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    Sexuality and the Olive Spoon

    Here's a wonderful illustration from Sam Allberry's outstanding Seven Myths About Singleness, which Andrew reviewed recently. (Seriously, people: you should buy it.... Read more
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    Intransigent Minorities

    The first time I ever heard of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, he was accusing me of spreading bull**** on Twitter. With hindsight, he may well have been right. Prior to that... Read more
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    Follow the Money

    A few months ago I heard a genuinely shocking statement at a leadership conference for pastors. The individual was saying that he wanted people in his community to think... Read more
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    Pagliatelle

    Camille Paglia’s Provocations is not as good as the outstanding Free Women Free Men, which I reviewed last year, but it is full of punchy analysis nonetheless. As the... Read more
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    Deliberate Ambiguity

    Paul says a number of ambiguous things, and some of us may wish he hadn't. But frequently his ambiguities are quite deliberate, designed to help us see how two... Read more
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    Fashionable Evil

    Most of us think of "fashion" as referring to largely trivial things: the clothes we wear, music we listen to, TV shows we watch, and so on. But fashions may also... Read more
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    The Missing Veil

    I've been reading 2 Corinthians in my devotions recently, and spending a fair bit of time in chapter 3, where Paul famously says that "when one turns to the Lord, the... Read more
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    Ex-Gentiles?

    In a passing comment in 1 Corinthians 12, Paul refers to the Corinthian believers as those who used to be Gentiles. Many translations obscure the connection—and I'm... Read more
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    The Midrash Mash

    If you've read more than a couple of New Testament commentaries, you'll probably have come across the claim that Paul (or whoever) is involved in "midrash." You may have... Read more
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    Instagram and Atheism

    Why are we so eager to be seen? What is it that drives Instagram, I’m a Celebrity, game shows, humiliating acts of self-disclosure that trade shame for fame, and the... Read more