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The *Called into Questions* Interview

MLA: Called into Questions was released into the wild yesterday. I hope that you will buy a copy for yourself and a friend, read it, and then leave a review. The only…

Marriage as Moral Orthodoxy

As evangelicals watch megachurches and other institutions wobble in their convictions about marriage, we have sought to buttress support by elevating the traditional view of the doctrine to a matter of orthodoxy.

Have Evangelicals Forgotten God?

Despite the “evidence of ongoing vitality, the evangelical movement shows disturbing signs of dissipating its energies and forfeiting its initiative.” While this sentiment has pervaded discussions about evangelicals over the past decade, the close association of Donald Trump with “evangelicalism” has raised it to a feverish pitch.

How We Got to the Equality Act

The LGBT movement was shaped by the animosity of populist evangelical rhetoric and tactics.

The Biblical Case Against IVF

Current infertility and procreation practices suggest a profound crisis in how we understand the significance of human life.

Face masks demonstrate our concern for fellow citizens, clients

Until some four weeks ago, I had worn a mask in public exactly once in my life.

Only hard data will bolster gravity of local social-distancing orders

Our community leaders have been faced with the near-impossible task of determining how best we can prevent COVID-19 from ravaging our community — without simultaneously destroying the thriving economy that we have enjoyed.

Poly Parenting and the Value of the Family

The emerging discussion about in vitro gametogenesis and other types of multi-parent technologies demands renewed attention to why children do well with only two parents, and why those parents do best to procreate in the ordinary way, even with all its inefficiencies, burdens, and failures.

On Living in a Pandemic Age

Augustine, C. S. Lewis, and the perfection of fear.

White evangelicals have a complicated relationship with Christian nationalism

As the specter of full-dress theocracy has dimmed, attention has shifted to a distinct but overlapping phenomenon: Christian nationalism.

The politics of mask-wearing

There is a time for resisting the encroachment of tyranny—like while living beneath one. The order to wear masks in response to a pandemic hardly seems like the origins of a despotism.

Public reasoning in a Pandemic: Responding to Moore, Reno, and Littlejohn

This pandemic demands not only statesmanship from our political leaders, but clear-eyed guidance and counsel from our moral and spiritual leaders.

On being “Pro-Life” in a pandemic

Whatever else we say about the relationship between our responsibilities to protect the lives of those who are most vulnerable, we cannot pretend that these decisions are easy.

Communicating the gospel in a partisan world

The worship of Jesus Christ is a visible sign of Christ’s triumphal reign over the nations of the world. Yet such worship’s most fundamental form is endurance beneath conditions of injustice.

A failed attempt to reset the nationalism debate

What is the relationship between Christianity and nationalism?

How pornography makes us less human and less humane

Pervasive consumption of pornography dulls the mind: if we delightedly give ourselves over to falsehoods, we lose our ability to sort truth from fiction.

Sex ethics after purity culture: What do its critics want?

The absence of a script for how to enter marriage was partially a consequence of the loss of a social vision for why one would marry in the first place.

Can justice be saved?

In these talks, which I delivered at Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute, I attempt to lay out an evangelical account of justice that is responsive to current questions.