is christianity political?

This is my second post on theology and politics. You can read the first one here. I got several complaints about my politics survey. The second most common complaint was that I only used a 4 point Likert scale instead of a 5 point scale. This was very much on purpose because neutral answers are … Continue reading is christianity political?

there are no coincidences, only algorithms

One of the things that I'm fascinated by is how technology is changing the way that we think and the way that we process the circumstances of our lives. Even using a word like "process" - a term tied to computers - instead of a word like "interpret" demonstrates just how much we have come … Continue reading there are no coincidences, only algorithms

let’s talk about politics and religion

"I never discuss anything except politics and religion. There is nothing else to discuss." - G.K. Chesterton Some of you reading this might be inclined to agree with Chesterton. "Yes! Nothing else matters in the way that religion and politics matter. So why waste your time talking about anything else?" You may be right. But … Continue reading let’s talk about politics and religion

affirmations and questions about social justice

I've had many conversations in the last few weeks about "social justice." Some of these conversations were brought about by the recent Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel. There are things I liked about the statement. There are things I didn't like. I generally wonder about the purpose or effectiveness of such statements. I've … Continue reading affirmations and questions about social justice

is virtue signalling a sin?

I promise I'll not make a habit of this, but I have one of those personality types where it is hard to let a conversation go without replaying it in my mind over and over again. It's not a particularly enjoyable quirk to have - especially as a person who communicates for a living. So … Continue reading is virtue signalling a sin?

pub tables, pulpits, and pop-up campers

In a recent Every Thought Captive podcast, we discussed the relative merits of pulpits versus pub tables in our worship. I'd encourage you to listen to get the full context of our conversation. The issue is not necessarily about just pulpits versus pub tables but about the message that we may or may not be … Continue reading pub tables, pulpits, and pop-up campers

love thy body

Remember those decoder glasses that you played with as a kid? They were just cheap cardboard glasses with colored cellophane lenses, but when paired with certain images they were able to make otherwise unseen images or words magically appear. Reading Nancy Pearcey always gives me the feeling of wearing these glasses as I'm trying to … Continue reading love thy body