Category: Theology and Practice

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

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

A Critical Review of Spiritual Friendship

By Steven Wedgeworth Later this summer a group of Christian writers will meet in St Louis for the Revoice Conference, an event that seeks to make a place for “gay, lesbian, same-sex attracted, and other LGBT Christians” in the conservative...

/ June 12, 2018

Religious Liberty and Religious Establishment: A Reply to Joseph Trabbic

By Korey Maas In recent years, serious Christians of all stripes have begun to negotiate anew the difficult questions of the Church’s place in (or out of) the prevailing liberal order. Joseph Trabbic is therefore to be commended for his...

/ June 4, 2018
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Sola Scriptura and Tradition: Friends or Foes?

By Matthew Emerson There are some colloquial ways that evangelicals of all stripes talk about doing theology. Phrases like, “give me chapter and verse,” “the Bible says it so I believe it,” and “the Bible tells me so” abound in...

/ May 14, 2018

“Avoidance Is Not Purity”: An Ode on the Pence Rule

By Eric Hutchinson “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?”–King Solomon

/ May 7, 2018

On the Pence Rule

In Hannah Coulter Wendell Berry tells the sad and predictable story of the divorce of Marcus and Margaret Settlemeyer. The two marry after finishing school at the University of Kentucky and quickly move to Louisville to get work as teachers, both...

/ May 3, 2018

Stop Making Hospitality Complicated

By Brandon McGinley If you’ve ever watched any real estate programs on television, you’ve heard eager soon-to-be-homeowners lean toward the boom mic and say, “Oh, this space will be great for entertaining!” Everyone wants to be seen as the type...

/ April 24, 2018