Month: July 2020

Getting Back to Our Bodies: Feminism, Ontology, and Metaphysics

The onslaught of comments following J.K. Rowling’s critique of gender theory demonstrates an ever-growing confusion toward sexual difference and the concept of personhood more generally. “If sex isn’t real,” she tweeted, “the lived reality of women globally is erased. I...

/ July 30, 2020

Presbyterians in Egypt

Writing a report of his time as a missionary in Egypt, Andrew Watson had this to say about Egypt’s Christians: “In general, the Copts are a simple-minded, devout, religious people, with great reverence for the Scriptures.”[1] The stated goal of...

/ July 28, 2020
Mere Fidelity

The Imago Dei

The Imago Dei is one of the most used theological categories to argue why all humans deserve dignity and sanctity. However, is this all that the imago dei should be used for? The entire cast and crew of Matt, Derek,...

/ July 28, 2020

J. I. Packer: Catechetical Theologian

Funny how it hits you when a beloved teacher dies. Almost unbidden, a passel of images, emotions, and memories of moments spent together remind you of the enduring impact that person’s words, deeds, and character had upon you. The effect...

/ July 23, 2020

Making Sense of Kanye 2020

“The system broken, the school is closed, the prison’s open… In this white man world, we the ones chosen.” “Is hip-hop just a euphemism for a new religion? The soul music of the slaves that the youth is missing? But...

/ July 20, 2020

Pastors, Priests, and Police: Understanding the Third Commandment

As people in the U.S and many parts of the world gathered to protest against police abuse a connection hit me between the current protests, the on-going clergy abuse scandals, and the third commandment from the decalogue. While it may...

/ July 16, 2020

Contemplating the Covid-19 Classroom: Pandemic as Our Sacred Present

The county in which I teach just released its tentative plan for reopening schools in August 2020. Scanning it, I saw my previous daily routine of leading children through learning, singing, and creating replaced with a new routine—one of taking...

/ July 15, 2020
Mere Fidelity

The Theology of the Tabernacle

Matt, Derek, and Alastair take a respite from discussions surrounding current events to take up the biblical theological topic of the tabernacle. Listen in to hear how the tabernacle motif is carried throughout scripture and why it isn’t merely a...

/ July 14, 2020

The Search for Anglican Identity

By M. H. Turner Table of Contents (printable PDF) Introduction The Anglican Disposition? The Anglican Branch? The Anglican Via Media? The Anglican Attraction? Why Does There Need to Be a Search for Anglican Identity? Conclusion Introduction The word Anglicanism may...

/ July 13, 2020
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“God and Guns in America,” with Dr. Michael Austin

How should Christians think and act with respect to guns and gun ownership? Dr. Michael Austin (Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University and Senior Fellow of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute), joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss his recent...

/ July 7, 2020