Category Archives: Controversies

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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Video: Are Sexual Ethics Part of Orthodoxy?

The latest of my videos with the Davenant Institute has just been posted. Within this video, Brad Belschner and I discuss the relationship between sexual ethics and orthodoxy, pointing out the bearing that the creed has upon our use of … Continue reading

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The Politics of the Day of the Lord

I’ve posted a reflection on 2 Peter 3:8-15a over on Political Theology Today. Within it, I argue that Christ’s predictions concerning his return within that generation came to pass. I explore Peter’s argument against those questioning Christ’s return and his … Continue reading

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Video: Getting Beyond Headship Battles

Continuing from my previous two videos, I have another Davenant Discussion video in which I give some brief thoughts on the subject of headship in conversation with Brad Belschner. Visit the Davenant Institute’s site to find out more about their work, to watch … 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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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

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A Remark on Creedally-Defined Orthodoxy

The question of the definition of orthodoxy has been a live one, since James K.A. Smith posted on the subject in relation to debates surrounding sexuality. The following is a remark on the question of ‘orthodoxy’ as defined creedally. For … Continue reading

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