Category Archives: Ethics

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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Podcast: Infertility with Matthew Arbo

On this episode of Mere Fidelity, Matt, Derek, and I are joined by Matthew Arbo, author of the recent book, Walking Through Infertility: Biblical, Theological, and Moral Counsel for Those Who Are Struggling. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, … Continue reading

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Justice Discourse in the Internet Age, Part 1: Introduction

I have a guest post over on the Davenant Institute’s blog, the first of a multi-part series on the character of justice discourse in the Internet Age. As we become increasingly absorbed in the virtual and abstract world of social … Continue reading

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Podcast: Virtue in a Virtual Society

Last weekend, I delivered a lecture at the English L’Abri, in which I explored the formation of selfhood and virtue in an age of social media. You can listen to it here:

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Video: Should Christians be Friends with Non-Christians?

Today’s question: “What is your opinion on close-knit churches that teach members to not become close friends with outsiders/heathens? They teach to be courteous and you can have friendly acquaintances with outsiders, but teach that friendship with the world is … Continue reading

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Podcast: Disruptive Witness, with The Alan Noble

In the latest episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek and I are joined by The Alan Noble to discuss his recent book, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to … Continue reading

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