A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

The following section of Nancy Pearcey's Love Thy Body is very helpful. Here are some great thoughts for Christians. ...As Christian influence wanes, will Western culture revert back to a sexual free-for-all like that of the ancient world? If so, Christians will once again need to muster their courage to be radically countercultural. And they… Continue reading A More Life-Affirming Worldview (Pearcey)

Christians and Religious Food Laws (Bray)

 Genesis 9:1-17 is a major story and text in the history of redemption. In fact, it's still very applicable to us today in our context.  While the detailed laws and regulations in the Mosaic covenant applied specifically to that nation then and there, the regulations in Genesis 9 are applicable even today since God's words… Continue reading Christians and Religious Food Laws (Bray)

The Limits of Science Concerning Human Nature (Moreland/Rae)

 Since I'm doing a sermon series on image and identity, I picked up Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey.  I've mentioned it here several times in the past month or two.  I also recently picked up Body and Soul: Human Nature and the Crisis in Ethics by J. P. Moreland and Scott Rae.  Body and Soul is a… Continue reading The Limits of Science Concerning Human Nature (Moreland/Rae)

Abortion and Dehumanization (Pearcey)

 I'm very much enjoying Nancy Pearcey's new book, Love Thy Body.  I'll come back to it again later, but for now I wanted to share an insightful observation of Pearcey's in the first chapter: If you favor abortion, you are implicitly saying that in the early stages of life, an unborn baby has so little value… Continue reading Abortion and Dehumanization (Pearcey)

A Theology of the Body (Or: Zombies)

Though I don’t agree with it all, this is one interesting, thought-provoking, and helpful book: Incarnate: The Body of Christ and the Age of Disengagement by Michael Frost.  In it, Frost argues that humans are becoming less involved with one another in a personal, face to face way.  One of his main points is that… Continue reading A Theology of the Body (Or: Zombies)