Category: Anthropology

The Sexual Revolution Is Abortion

A few years ago I read an online exchange between two self-described Christians that has lingered with me as a good summary of our cultural moment. One of the speakers identified as bisexual, but also as a Christian, and was arguing...

/ February 6, 2017

God Become Man: Toward a Richer Theology of the Incarnation

For He was made man that we might be made God; and He manifested Himself by a body that we might receive the idea of the unseen Father; and He endured the insolence of men that we might inherit immortality. —St....

/ March 25, 2014

Less Noisome Insistence, More Joyful Exuberance on Heaven

Heaven is a hot topic these days, thanks to N. T. Wright and some of his noisier interpreters. On Thursday, Matt pushed back a little on some of the more sweeping criticisms of the evangelical view of “heaven,” arguing that most evangelicals...

/ June 20, 2012

Dwight Moody, Heaven, and the Resurrection of the Body

N.T. Wright’s works have had many good effects.  Inspiring eager readers to police people’s use of heaven is not one of them.  “Heaven” in much of evangelical discourse functions as shorthand for a whole nexus of ideas that are, well,...

/ June 14, 2012

The Limitations of Neuroscience

Roger Scruton warns that the neurosciences are creeping into other disciplines: In 1986 Patricia Churchland published Neurophilosophy, arguing that the questions that had been discussed to no effect by philosophers over many centuries would be solved once they were rephrased as...

/ April 2, 2012

Love is Still Orienting: Andrew Marin on DVD

My friend Andrew Marin of Love is an Orientation fame has turned the book into a DVD curriculum for small groups, which is the publishing industry’s stamp of being a bonafide publishing rockstar.  The book, in case you haven’t heard, sold...

/ March 28, 2012

What Robertson Means for Marriage

Part two of my thoughts on Robertson and marriage, over at the Washington Post. My basic argument there is that the reaction should be seen as a genuine sign of hope for evangelicals and Americans: Evangelicals are hardly a perfect...

/ September 16, 2011

Pat Robertson, Bodies, and Divorce

That’s the subject of my short essay over at Relevant Magazine. I sound a note that will doubtlessly be a familiar one to readers of Mere-O and of Earthen Vessels, but the brouhaha affords evangelicals an opportunity to re-examine our...

/ September 16, 2011

Mere-O @ Acton U

I’m currently in Grand Rapids, Michigan attending the Acton Institute’s “Acton University”—an annual four-day conference focused, broadly, around two topics: Religion and Liberty. Acton is often pegged as a free-market think-tank, but after two days of discussion, it is evident...

/ June 16, 2011

Earthen Vessels: The Endorsements (Pt. 3)

The final round of endorsements: “What does Christianity have to say about the body? Much more than you might think. Matthew Lee Anderson—one of evangelicalism’s brightest young writers—is a serious student of God’s Word and God’s world, and in this...

/ May 20, 2011