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November 17, 2017
Should I Trust My Conscience?
One of the most common frustrations that I hear from Catholics who are recovering from...
November 07, 2017
The One Question I Always Get
Whenever I do a presentation, there is one old and familiar question that I can...
September 16, 2017
Frog Out of Water
I was preparing to give a short talk on gender dysphoria, and was trying to...
August 26, 2017
Is Diversity Training to Blame for the Rise of the Alt-Right?
Back when I was in school, one of the routine features of our social sciences...
August 25, 2017
No, Matt Walsh, Parents are Not Making Their Kids Trans
So apparently right-wing Christianity learned its lesson from the complete pastoral debacle of the ex-gay...
August 16, 2017
The Fractal Church: Infallibility Part III
I promised that I would talk about the difference between infallibility and authority, and why...
June 28, 2017
He Will Lord It Over You
There is no natural equality of the sexes when it comes to sex.
June 20, 2017
Completely Gratuitous, Unnecessary, Badly Written Gay Content
Every couple of months or so there's a minor panic on Catholic social media about...
May 05, 2017
Is American Christianity an Ideology or a Culture?
You actually do have a literal culture war going on where the two most prominent...
March 21, 2017
Panic! There’s a Man in the Ladies’ Room
Recently, there's been a story circulating about a man – a guy who is obviously...
March 13, 2017
Pregnancy, Gender Dysphoria, and the Pill
A while back, I posted a link to the talk that I gave about gender...
January 30, 2017
The Measure of a Life: In Memory of My Sister
Last week was the 10th anniversary of my sister Kristen's death. I wrote a piece...
December 02, 2016
An Immodest Proposal
Rebecca Bratten Weiss has recently written a post about modesty culture. This is an area...
November 28, 2016
Crucifixion of Desire
Is the only true way to deal with a homosexual inclination to “crucify” it? This...
November 24, 2016
Update on the Books I’m Writing Now
Winter has come to Canada and we're having a run of snow-days. My older kids...
October 08, 2016
Pope on a Plane II: Gender Minorities
Yesterday, I talked about the problem with what the Church calls “gender ideology,” that is,...
August 10, 2016
You Are What You Read
One of the things that I love about ancient philosophy is that it's often embodied...
July 20, 2016
My Gay Albatross: What To Do When Your Kid Comes Out Queer?
I want to touch on a delicate subject, one that I write about frequently in...
June 16, 2016
Not The Time Or Place: An Open Letter to Elliot Milco
It was less than 24 hours after the Orlando shooting that I saw the first...
June 07, 2016
Gaslighting is one of those terms that I see cropping up occasionally on the internet,...
March 14, 2016
Memento Mori: Zombies in the Collective Unconscious
So I've been binge-watching The Walking Dead recently, and naturally my mind has turned to...
February 26, 2016
Just How Clear is the Church’s Teaching About Trans People?
One of the comments that I often hear about the Catholic approach to transgender and...
February 15, 2016
John Paul II, Intimate Friendship, and the Fluidity of Philia and Eros
The BBC has an interesting story today on an “intense” friendship between John Paul II...
January 29, 2016
Sanctioned Bigotry: Let’s All Get Together, Hold Hands, and Form a Circle of Hate
So Austin Ruse has published yet another piece at Crisis about homosexuality. I haven't bothered...
October 30, 2015
Identities are Forged by Violence
The fundamental problem in the debate over whether Christians can adopt LGBTQ identities is that...
October 28, 2015
Rage Against the Biblical Gender Machine
I recently made the mistake of reading some posts over Biblical Gender Roles. I'm going...
October 26, 2015
First Things has recently published and interesting article on the protest against Germaine Greer for...
September 21, 2015
Catholicism as a Second Language
When someone converts to Catholicism, they will always bring with them certain habits of thought...
July 29, 2015
12 Causes of Gender Dysphoria
Biological factors aren't the only possible causes of gender dysphoria. In fact, I would say...
July 29, 2015
Adam’s Rib: Intro to Theology of the Body Part 4
Now a deep sleep falls on Adam. Consciousness and self-awareness, choice and thought, all are...
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