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Very Important Thoughts from a Renowned Anglican Scholar

The ignorant reactive voices, most especially the barbarous yelp of bloggers, must be quieted so that the considered wisdom of the wise might prevail

The Number of the Juice

Lives that look like world beaters can be beaten down pretty darn quick.

Chronicling the Long Defeat

I wrote the article below in 2016, hoping to dissuade orthodox Anglican primates from attending a Primates Meeting that had been called by the Archbishop of Canterbury. My aim was to show that much damage to the orthodox cause is done by meeting with those who claim...

What’s In Your Locker?

I had a chance to open my mouth in sentences beginning, “Jesus tells us…”

How To Actually Support The Parents of Theybies

You know what is hard? Life in general. If you expect life in general to be easy peasy, parenting will be hard for you. And if you think that you are the center of your own universe, parenting will be the apocalypse, because the clash between you and the baby will be epic.

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Chronicling the Long Defeat

Chronicling the Long Defeat

I wrote the article below in 2016, hoping to dissuade orthodox Anglican primates from attending a Primates Meeting that had been called by the Archbishop of Canterbury. My aim was to show that much damage to the orthodox cause is done by meeting with those who claim...

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How To Actually Support The Parents of Theybies

How To Actually Support The Parents of Theybies

You know what is hard? Life in general. If you expect life in general to be easy peasy, parenting will be hard for you. And if you think that you are the center of your own universe, parenting will be the apocalypse, because the clash between you and the baby will be epic.

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Recognizing Critical Theory

Recognizing Critical Theory

How many books by people of color do you have on your shelves? How about women? When you reach for a commentary do you inevitably grab one written by a white male? What about the Bible you read, were the translators mostly white and male? My guess is that you have...

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The Baby Is Still Not That Important

The Baby Is Still Not That Important

Much like the much confused American pursuit of happiness, which, having chucked the necessary element of virtue to the curb, has produced a generation of deeply unhappy people, so also recasting the purpose of parenting to be the rearing of a self-expressive child is bringing about the collapse of society. Think I’m being hyperbolic? I’m not. Children in this culture are unhappier than ever before and in any other place around the world.

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Follow Your Heart?

Follow Your Heart?

About a year ago I posted the following on Facebook after reading an article by Joyce Meyer that advises Christian readers to read the bible, pray, and then, “follow your heart.” I wrote (with perhaps a bit of hyperbole): “Yes, check the bible. Yes. Pray. But no, do...

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How Disappointing

How Disappointing

Just as God reveals himself to humanity in the Man Jesus Christ, so also you must reveal yourself to the world in some identifiable way. When you do this, your bravery and courage will bring harmony and healing to a broken world.

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Red Letter Lunacy

Red Letter Lunacy

Fats Waller famously said of jazz, “if you don’t know what it is, don’t mess with it.” That should be the Reds’ approach to just war theory.

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Are the Creeds Enough?

Are the Creeds Enough?

If an ordained leader in the church professes and truly believes the Creeds but promotes transgenderism and homosexual unions, should we accept him as a genuine brother and legitimate Christian teacher? The question goes to the heart of discipleship; what does it mean...

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Fulfilled. Out of Egypt I Called My Son.

Fulfilled. Out of Egypt I Called My Son.

When Matthew cites the opening words “out of Egypt I called my son” he evokes thoughts of much more than simply the fact of the Exodus. “Out of Egypt I called my son” is a lament, the tragic cry of a Heavenly Father who has poured loved upon his child, guided them like a parent holds a toddler’s hands to help them learn to walk, and yet now watches them run away from him.

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Fulfilled. But you, Bethlehem.

Fulfilled. But you, Bethlehem.

And so the Magi arrive. A band of travellers from the east arriving at the gates of Jerusalem to announce that the king’s reign has come to an end. Away with the old! In with the new! Everything is disturbed by the men from the east that God has sent.

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On the Radar

Q&A with Our New Canon Theologians

These events tell me that God is at work in the Church, but the process is often very slow, messy, and difficult. The debates we are having today—about gender, sexuality, race, justice, and more—may take some time to resolve. I feel confident they will continue well beyond my lifetime. This perspective should help keep us humble and focused on daily faithfulness.

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Hallmark Network Caves to LGBTQ Pressure

Hallmark has backtracked on its withdrawal of same-sex TV adverts after it came under fire from high profile members of the LGBT community, including talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg.

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DISCOVERED: Nehemiah’s Wall

Though the discovery of the Persian wall and tower was unexpected, when considering the historical sources, it is entirely unsurprising. The Bible discusses just such a wall, at length and in great detail.

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Islam Made Me Christian

In my youth, I had been numbed to the decadence that now was impossible to ignore. I started isolating myself from my peers in order to focus on my work and practice my faith.

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