Category Archives: Politics

How Has Modernity Shifted the Women’s Ordination Debate?

A piece of mine on the subject of the plausibility structures for women’s ordination was published yesterday over on the North American Anglican. Within it, I argue that the strength of the women’s ordination position depends heavily on certain features … Continue reading

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The Rhetoric of Race

I have written an article in the latest Theopolis Conversation on the subject of race, in response to Vincent Bacote. Within it I briefly discuss a few of my concerns about the rhetorical shape of current conversations about race in … Continue reading

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Rethinking Israel

The Theopolis Institute has been having a conversation surrounding the identity and future of Israel over on its website. Theopolis Conversations are designed to explore complex yet important issue from different perspectives with various positions in sharpening dialogue. I’ve just … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church History, Election, Eschatology, Luke, Matthew, NT, NT Theology, OT, OT Theology, Politics, Romans, The Church, Theological, Theology, Theopolis | 23 Comments

True Ritual Versus Hypocritical Religiosity

A piece of mine has just been published over on the Political Theology site: The temptation to put faith in religiosity, to employ religious ceremonies and rituals as akin to compensatory ‘moral offsets’ for our godless, oppressive, and unjust behavior … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Culture, Ethics, Genesis, Guest Post, Isaiah, OT, OT Theology, Politics, Theological, Worship | 1 Comment

Welcoming the Stranger: A Final Immigration Response

My final response in the Theopolis conversation on immigration has just been published here. We beware of treating the condition of the uprooted immigrant as paradigmatic. As Christians, who are committed to the universal value of Christ, we can easily … Continue reading

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True Hospitality and the Immigration Debate

The Theopolis blog is hosting another conversation, this time on the subject of the immigration debate. I was invited to kick this discussion off and my opening post has just been published. A neighbour-focused ethic is an ethic of love, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Controversies, Culture, Ethics, Exodus, Genesis, Guest Post, OT, OT Theology, Politics, Society, Theological, Theopolis | 8 Comments

Hearing the Story Again for the First Time

I’ve just posted a piece over on the Political Theology blog, on the subject of Palm Sunday. Within it, I argue that, when we listen carefully to the narrative of Luke’s gospel again, as if we didn’t already know its … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Guest Post, Luke, NT, NT Theology, Politics, The Gospels, Theological | 4 Comments

Devilish Diversions

I have posted a reflection on Luke 4 over on the Political Theology blog. Within it, I discuss the ways in which the devil sought to divert Christ from his mission and how Luke’s framing of the temptations of Christ … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Ethics, Ezekiel, Guest Post, Lent, Luke, NT, NT Theology, OT, Politics, Society, Theological | 2 Comments

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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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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