by Ross Douthat to discuss his new book, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past … Continue reading

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From Gutenberg to YouVersion: The Word of God and the Technology of the Word

My recent Davenant Institute lecture on the subject of the significance of textual technologies for our engagement with Scripture has just been posted on Youtube: I recently enjoyed watching Dr. Christopher Schlect’s highly informative and stimulating lecture in the same … Continue reading

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My Writing on Jordan Peterson

Over the last few weeks and months, many thousands of people have visited my blog to read my various reflections on Jordan Peterson. Any long term follower of this blog shouldn’t be at all surprised that Peterson and the phenomena … Continue reading

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Discourse in the Culture Wars and the Hunger for Catharsis

This is just the fucking worst. Imagine a self-help book written by the Darth Maul of tenured campus bad boys, an act of trahison des clercs so severe that it calls into question the entire five-thousand-year academic project—a book that … Continue reading

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