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How to Treat the Church Fathers (According to the Church Fathers)

Yesterday, we looked at three common ways of misusing the Church Fathers: (1) ignoring or fearing them; (2) exploiting them; (3) treating them as individually infallible. These may seem like simple points, but a large number of Christians (Catholics and Protestants alike) fall into at least one of these three camps. Given this, what does […]

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Three Ways You Shouldn’t Treat the Church Fathers

Woodcut, The Nuremberg Chronicle (1493) What should we Christians make of the Early Church Fathers, the early Christians who preserved orthodox Christianity? After all, these are the men who compiled the Scriptures, organized the early Ecumenical Councils, and warded off dozens of heresies. How much attention should we pay to their writings, and how much […]

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Son Rise Morning Show: 10 Things I Learned in My First Year of Seminary

Ludovico Mazzolino, The Twelve-Year-Old Jesus Teaching in the Temple (1524) At 7:50 (Central) tomorrow morning, I’m going to be on Son Rise Morning Show, talking about what I learned in my first year of seminary.You’ll only be able to hear me online (unless you happen to live in Cincinnati). So if you want to listen to it live, go to http://www.sonrisemorningshow.com/, and click […]

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Feminism’s War on Women

Modern feminism tends to conflate gender equality with gender interchangeability, insisting that women aren’t truly free until they’re indistinguishable from men. In the process, the movement has pitted itself against both science, which finds sexual differences throughout the animal kingdom, and women themselves, who tend to be quite comfortable with the arrangement. I recently wrote […]

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Are Pro-Lifers Racist for Opposing Abortion?

In some post-election commentary, Nancy Giles (of CBS News Sunday Morning) suggested that pro-lifers were against abortion in order to build up the white race: “It’s been weird to watch white people report on this,” she said. “And, you know, when you just showed that graph of the decline in the numbers, I thought, ‘Maybe that’s why they’re […]

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Why Conservative Anglicanism is Doomed

On Friday, the Anglican Church announced that the next Archbishop of Canterbury would be the current Bishop of Durham, Justin Welby.  This appointment is important, since the Archbishop of Canterbury is the highest-ranking bishop within the Anglican Communion.  Archbishop-elect Welby is a complex man: he’s an Evangelical with an admiration for Catholicism, and a traditional-minded bishop […]

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