Category Archives: Culture commentary

But they marched with Dr. King?!

Amy Sullivan, who I follow on twitter let out a bunch of tweets about this article in the NY Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/nyregion/riverside-church-nyc-sexual-harassment.html Apparently the old guard, especially one old doctor, somehow hasn’t gotten the message that women want to be respected … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Equality or Liberation? WaPo

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2019/06/21/feature/a-match-made-in-heaven https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/07/cruising-in-the-age-of-consent/590656/ the key sentence. “Yet being allowed to “distinguish between sex and love and her needs for both,” as Brown put it back when that freedom felt out of reach for a woman, has not stopped the kind of … Continue reading

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Evangelical lostness at Wheaton

Evangelicalism is a sort of thing that isn’t supposed to have a center, a hierarchy or an authority structure but yet we are supposed to act like it does. It’s the large projection of classic pastoral availability. You can have … Continue reading

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Marxist naivety in Poverty Narratives

Diagnoses of poverty by the left are implicitly Marxist and have a kernel of Christian truth buried deep within them. When we look at a desperately poor place in the world today we see structures that are hurting the people … Continue reading

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White Privilege, Intersectionality, Slavery, Oppression and Moral-record-keeping. We are all Gehazi, white as snow

White Privilege “White Privilege” can be a helpful meme but a dangerous filter. Because of when, where and how I grew up I was never under the impression that skin color didn’t matter in America. I always knew you could … Continue reading

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What is Identity and What Will Be Its End

Identity is an interesting thing. Jordan Peterson makes the observation that it is indeed a public thing, but like reputation it is publicly constructed more than individually asserted. Our current POTUS surely has an opinion as to what his reputation … Continue reading

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Connecting Luther to Trump. Pondering the Legacy of the Reformation on a breezy California Morning

Anniversary of the Reformation We’re coming up on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and there are a torrent of books and talks attempting to explain the significance and the consequences of this movement that reshaped our world. One voice … Continue reading

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