Category Archives: Controversies

The Authority of the Book

I have a guest post over on the Political Theology blog, in which I discuss the importance of considering our broader culture of textual production, ownership, and use when considering questions of scriptural authority. In an age of mass production … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church History, Controversies, Culture, Guest Post, Hermeneutics, Politics, Revelation, Scripture, Society, Theological | 2 Comments

Podcast: Ross Douthat’s ‘To Change the Church’

Matt and Derek were joined this week by Ross Douthat to discuss his new book, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Controversies, Culture, Podcasts, Sex and Sexuality, Society, Theological | Leave a comment

My Writing on Jordan Peterson

Over the last few weeks and months, many thousands of people have visited my blog to read my various reflections on Jordan Peterson. Any long term follower of this blog shouldn’t be at all surprised that Peterson and the phenomena … Continue reading

Posted in Controversies, Culture, Ethics, Politics, Society | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Controversies, Sex and Sexuality, Society | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Controversies, Ethics, Philosophy, Podcasts, Politics, Sex and Sexuality, Society, Theological | 10 Comments

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

Posted in Bible, Controversies, Culture, Judges, OT, Questions and Answers, Sex and Sexuality, Society, Theological | 32 Comments

Video: Do We Need an Ecumenical Council on Homosexuality?

My latest Davenant Institute video has just been published. Within it, Brad Belschner and I discuss the question of whether the Church should set up an ecumenical council on the question of homosexuality.

Posted in Church History, Controversies, Culture, Ethics, Sex and Sexuality, Society, The Church, Theological | 1 Comment