Like so many people on Twitter, I did wonder what sort of rights she is wanting that she doesn’t yet have. Is it her desire to go fight a man self-identifying as a woman in an MMA ring? Because she can already do that. A job? Surely she has one, though I don’t know what it is.
But then I scrolled some more around Twitter and had to admit that, like the study that found so long ago that those who move their legs faster arrive at their intended destinations more quickly, the evidence is there if anyone wants to see it.
Friend of the show Ethan Magness interviews historian Dr. Gillis Harp about the “three streams” of Anglicanism.
Abuse is bad. The only people who don’t know this are probably not, as they say, “from here.” The trouble just this moment is that there is so very much public virtue to be derived from explaining to everyone all the time about how very very bad abuse is, even though everyone already knows that it is so very very bad. No one–I must repeat myself–literally no one is saying that abuse is good.
The easy and facile answer to those questions is that God will come in vengeance against his enemies, of which all bad people are to be numbered. Just figure out who is bad, and those will be the people that God is coming against on his way to save. And who is he saving? Why the good people who are being persecuted by the bad people. That’s who. It’s not hard to figure out. Of course, who is good and who is bad changes by the hour.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about what everyone’s talking about: evangelicalism. They discuss what it really means, its place in Anglicanism, and why preserving such an identity is crucial to the proclamation of the Good News.
One of the reasons that the ACNA was founded—one for which I was eager to sign up after our church had been sold to a mosque—was so that the whole counsel of Scripture, God’s Holy Word, could be proclaimed and obeyed without apology and without anxious worry about getting in trouble over it.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about new forms of an old heresy: Pelagianism. They also discuss the importance of the doctrine of original sin and explain why Good News can only come from a God who justifies on his own.
When the Archbishop sends out a book, it might be a good idea to read it.
The news of yesterday is just as awful and your own helplessness to stop the tide of human wickedness is just as great whether you’re scrolling through Facebook or wondering about the fate of a nameless French peasant from a thousand years ago.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about the Taliban’s retaking of major Afghan cities from a Christian perspective, the longstanding friction between Christianity and Islam, and how God is at work even in the midst of such profound suffering.
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.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk to Owen Strachan about wokeness and trace its development, examine different kinds of postmodernity, and consider how the church can fight this anti-Gospel.
Being based on the first five centuries of the church is to be preferred over being based on the last five minutes of society.
This unusual correspondence of St. James Day and the 8th Sunday after Trinity is edifying and even providential.
Jady and Nick are joined by Michael Neal and Alonzo Crawford to discuss their student discipleship curriculum, To Be a Disciple: Foundations of the Christian Life.
Matt, Jady, and Nick react to a recent article by Bishop Ray Sutton about Christian education, discuss the formation and raising up of disciples…and especially the development of clergy.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk to Andrew Pearson. They discuss ministry, the revisionism of the Episcopal Church, and the future of the ACNA.
Therefore, the Lord calls them a “rebellious house,” a community of people who are so committed to their own version of events that nothing that anyone can say will sway them, or shift them, or change their minds about anything.
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Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about preaching, how they prepare their sermons, and what they’re trying to accomplish from the pulpit.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about how we know our God is triune, the differences between the immanent Trinity and the economic Trinity, and take a look at the idea that the Son (Jesus) might be “eternally submissive” to the Father.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the doctrine of biblical inerrancy, the Chicago Statement on the same, and whether or not the Word of God can be trusted.
Matt, Jady, and Nick react to the election of the first openly trans Bishop in the ELCA, discuss the relevance of the Council of Nicea, and reflect (again) on the fact that the Gospel is only Good News in light of God’s holy law.
Matt, Jady and Nick take a stab at defending “the patriarchy.” They discuss whether or not that’s a helpful word, talk about the biblical roots, and wonder if there’s anything that’s actually good about male headship.
Matt, Anne, and Jady discuss Beth Allison Barr’s new book, The Making of Biblical Womanhood. They look at Barr’s understanding of complementarianism, chat about the source of “patriarchy,” and address Barr’s problematic treatment of the Bible.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the differences between social justice and biblical justice, talk about why the language beneath the concepts is so important, and agree that true justice can only proceed from hearts changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the reasons behind the high-profile exits of some ex-evangelicals, the (mis)understanding of sex’s place in the created order, and how redemption in Christ is only possible as a result of God’s real love.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk identity, discuss where the meaning of life comes from, and why it’s Good News that we don’t have to define ourselves.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the supposed tension between dogmatism and mission, look at some of the church’s past attempts to be “relevant,” and wonder where the person and work of Jesus fits in.
Anne, Jady, and Ralinda finish their discussion of Du Mez’s book with a wide-ranging discussion including lies about evangelicalism, James Dobson vs Hillary Clinton, and life at the Air Force Academy.
Anne, Jady, and Ralinda continue their discussion of Jesus and John Wayne. This time: Communism, the evangelical “influence” on the Vietnam War, and “hyper” masculinity.
Anne, Jady, and Ralinda begin a Stand Firm series discussing the popular book Jesus and John Wayne. In this episode: What is an evangelical? and Is the book’s entire premise flawed?
Matt, Jady, and Nick reflect on the ongoing discussion around the ACNA Bishops’ Pastoral Statement on Sexuality and Identity and dig into a recent article to answer some common criticisms.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the recent “Dear Gay Anglicans” letter, talk about some of the historical and theological implications, and explore what it means to be obedient to a bishop.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the recent revelations about Ravi Zacharias, wonder if anyone is immune to their sin nature, and address the idea that evangelical belief actually contributes to the prevalence of sexual sin.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about starting a Facebook group; sheep, shepherds, and wolves in an online world, and how being “for” something necessarily means being “against” other things.
Matt, Jady, and Nick have a conversation about why God would create a beautiful gift like sex and then decree that it exist only in the context of a lifelong marriage between a man and woman.
Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the recent statement from the ACNA Bishops about sex and identity, talk about the difference between temptation and sin, and explore the relationship between truth-telling and pastoral care.
Matt, Jady, and Nick talk about “Christian nationalism” and “white evangelicalism,” discuss the ways faith in Jesus Christ impacts our involvement in politics, and find (more) fault with progressive Christianity.
Anne, Liza, and Ralinda welcome Alisa Childers to talk her life story, her new book, progressive Christianity, Critical Race Theory, and more.