Today’s question asks about ways that we should think about our disagreements in the Church.
What’s going on in John 5 with the pool at Bethsaida? Was there a magical healing pool? Does Jesus sanction this healing method? If Jesus didn’t sanction this pool, why doesn’t he condemn it?
Today I answer a couple of questions following on from my previous video, about my reading and writing practices.
Today I respond to a questioner asking for a tour of my bookshelves. You don’t get the tour (sorry!), but I do share a bit about my library and reading habits.
In relation to your “Paul Maxwell on Masculinity” video, I definitely have observed the beneficial impact that working together seems to have on men. However, you suggest that keeping men and women working separately as much as possible is the best way to allow men to have good sense of their own masculinity. What exactly would that look like in a modern context, and are there areas where you think that separation would become problematic? Prudence Allen’s work on philosophical concepts of women indicates that the treatment of universities as male-only spaces did have some very negative results, and she argues for a complementarity view of the sexes that emphasizes the way positive interaction between the sexes can create more fruitful results, intellectual and otherwise, than if the sexes are kept separate. Are there spaces where you think gender exclusion should not take place?
Could you say more about the Two Kingdoms theology—especially how it need not fall back into a narrow pietism?
What would be a text that you would go to demonstrate the multifaceted elements of the Eucharist? Can you recommend any books or resources that explore the many symbolic and typological elements of the Eucharist, much like your book on Echoes of the Exodus? Perhaps an echoes of the Eucharist?