February 10, 2020

Carol Swain is a retired professor of political science and law from Vanderbilt University.  One of twelve children, she grew up in a two-room, tar-paper-covered shack with a tin roof. Her bedroom was the kitchen floor. The house was drafty and lacked indoor plumbing. Heat came from woodburning stoves, and water from a spring that looked more like a mudhole than a fresh water supply.  She and her siblings had to haul water in buckets up to the shack that… Read more

February 7, 2020

The study of race in America is an enormous undertaking.  It has been taken up in nearly every academic discipline, even the hard sciences.  CRT is only one small sub-discipline that started in law schools.  But after fifty years of influence, CRT has had disproportionate impact on a wide variety of academic disciplines and the broader reaches of American society. So my criticism of CRT is not a criticism of other academic studies of race.  Nor do I mean to… Read more

February 5, 2020

Critical Race Theory (CRT) is a movement that started among scholars in American law schools in the 1970s and has now influenced a wide variety of fields in the social sciences and humanities.  It has also affected much of American life outside of the academy, such as the broadly discussed “identity politics” in which people of the same race or sex or sexual orientation work together to gain power for their group. Since the 1990s CRT has produced a new… Read more

February 4, 2020

After I wrote a little article at Anglican Pastor on the question of women’s ordination (“God Is Not Fair”), I received about thirty comments, divided roughly equally between those who liked it and those who did not. Anglican scholar and NT professor at Wheaton College Esau McCaulley took up my article at his own blog.  Like another respondent at AP, he complained I was “uncharitable” for assuming that the issue of fairness was the “primary argument” for pro-WO scholars.  Because… Read more

January 8, 2020

  More than two years ago I wrote a blogpost on the (recent) disappearance from theology of God the Father. Not completely, of course.  A reader pointed me to two  recent books by Catholics in Europe on the Father.  But while there are piles of books on this side of the pond on Jesus and the Spirit, where are the books and articles on God the Father?  They are difficult to find. In the last few years evangelical theologians have been… Read more

August 31, 2019

Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) was a Reformed theologian who connected beauty and God more centrally than anyone else in the history of Christian thought.  For that reason and a number of others, Edwards can be a helpful resource for Anglicans in the 21st century.  Click here to hear my thoughts on this. Read more

August 26, 2019

Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) was not only the Americas’ premier theologian and the Church’s preeminent theologian of divine beauty. He was also deeply interested in non-Christian religions.  Join me as I discuss Edwards’s ruminations on the gods and what we can learn from them. Read more

August 23, 2019

Friends, Arthur Goldberg has bravely defended traditional perspectives on marriage, sexuality, abortion, academic freedom in universities, and euthanasia.  Click here for his Public Discourse articles. Mr. Goldberg is being sued for the second time by the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).  After persuading a court to fine him in 2015, now an SPLC lawsuit has resulted in a judge closing his biblical crowdfunding site Funding Morality and levying a $3.2 million fine. The site was devoted to explaining the seven… Read more

July 27, 2019

What did Jonathan Edwards mean when he wrote that “all the world is full of types”?  Hint: types are God-placed symbols, like the sunrise as a symbol of Christ’s resurrection. My colleague Mark Devine interviews me about my book Everyday Glory, which fleshes out what this vision of all the world full of types means.  Listen in here. Read more

July 23, 2019

Dr. Michael Pasquarello, our new Methodist Chair at Beeson Divinity School, has written several books on Anglican preachers, including studies of Hugh Latimer and John Wesley. Listen to my conversation with Mike as he discusses different styles of Anglican preaching. Read more

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