Tag: polemics

Mere Fidelity

Joy and the Task of Theology

What is the best polemical posture? Or are there ways to creatively rearticulate the truths of the faith that prevent the necessity of polemics in the first place? The full cast and crew of Matt, Derek, Alastair, and Andrew sit...

/ August 18, 2020

Playful, Passionate, Principled, but never Putrid Polemics (Or, Don’t Forget Jesus in an Argument)

If you’ve ever had an “intensely engaged” discussion with a friend in class, a Facebook thread, blog, or a Twitter-battle, you’ve engaged in polemics. Now, you needn’t worry that this is a particularly un-Christian activity. A friend of mine recently...

/ July 16, 2013

Screwtape’s Warning about Polemics and Evangelical Associations

Over the past year, I sounded in various ways my growing concern about the tribalization of public life and the corresponding loss of a shared framework where we might work out disputes reasonably has grown.  My final post in that...

/ January 10, 2013

Speaking the Truth in Love: Rules of Engagement for the Polemically-Inclined

During the little kerfluffle that followed my post on N.T. Wright and the debate over women bishops, several folks suggested that while I may have been right about the general principle of “intellectual empathy,” it was wrong to apply such...

/ December 20, 2012