The moral nature of any artificial stimulation or technological intervention into the body’s processes depends upon our understanding of the human body’s nature and purpose, and its meaning within creation.
Luther’s account of the passions in his political theology provides helpful guidance for evangelicals.
The argument is probably the most sophisticated natural law defense of marriage to date. Yet while rigorously argued, the book doesn’t require technical philosophical ability to be understood and appreciated.
One way to cultivate such common ground in our own local communities is through what some of called “intellectual empathy,” or the decision to enter into a person’s way of the seeing the world and look along with them.
We as Christians are called to a politics of hope, and that must frame our public discourse.
Rachel Held Evans’ book on biblical womanhood was entertaining, but ultimately dissatisfying.
The church’s life together is the soil from which political theology springs.
On a first read, though, Orthodoxy almost appears not to be a book at all, but rather a long string of glittery sentences, each threatening to undo our reading by drawing us into the world anew.
Corporate policy, personal beliefs and the rapidly disappearing line between them.
Ethical consumption doesn’t entail these sorts of symbolic actions, and while it might be right to support the restaurant there’s also something to not letting the right hand know about the left when we’re doing what we ought.
It be folly to think that companies have ever escaped having values. Yet those values seem to have been, well, tied to their products. Industry. Thrift. Quality construction. Chick-Fil-A’s decision to close on Sunday’s is a decent example of this.
The positive content of our “identity in Christ” rarely gets filled in. Instead, we are left with a void, an empty hole that can neither guide nor instruct us in how we should live in the world.
Jonathan Merritt seeks a non-partisan faith, but leaving behind the left-right culture clashes is harder than it seems.
The only way through the culture wars is not to shout about our need to go beyond them, but to set about ignoring them altogether and get on with the work that is given to each generation: providing the positive vision for society that has been informed by our Christian commitments.
Should evangelicals encourage and advocate for the use of contraception, or even present information in our churches that signal (tacitly or otherwise) approval and exhoration?
Advocating for contraception for unmarried Christians would represent a new low for the evangelical churches understanding of human sexuality.
Reducing abortion is a noble and urgent goal. This is the wrong way to do it.
To advocate culture over politics, without revisiting the grounds of both, will simply perpetuate the sort of cultural nihilism that currently plagues us.