Category Archives: The Church

Debating the Invisibility of the Church

Over on the Theopolis blog we recently started hosting conversations, with several posts engaging with a viewpoint over the course of a month. In our latest conversation, we are discussing the visibility and invisibility of the Church. My response to … Continue reading

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Boat Stories

I have just had an article published over on the Theopolis site. Within it, I discuss the significance of the boat as a metaphor for the Church and other things. As a conceptual metaphor and model, the boat and its … Continue reading

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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: Call No Man Father, Castor and Pollux, Contraception

Today’s questions come from one of my Patreon supporters: 1.) How can Paul call Timothy his “true child in the Faith” (1 Tim 1:2; cf. 1 Cor 4:17, 2 Tim 1:2) when Jesus forbids calling anyone Father besides God (Matt … 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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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: 1 Corinthians 14 and Women’s Silence in Church

Today’s question: I have a friend who is from a non-religious background who is interested in Christianity and is reading the bible for the first time. She asked me to explain 1 Corinthians 14:33b-35. “As in all the churches of … Continue reading

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