Category Archives: Society

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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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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Podcast: Awaiting the King, with Davey Henreckson

The final volume in James K.A. Smith’s Cultural Liturgies trilogy, Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology, has just been released. In this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Davey Henreckson joins us to discuss Smith’s book. This is, I believe, our … Continue reading

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Review of Todd Wilson’s ‘Mere Sexuality’

I’ve just reviewed Todd Wilson’s Mere Sexuality: Rediscovering the Christian Vision of Sexuality for the Gospel Coalition website. I think Wilson’s attempt to provide an account of “mere sexuality” suffers on account of his taking current debates about homosexuality as … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Ethics and Technology with Michael Sacasas

In our latest episode of Mere Fidelity, Matt and I discuss ethics and technology with our guest, Michael Sacasas, who writes on issues relating to technology over on his blog, The Frailest Thing. I have been a highly appreciative reader … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Reformation, with Carl Trueman

In honour of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, this week’s podcast was devoted to a discussion of its causes, its importance, and its legacy. For our discussion, the entire Mere Fidelity cast was joined by the wonderful Carl … Continue reading

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John Ruskin and the Illusion of Value

A post of mine on the subject of labour, money, and the question of value has just been posted over on The Kitchen Table. Within it, in conversation with Ruskin, Mill, and Marx, I discuss what value is and how … Continue reading

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