Category Archives: Ethics

Why Are Christians so Hung Up About Sex?

I recently spoke on this subject for the Davenant Institute. You can listen to the lecture here:

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Theopolis Podcast: The Virtue of Nationalism, with Yoram Hazony

On the latest episode of the Theopolis podcast, Peter Leithart and I are joined by the Jewish biblical and political scholar, Yoram Hazony, for a long and stimulating conversation about his recent book, The Virtue of Nationalism. I summarized and … Continue reading

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Video: Call No Man Father, Castor and Pollux, Contraception

Today’s questions come from one of my Patreon supporters: 1.) How can Paul call Timothy his “true child in the Faith” (1 Tim 1:2; cf. 1 Cor 4:17, 2 Tim 1:2) when Jesus forbids calling anyone Father besides God (Matt … Continue reading

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Justice Discourse in the Internet Age, Part 2: Social Justice as a Discourse of Legitimation

The Davenant Institute’s blog has just posted the second of my multi-part series on the subject of social justice discourse in the Internet Age (you can read the first page here). In keeping with broader shifts in our public life … Continue reading

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Podcast: Procreation—For and Against

On this episode of Mere Fidelity, Matt, Derek, and I continue in the vein of last week’s episode on infertility and discuss Matt’s PhD thesis, on the subject of arguments for and against procreation. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, … Continue reading

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Video: Richard Rohr on Scripture

Today’s question: I came across this post from Richard Rohr on how Jesus interpreted scripture (https://cac.org/jesus-interpreted-scripture-2017-01-10/). Here is a quote from the post: “Jesus consistently ignored or even denied exclusionary, punitive, and triumphalistic texts in his own inspired Hebrew Bible in … Continue reading

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Video: Singles Adopting

Today’s question: I am curious about your thoughts regarding the growing trend of singles in the church adopting children. More specifically- is the Biblical prohibition of sexual immorality simply a nominal command to keep sex within marriage for its own … Continue reading

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