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Impressions on the Revoice Conference: Part Two

Every single person has to have a sexual identity in this new moment. If you don’t want to have one, too bad. Not having a sexual identity is a kind of sexual identity.

We Hope For Light

They would have told him to put cucumbers over his eyes, and given him a recipe for facial cream. And then they would have gone on their ways because everyone, no matter the quality of the Sunday self-care, has to go back to work on Monday morning.

#73: Home Sweet Rome? Why We (and You) Should Still Protest

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss Michael Nazir-Ali’s defection to Roman Catholicism, consider the Protestant distinctives, and talk about how crucial it is to stand up for the truth.

Impressions on the Revoice Conference: Part One

Biblical Christianity (as in, the version you can read about on the pages of the Bible) should not “make space” or “center” the idea of minority communities within the church.

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We Hope For Light

We Hope For Light

They would have told him to put cucumbers over his eyes, and given him a recipe for facial cream. And then they would have gone on their ways because everyone, no matter the quality of the Sunday self-care, has to go back to work on Monday morning.

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The Land of the Living

The Land of the Living

Going online to collect a community to help you justify yourself won’t help you get into the kingdom of God. Silently sitting in your pew refusing to say the confession prayer is also not a way in. Leaving your local church because you don’t think Jesus’ command to forgive your enemy, the one who injured you, applies to you is also not a way to come into the kingdom of God.

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As The Lord Said

As The Lord Said

So also the Pharisees said, when they trotted up to Jesus on this fine Sunday morning, “Isn’t it lawful, Jesus, for us to divorce our wives because they are such awful killjoys? Because they have griefs and needs? We wanted them to be fun and they didn’t love all our funny stories and fun trips. They wanted to do unfun things and we finally had enough and you had better let us get out of it because Moses totes said so…he totes said that we could divorce our wives whenever we thought they weren’t fun anymore.”

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Three Things on Thursday

Three Things on Thursday

Whereas, the invitation of this age is to look inward and thereby overestimate one’s own abilities, thereby ensuring failure, essentially, because no one is ultimately any kind of “engine that could.” Also, I think Tolkien hated engines, so that should be a lesson to us all.

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Book Review – Reformation Anglican Worship

Book Review – Reformation Anglican Worship

Reformation Anglican Worship by Michael Jensen is the latest volume in The Reformation Anglican Essentials Library. As it’s name suggests it provides a thorough survey of the principles of Anglican worship found in the denomination’s Reformation legacy.

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If You Have to Make a Promise

If You Have to Make a Promise

And so, it doesn’t matter if you’re watching Rachel or Heidi or Kim or Jen or Glennon or any of the Priests of the Age, they each mediate to you your own promises to yourself. They guide you along the complex and painful path of choosing yourself and your own happiness, soothing away the grievous harms you deal out to those you love when you make this choice.

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Some People Need To Get Out More

Some People Need To Get Out More

It is in the tension between self-control and self-expression that truly interesting thoughts and feelings come into being. Of course no child should be so sat on that his personhood is erased. But if he is never taught to say no to himself, he will never have any good reason to say yes to anything.

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Podcast

#63: Stand Firm Movie Club: Pray Away

#63: Stand Firm Movie Club: Pray Away

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the new Netflix documentary, “Pray Away.” They talk about the valid criticisms the film makes about evangelical “ex-gay” ministries, what the movie gets wrong, and what the Good News of Jesus is for sexual strugglers.

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