Category Archives: The Blogosphere

The Internet, Blogging, Authority, and the Sexes

The subject of women’s online platforms has been a live one over the last few weeks. A couple of days ago, Christianity Today published an article by Tish Harrison Warren, which provoked considerable controversy, many believing that women were being … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Thought in Our Hyper-Connected Communities

A guest post of mine has just been published over at Mere Orthodoxy. Within it I discuss the resemblance between common dynamics of discourse online and those described in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, using an article by William Deresiewicz as … Continue reading

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Too Long; Didn’t Read

About a couple of weeks ago, Matt Lee Anderson posted a 5,000 word piece over on Mere Orthodoxy, ‘The Distortions of Progressive Christians: How Religious Liberty is in Danger’. It was a characteristically thoughtful post: Matt carefully and methodically constructed … Continue reading

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How the Internet Has Brought Us Too Close Together (and the Wisdom of Trolls)

A couple of days ago, Scot McKnight posted on the subject of ‘crowdpounding’ and ‘crowdaffirming’, remarking upon the treatment of both Ellen Pao (Reddit’s Former CEO) and Julie Rodgers. McKnight traces these phenomena back to the underlying dynamic of ‘groupthink’: … Continue reading

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Our Culture of Reading and the End of Dialogue in the Internet Age

Matt Lee Anderson has a typically perceptive essay over at Mere Orthodoxy on the subject of our habits of reading in the Internet Age and how these are unconducive to reflective and receptive dialogue. He writes: I suggested above that a … Continue reading

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Matt Lee Anderson on Gay Marriage

My friend and fellow Mere Fidelity participant, Matt Lee Anderson, has published a lengthy article in which he presents a case for his opposition to same sex marriage. Matt’s argument is almost certainly not one that you will have heard … Continue reading

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Feminism, Equality, and Authority

My good friend and member of the Mere Fidelity crew, Andrew Wilson, unwittingly entangled us in a bit of an online controversy earlier today (I have it on good authority that it registered between a brouhaha and an apocalypse on the online … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christian Experience, Controversies, Creation, Culture, Genesis, Links, NT Theology, OT Theology, Politics, Scripture, Sex and Sexuality, Society, The Blogosphere, Theological, Theology | 69 Comments