Category Archives: Controversies

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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The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: 11. Concluding Reflections (Part 2)

1. The Debate So Far 2. Survey of Some Relevant Material 3. Subordination 4. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 1) 5. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 2) 6. The Tension Between Bible and Doctrine 7. Reconciling Scripture and Dogma 8. κεφαλή … Continue reading

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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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Podcast: The Benedict Option, with Rod Dreher

Our last episode of Mere Fidelity for a few months is devoted to a discussion of the book of the hour, The Benedict Option, with its author, Rod Dreher. We explore the questions of how the Church should relate to society in … Continue reading

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The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: 10. Concluding Reflections (Part 1)

1. The Debate So Far 2. Survey of Some Relevant Material 3. Subordination 4. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 1) 5. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 2) 6. The Tension Between Bible and Doctrine 7. Reconciling Scripture and Dogma 8. κεφαλή … Continue reading

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