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… Continue reading Gender Distinctions and Queer Theory

Logical Arguments and Critical Theory (Pluckrose/Lindsay

I've mentioned critical theory here before and I said I'd come back to it again. In this post, I want to mention another helpful resource on critical theory: Cynical Theories: How Activist Scholarship Made Everything about Race, Gender, and Identity by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay. This isn't a Christian book and I don't agree… Continue reading Logical Arguments and Critical Theory (Pluckrose/Lindsay

Gender, Race, Oppression, and Critical Theory (Shenvi/Sawyer)

Hearing about many recent cultural issues and happenings has left me somewhat confused. I am wondering why some people today think it's ok for a person to condemn violence by engaging in violent acts himself. I'm wondering how someone can think an entire group of people is guilty if only some members of the group… Continue reading Gender, Race, Oppression, and Critical Theory (Shenvi/Sawyer)

The “Broken” Evangelical Buzzword (Wells)

I recently finished reading a very popular evangelical Christian book.  It wasn't too bad, but when I finished reading it struck me that the author used the terms "broken" or "brokenness" way too much.  After doing a word search on my Kindle, I found that these words were used around 100 times in 300 pages!… Continue reading The “Broken” Evangelical Buzzword (Wells)

Pragmatism and Postmodernity (Groothuis)

In chapter six of Doug Groothuis' helpful book, Christian Apologetics, he does a nice job explaining and refuting postmodernism from a Christian point of view.  He notes that in postmodernity, "dialoging about one religion being true or another false is beside the point.  All are 'true' in the postmodern sense because they give meaning and direction to… Continue reading Pragmatism and Postmodernity (Groothuis)