“Biblical” Masculinity and Femininity? (Allberry)

It's gotten to the point that I'm hesitant to use the terms biblical masculinity or biblical femininity. Too often people have cultural, victorian, or classical views of masculinity or femininity that don't exactly correspond with Scripture. To be sure, there are not two versions of Christianity, one for men and one for women. Men and …

“Strange New World” by Carl Trueman

I believe many of our readers are familiar with Carl Trueman's 2020 publication called The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. It's a detailed and in-depth look at the reasons why our Western culture is so very politicized, sexually charged, and individualistic. I really enjoyed The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self in …

“What God Has to Say about Our Bodies” – A Brief Review

Here's another Christian resource on the human body: What God Has to Say about Our Bodies by Sam Allberry. This is a 200 page book aimed at general Christian readers. It's a relatively easy read that has three main parts: 1) Created Bodies, 2) Broken Bodies, and 3) Redeemed Bodies. There's a general index and …

Identity, Abortion, Deathwork (Trueman)

Carl Trueman's new book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self is a helpful resource for understanding our culture's obsession with sexuality, gender, and identity. Trueman's book overlaps with other similar books I've mentioned here before (Live Not by Lies, Cynical Theories, Love Thy Body, etc.). I'll for sure mention this book again in …

Gender Distinctions and Queer Theory

It is not too difficult to see in Scripture that there is a definite difference between men and women. However, the distinction is neither an ontological nor a metaphysical one. Nor is Scripture's distinction between men and women a distinction in importance or value. In Scripture we learn that both men and women are made …

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