Category Archives: Theological

Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’ Book 2

We started reading through Augustine’s Confessions together a few weeks ago. This week we discuss the second book, especially Augustine’s discussion of his theft from the pear tree. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past episodes … Continue reading

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Podcast: Translating Genesis 1-11, with Samuel Bray and John Hobbins

On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek and I were joined by John Hobbins and Samuel Bray, who have just produced a ‘new old translation’ of Genesis 1-11. The translation itself is great, but the notes and commentary upon it … Continue reading

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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

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Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’ Book 1

We have just started reading through Augustine’s Confessions together on Mere Fidelity. This week we discuss the first book, in which Augustine talks about his childhood. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Value of Controversy

I join Derek and Matt for the latest Mere Fidelity episode, on the subject of the value of controversy. We discuss whether controversy is worthwhile and how to go about it well. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or … Continue reading

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