Category Archives: In the News

Royal Weddings and a Love Stronger Than Death

In the course of my studies, I have recently been appreciating the first volume of Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy’s sociology, In the Cross of Reality: The Hegemony of Spaces. A remarkably brilliant thinker and a perceptive critic of sociologists’ aspirations to the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Hospitality and Immigration, with Dr. Matthew Kaemingk

This week on Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I are joined by Dr. Matthew Kaemingk, the author of the recent Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear, to discuss his book. You can also follow the podcast on … 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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No, Black Women Didn’t Save Evangelicalism

Freddie deBoer describes a particular sort of unhealthy progressive politics as the ‘politics of deference’: I have personally taken to thinking of a particular kind of misguided progressive political engagement as the politics of deference — that is, the political theory that suggests … Continue reading

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Social Media and Subsidiarity

A video of a crying young boy describing his experiences of bullying in school has gone viral over the last day or so, being shared by many millions of people. Dozens of celebrities have responded, and have received glowing press … Continue reading

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Hugh Hefner and the Logic of Porn

I’ve just written a piece for the Calvinist International on the subject of Hugh Hefner and the logic of porn. Within it I argue, along with a 2003 piece by Read Mercer Schuchardt, that porn leads to the feminization of … Continue reading

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Responsible Engagement in a Reactive Age

Over a week ago, I tweeted on acting and thinking well in a fraught political context. Twitter is a limiting medium for extended trains of thought, so, in response to a request and for the sake of a broader readership, … Continue reading

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