Tag: social issues

Marry to love

If there’s one thing people these days tend to agree on about marriage, it’s that it is best done for love. Many people would go even further and say that marriage is only right for love. I’ve argued against this kind of view somewhat in my last podcast. But I can imagine how someone could Read More

Nicene Nerdcast: Here’s the problem with traditional marriage

Lately I’ve done a lot of reading and had some interesting conversations which relate to marriage. This has led me to think on some issues I have with the kind of thing that a lot of people sometimes call “traditional marriage.” I elaborate on some of these thoughts in this second episode of my podcast. Read More

To be like Jesus, be despised but not despicable.

“Jesus said we would be despised.” I hear Christians say this all the time. Usually it comes in the context of offering controversial opinions based on the Bible or Christian tradition. And technically they are correct. Jesus did tell the disciples that His followers would be ridiculed, persecuted, and hated for His sake. But… This Read More

Nicene Nerdcast: Can the Lord’s Supper fight white supremacy?

In the wake of recent racially-charged events, I’ve done a little thinking about racial issues in the Church. I’m not hugely experienced with these things, so I’m don’t think I’m qualified to say that much about race. That said, I have spent some time researching the doctrines of the Church and the sacraments. And these Read More

The female form is a fountain

Some ramblings about the natural place of the woman’s body: Contra a popular, fake C. S. Lewis quote, we are not souls who have bodies. We are body and soul equally, and in truth the line between the two is blurry and ambiguous. So to speak of a person’s body is to say something about Read More