Category Archives: Controversies

Video: Man, Woman, Deception and Authority in 1 Timothy 2

Today’s question: How do we explain 1 Timothy 2:14? On the one hand it appears to have a novel idea that Adam was not deceived in the fall. While on the other it appears to ground the submission of women … Continue reading

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Video: The Church and the Natural Family

Today’s question: In the past two episodes of “Mere Fidelity” there was an underlying issue which was touched on, but not fully discussed. That is the relationship between the biological family and the New Family of which Christ is the … Continue reading

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Justice Discourse in the Internet Age, Part 2: Social Justice as a Discourse of Legitimation

The Davenant Institute’s blog has just posted the second of my multi-part series on the subject of social justice discourse in the Internet Age (you can read the first page here). In keeping with broader shifts in our public life … Continue reading

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Podcast: Procreation—For and Against

On this episode of Mere Fidelity, Matt, Derek, and I continue in the vein of last week’s episode on infertility and discuss Matt’s PhD thesis, on the subject of arguments for and against procreation. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, … Continue reading

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Video: Peter Leithart and Me on Baptismal Efficacy

Today’s question: I just finished Leithart’s The Priesthood of the Plebs. It was one of the most stimulating books I have read in a long, long time. I also have recently watched some of your videos on baptism. How does … Continue reading

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Video: Richard Rohr on Scripture

Today’s question: I came across this post from Richard Rohr on how Jesus interpreted scripture (https://cac.org/jesus-interpreted-scripture-2017-01-10/). Here is a quote from the post: “Jesus consistently ignored or even denied exclusionary, punitive, and triumphalistic texts in his own inspired Hebrew Bible in … Continue reading

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Podcast: Infertility with Matthew Arbo

On this episode of Mere Fidelity, Matt, Derek, and I are joined by Matthew Arbo, author of the recent book, Walking Through Infertility: Biblical, Theological, and Moral Counsel for Those Who Are Struggling. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, … Continue reading

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