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What is marriage?

What Is Marriage? can be credited for reviving natural law arguments about the nature of marriage within the public square as well as the evangelical world.

Can Christians be gay? An inquiry

The gay Christian might remind other Christians of certain aspects or possibilities of non-sexual relationships that we may be prone to forget otherwise.

Prudence > Courage

The language of prudence has an archaic, outmoded quality that reminds us more of Puritan naming practices than a virtue that is indispensable for our lives together.

The media, evangelicals, and me: on being a pessimist in a progressive age

Christians shouldn’t assume that the ‘journey’ on sexual ethics only goes from orthodoxy to progressivism.

A tale of two deaths

Whatever theological claim we might make about death, many of us are gripped by an inescapable instinct that it poses a challenge to us, that it raises a question about the meaning of our lives to which we must provide an answer.

The Fatal Tensions of the Fight Churches

What should we make of so-called ‘fight churches’?

The lavishness of friendship and a world beyond vows

What should we make of the idea of ‘covenented friendships’?

Which generous spaciousness for gay Christians?

The book is written for those for whom “simplistic, black and white answers on these questions will not suffice.”

On disrespectable Christianity

Many of the most hopeful and best parts of evangelicalism the past fifteen years have been encompassed by an incipient desire for respectability.

In Defence of War: A reflection

Nigel Biggar’s masterful book on war does not quite win the argument against the pacifists.

Bible, gender, sexuality

Reframing the church’s debate on same-sex relationships

Further thoughts on World Vision

It was not clear that the decision to withdraw funding from World Vision entails that there is *more* concern for opposing homosexuality than for helping children.

On whether Christians should keep supporting World Vision

World Vision tried to change its policies surrounding gay marriage. This is how I responded.

On the meaning of “Heterosexuality”

‘Orientation’ and ‘identity’ are both concepts that should be jettisoned for theological ethics.

The Politics of Silence: Questions for Peter Leithart

Conservatives might want to think more seriously about the value of silence in the culture war.

On the number of zygote deaths and the meaning of pro-life

Does the number of embryo deaths imperil the pro-life position?

How our questioning begins

How do we begin to learn to ask good questions?

4 ways to tell if your spiritual questions are good ones

There is such a thing as stupid questions. Here’s how to avoid them.