Category Archives: Ethics

Video: Is The Widow With The Two Mites A Positive Example Of Sacrificial Giving?

Today’s question: “The story of the widow and her two mites (Luke 21:1-4) is often used to commend sacrificial giving. However, the immediate context contains Jesus condemning the Scribes for “devouring widows’ houses” and promising to destroy the temple. Is the … Continue reading

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Does Creedal Orthodoxy Require Traditional Sexual Ethics?

The Davenant Institute have just released a booklet written by me, on the relationship between sexual ethics and Christian orthodoxy. You can read it here and subscribe to future Davenant Digests here. This Davenant Digest, like other Davenant Digests, is available … Continue reading

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Video: What Is Meant By Calling Marriage A Natural Institution?

Today’s question: “If marriage is a pre-political institution then none of the measures laid down by the state (e.g. registration, marriage certificates etc.) make a marriage legitimate in God’s eyes. In which case, what does constitute a legitimate marriage in … Continue reading

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Video: Does New Creation Undermine Natural Law?

Today’s question: “What implications does the promise of new creation have for Christian ethics? Specifically does new creation undermine natural law ethics since we are now to orientate our lives, not towards what is revealed in nature, but towards the new … Continue reading

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Video: Why Doesn’t Paul Say More About Evangelism?

Today’s question: “Given that Paul is the most prominent evangelist / church planter in the Bible, why are exhortations to evangelize seemingly so rare in his work? In many parts of the evangelical church we seem to foreground the need … Continue reading

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Spotting Unicorns at the Recent THINK Conference

It has been interesting to read the responses to THINK conference on The Future of Complementarity I recently spoke at in London, both before and after the event. Some, such as this article, have such extreme misrepresentations and misunderstandings that … Continue reading

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A Gift Received in the Giving

I have just had a piece published over on the Political Theology blog. Within it, I give some reflections on 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, discussing the relationship between Christian charity and the gospel message. Our Lord preached a message of good … Continue reading

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