Category: Anthropology

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

Earthen Vessels: The Endorsements (Pt. 2)

Strap in, because the next few weeks might be an onslaught of shameless self-promotion for this book. I hope to write some more personal reflections about the process, what I learned, etc. so if there’s something you want to know,...

/ May 19, 2011

Earthen Vessels: The Endorsements (Pt. 1)

We’re a little over two weeks away from the release of my first book. I’ve got all the nervousness of a first-time author.  When I think what is about to be loosed upon the earth, I wonder what I have...

/ May 17, 2011

Earthen Vessels: An Update

We’re about one month out from the release of Earthen Vessels, and there’s a little bit of news worth talking about.  I may talk more personally about the writing process at some point and about what I have learned through...

/ May 9, 2011