‘The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self,’ with Dr. Carl R. Trueman

Mere FidelityThe full cast is joined by Dr Carl Trueman for a discussion of his new book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. We talk about the body, the range and different modes of emotions, and how to address the grace of God to the totality of ourselves.

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Transcript for Contrasting Complementarian Approaches to Headship

One of my supporters has very kindly transcribed this video, discussing some of the differences among complementarians. I don’t have time to transcribe my videos myself, so anyone willing to volunteer to transcribe one video every week or fortnight would be greatly appreciated! The transcript is very lightly edited at a few points for the purpose of comprehension.

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Interview with Joseph Minich on Pilgrim Faith Podcast

A new thing that I am really excited about for 2020 is the Pilgrim Faith podcast. Hosted by Joseph Minich over on the Davenant Institute YouTube channel, it will be reflecting upon difficult questions for contemporary Christians, through in-depth conversations and explorations of a variety of issues.

Joseph Minich is a good friend of mine, a thinker I admire, and someone with a peculiar gift for addressing issues of doubt and theological struggle. I heartily commend his podcast and hope that you join me in following it.

Joseph invited me on the podcast to discuss issues of gender and God’s two books. Watch our conversation here!

Theopolis Podcast: The Seventh Word (Ten Words)

Peter Leithart and I continue the latest Theopolis podcast series on the Ten Words, focusing this week upon the seventh word—you shall not commit adultery.

You can follow the Theopolis podcast on SoundcloudiTunes, and on most podcast apps. You can read show notes over on the Theopolis podcast website. You can also see past episodes I have contributed to by clicking the ‘Theopolis Podcast’ link in the bar above. If you would like to leave a question for us to answer, please do so on our Curious Cat page.

The Troubling Absence of Consent in OT Law and Narrative

The issue of consent has been much discussed in the wake of, among other things, the #MeToo movement, and I was wondering how we can relate that to the types of marriage practices that we see in the Bible, where consent really is not at the forefront, if relevant at all. What are we to make of concubinage, war brides, bride kidnapping (in Judges), rape laws (where unbetrothed virgins may be given in marriage to their rapists) or just the fact that Mosaic law seems to place a daughter’s choice of spouse entirely in her father’s hands? Many have highlighted that what David did to Bathsheba was most likely rape, but do we also change the way we speak about, say, Abraham and Hagar? As a concubine/slave, was Hagar in a position to consent? How do we speak honestly and forcefully about the evil of forced marriage and the importance of consent, considering that the Bible does not seem to condemn these things in a straightforward way? The Church has historically held that mutual consent is necessary for marriage, but was that arrived at independent of the biblical witness or in proper extrapolation from it? I would love to hear your thoughts on this issue.

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