Category Archives: The Sacraments

Embracing Embodiment: Baptism and the Nuptial Meaning of the Body

The final part of my three part series on baptism and the body has just been posted over on the Theopolis Institute website. Despite its familiarity, 1 Corinthians 6:19a is a scriptural text that retains much of its capacity to … Continue reading

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Presenting Limbs and Organs: Baptism and Sacrificial Ethics

A post of mine on the subject of Baptism and Christian obedience has just been posted over on the Theopolis Institute. It is the second of a three part series and continues the argument begun in my first post ‘Sealed … Continue reading

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Sealed For Resurrection: Baptism and the Objectivity of the Body

The first of a three part series of posts of mine on baptism and the body has just gone up over on the Theopolis Institute. The action of the ritual of baptism isn’t the act of the candidate, but of … Continue reading

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Christians, Liturgy, and the Past—Part 2

Last week I guest posted the first part of a two part discussion of liturgy and the past on the Theopolis Institute, which we also discussed on the latest episode of Mere Fidelity. The second part of the article has just … Continue reading

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Podcast: Liturgical Formation and the Past

Our latest Mere Fidelity podcast is on the subject of liturgical formation and the use of liturgies from the past. It takes up the themes that I address in my Theopolis Institute post from last week and in the post that … Continue reading

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Christians, Liturgy, and the Past—Part 1

I have guest posted over on Theopolis Institute again, this time the first part of a two part series on the need to be reflective about the ways that and reasons why we use historic liturgical traditions in contemporary Christian … Continue reading

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Evangelicalism’s Poor Form

I’ve just guest posted over on Christ & Pop Culture: Whether designed to clarify evangelicalism as an object of study or analysis, or to police its supposed boundaries, definitions of evangelicalism have generally tended to occlude the cultural, institutional, and sociological … Continue reading

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Some Remarks on the Future of Protestantism Conversation

Last week, Biola University hosted a conversation between Peter Leithart, Fred Sanders, and Carl Trueman on The Future of Protestantism, an event organized by the Torrey Honors Institute, First Things, and the Davenant Trust, and moderated by the Calvinist International‘s … Continue reading

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Priestly Service in Romans 6

A few weeks ago I heard a sermon on Romans 6:15-23, during which a number of questions were raised in my mind about the way that the passage should be read. Seeing the second half of Romans 6 referenced in … Continue reading

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Hear Me Out: On Sitting Through Sermons

Donald Miller recently admitted to attending church irregularly. Church services really don’t scratch him where he itches: singing leaves him flat and he doesn’t learn much from sermons. He argues that he is not alone in this, suggesting (controversially) that … Continue reading

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