Category Archives: Worship

True Ritual Versus Hypocritical Religiosity

A piece of mine has just been published over on the Political Theology site: The temptation to put faith in religiosity, to employ religious ceremonies and rituals as akin to compensatory ‘moral offsets’ for our godless, oppressive, and unjust behavior … Continue reading

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Theopolis Junior Fellows Program

The Theopolis Institute’s Junior Fellows Program has been revised and is open for applications! Join us for intensive training in July and January.

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Theopolis Podcast: Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost (Beatitudes, Sonship, and the 144,000)

In this episode of the Theopolis Podcast, John Barach and I discuss the readings for the twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost: Matthew 5:1-12; 1 John 3:1-3; Revelation 7:2-17. You can follow the Theopolis podcast on Soundcloud, iTunes, and on most podcast apps. You can … 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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Video: Paedocommunion?

Today’s question: “Do you hold to paedocommunion? If so, how would you reconcile this with Paul’s warning in 1 Cor 11:29, and that chapter more generally?” If you have any questions for me, please leave them on my Curious Cat account. If … Continue reading

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Video: Should the Lord’s Supper Have a Sombre Tone?

Today’s question: “I am wondering about your take on whether the Lord’s supper should be a somber event of introspection or a joyous meal of celebration. My understanding is that throughout church history it has been observed more as a … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Lent, with Steven Wedgeworth

This week on Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I are joined by our friend Steven Wedgeworth for a discussion of the subject of Lent, developing out of a Twitter discussion for which Keith Miller is responsible. Should we celebrate Lent? … Continue reading

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