Category Archives: Politics

As One Having Authority

I’ve just posted over on Political Theology Today, discussing the authority with which Jesus spoke and arguing that we need to communicate this authority today: The authoritative word still retains considerable power in our day and age, even though we … Continue reading

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Podcast: Equality

Our first podcast of 2018 is on the entirely uncontroversial subject of equality as a Christian value. One of our listeners requested that we devote a show to the topic and, being the reckless fools that we are, we agreed … Continue reading

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Rough Thoughts on ‘Wokeness and Myth on Campus’

Alan Jacobs has a thought-provoking piece in The New Atlantis in which he explores some of the underlying dynamics of protests surrounding controversial speech on campus. You should read his piece before you read the rest of this post, which … Continue reading

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Weightless Words on the World Wide Web

Guy Debord, writing in the 1960s, analysed the supplanting of the active and directly lived life of society by the ‘spectacle’, with which members of society passively identify and which they consume. Debord made clear that the spectacle—the mediation of … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Shepherd’s Sign

Merry Christmas to you all! A reflection of mine on the Christmas story has just been published on Political Theology Today. Luke’s account of the shepherds is the story of a wondrous and remarkable sign, reminiscent of the sign of … 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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The Strangeness of the Modern Mind

The question of how things that were once inconceivable can become conventional and even majority viewpoints is one we far too infrequently ask ourselves. How is it possible, for instance, that the norm of marriage as a male-and-female institution is … Continue reading

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