Category: Earthen Vessels

On Sex, Yoga, and the Pope: An Epilogue

No epilogue, I pray you; for your play needs no excuse. Never excuse; for when the players are all dead, there needs none to be blamed. William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream The line has been ringing in my ears as I...

/ August 16, 2011

Weekend Reading: Yoga, Sex, and the Pope

In Christianity Today: In September 2010, Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, ignited a blogging and media firestorm by arguing that yoga and Christianity are incompatible. “The embrace of yoga,” he wrote, “is a symptom of our postmodern...

/ August 12, 2011

Genetic Determinism and Determining Genes

Ted Peters, as quoted by Peter Leithart: “The growing myth of genetic determinism blows first in one direction: if we are programmed totally by our DNA, then what we think is human freedom is in fact a delusion.  Then the...

/ August 2, 2011

Earthen Vessels goes to Denver

If you live in the Denver area, I’d love to meet you. I’ll be speaking at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church on Sunday, August 7th at 7:00 PM on (surprise!) the body and spirituality.  There will be a substantive time for Q&A,...

/ July 29, 2011

Earthen Vessels: The Early Reviews (Pt. 3)

The final installment (for now) of some of the things that people have been saying about Earthen Vessels. Cole Huffman, a pastor down in Memphis, did a little creative expansion on the tattoos chapter that is very much worth your...

/ July 28, 2011

Earthen Vessels: The Early Reviews (Pt. 2)

See part one for the qualifiers, which happen to be necessary.  Otherwise, here we do go. First off, I was subject to my first open letter, which happened to be quite a bit more generous than most open letters: Jesus...

/ July 26, 2011

Earthen Vessels: The Early Reviews (Pt 1)

We’re about six weeks into Earthen Vessels being available, which means that reviews are starting to trickle in. I am so thankful for everyone who has taken the time to read and comment on the work.  Even though I haven’t...

/ July 25, 2011

Church Buildings and the Body

The Gospel Coalition is discussing church buildings, and I’m a participant. And the commenters are generally displeased.  Here’s the excerpt, but read the whole thing and let me know what you think: At the same time, this indwelling life of...

/ July 7, 2011

Earthen Vessels Goes to Phoenix

Sex, yoga, and a theology of the body. That’s what I’m going to be talking about next Thursday night in Phoenix at Redemption Church’s “Arcadia Theology Forum” from 6-8 PM. If you’re in the area, come on out.  I’d love...

/ July 1, 2011

Whitewashed Tombs and Gucci.

I’m really thankful that The Gospel Coalition folks have taken up the theme of evangelical spirituality. It’s a sensitive topic in a lot of quarters, as it’s easy to play fast and loose with “spirituality” in a way that’s really...

/ June 29, 2011