Category Archives: Theological

Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’, Book 6

Mere Fidelity returns to our reading of Confessions this week, with a discussion of Book 6. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past episodes on Soundcloud and on this page on my blog.

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What Pastors Could Learn From Jordan Peterson

Last night, along with a few online friends, I watched this debate on the meaning of life between William Lane Craig, Rebecca Goldstein, and Jordan Peterson, hosted by Wycliffe College. While watching it, and reflecting upon Peterson’s work more generally … Continue reading

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As One Having Authority

I’ve just posted over on Political Theology Today, discussing the authority with which Jesus spoke and arguing that we need to communicate this authority today: The authoritative word still retains considerable power in our day and age, even though we … Continue reading

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What Socialization and Social Construction Can’t Explain

In a discussion such as that surrounding Jordan Peterson’s recent interview, one can predict with some certainty that several responses will appear countering claims about psychological and behavioural differences between the sexes with appeals to the forces of socialization and … Continue reading

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Podcast: Equality

Our first podcast of 2018 is on the entirely uncontroversial subject of equality as a Christian value. One of our listeners requested that we devote a show to the topic and, being the reckless fools that we are, we agreed … Continue reading

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Questions and Answers on my ‘Strong Female Character’ Trope Article

  Someone drew my attention to a bit of a brouhaha that has been going on over on Twitter about an article I wrote a year and a half ago, in which I questioned the trope of the ‘strong female character’. … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Shepherd’s Sign

Merry Christmas to you all! A reflection of mine on the Christmas story has just been published on Political Theology Today. Luke’s account of the shepherds is the story of a wondrous and remarkable sign, reminiscent of the sign of … Continue reading

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