Category Archives: Society

The Politics of the Vineyard of Israel

I have just posted a reflection on Isaiah 5, Psalm 80, and Matthew 21 over on Political Theology Today. Within it I explore the significance of the prophetic vine parables and the vantage point that they can provide us upon … 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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Video: The Challenges of Gender in the 21st Century

This is the first of twelve videos in which I discuss various cultural and theological subjects with Brad Belschner. Within this video we discuss the challenges of gender in the 21st century. Visit the Davenant Institute’s site to find out … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Experience, Culture, Economics, Ethics, Interviews, Sex and Sexuality, Society, Theological, Video | 2 Comments

Answers to Unusual Questions

Over the last few days, I have answered about a couple of hundred questions on Curious Cat, on a host of different topics. I’ve particularly tried to answer questions on various issues that are taboo or difficult to discuss in … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Watchman

I have posted a reflection on Ezekiel 33:7-11 over on the Political Theology Today blog: In a society despairing of hope of change, the watchman alerts people to the remaining yet shrinking windows of opportunity and the fact that, even … Continue reading

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On the Nashville Statement and My Signing of It

I’ve posted some thoughts here. The Nashville Statement is a reassertion and defence of the creational reality of humanity, of the basic anthropological difference: that humanity is created and divinely blessed with fruitfulness as male and female. It is this … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Culture, Ethics, Guest Post, Sex and Sexuality, Society, Theological | 72 Comments

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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