Defending the Vulnerable Requires More Than a New Supreme Court Justice

Last week, Freedom Road (a justice-oriented consulting group) released a statement calling for a “pause” on the culture war. Occasioned by the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, it zeroes in on the problem of abortion and poverty...

/ July 19, 2018

Augustine, Concupiscence, and Friendship

By Phillip Cary Denny Burk and Rosaria Butterfield have identified theological grounds for their criticism of the upcoming Revoice conference and the Spiritual Friendship movement, which aim to use samesex desires for good purposes. Burk and Butterfield describe this as...

/ July 18, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Modern Atheism, with Joseph Minich

Joseph Minich, the author of Enduring Divine Absence: The Challenge of Modern Atheism, joins Derek and Alastair to talk about what’s distinct regarding contemporary atheism and how Christians should respond to it. If you’re interested in supporting the show financially,...

/ July 11, 2018

Loving Others Theologically

By Brandon D. Smith “How dare you?!” You might remember this phrase from Mark Driscoll, one of my early heroes in the so-called “New Calvinism” movement. His growl was aimed at men during a rant about how they misuse women...

/ July 10, 2018

How Bad Theology Hurts the Anxious, Depressed, and Suicidal

By Joshua Cayetano As Christian journeys from the “City of Destruction” to the “Celestial City” in The Pilgrim’s Progress, he and his companion, Hopeful, are captured by Giant Despair, the king of Doubting-Castle. In the dungeon, Giant Despair tortures Christian...

/ July 9, 2018
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Against the Sterile Style

By Ryan Hammill I am not sure what other fathers-to-be think about as they sit in hospital waiting rooms. With a pregnant wife still a few months out from delivery, already I have found myself sitting here on a number...

/ June 26, 2018
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The Lord’s Work in the Lord’s Way: Against the Culture War

One of the saddest consequences of the culture war is that it has managed to make people boring. The culture war has made us predictable, even if individual people are anything but. The libertarian online troll is in real life...

/ June 21, 2018

Sex, Temptation, and the Gay Christian: What Chastity Demands

Can we have an argument about being a ‘gay Christian’? That is the question which I have been wondering since the storm of Baptist and Presbyterian furor descended upon Revoice. The conference is an attempt by a wide variety of...

/ June 20, 2018

The Christian and Homosexuality: Further Notes Toward an Evangelical Sexual Ethic

Note: Given the recent discussions about Revoice–a conference at which I am speaking–I asked Jake if he would republish the two chapters from my first book that are directly on questions of sexual desire. Today’s essay takes up the question of homosexuality. Yesterday’s...

/ June 19, 2018

The Body and its Pleasure: Toward an Evangelical Sexual Ethic

Note: Given the recent discussions about Revoice–a conference at which I am speaking–I asked Jake if he would republish the two chapters from my first book that are directly on questions of sexual desire. Today’s essay takes up how evangelicalism has depicted...

/ June 18, 2018