Dr. Mallinson's Book
We’ve lost the art of being sexy. Sure, we’ve got plenty of casual sex, porn, and sexual freedom to go around, but none of that is sexy. That stuff lacks the joy of transcendence, flirtation, dancing, or genuine intimacy. For some, the solution is louder moralizing and stricter, more legalistic thinking. But what if we reframed the conversation altogether? Instead of focusing on taboos, boundaries, and rules of sexual engagement, what if we were to let unconditional love seduce people back to erotic virtue?
My favorite meal is the English Big Breakfast. It comprises a ration of back bacon, fried eggs, grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or toast with butter, sausages, and baked beans, black pudding
When a wall of sound floods our consciousness, when visual images bombard our eyes from flickering screens, when endless online chatter creates a virtual din in our minds, something is lost: silence.
“Jerusalem will live in safety.” Really? Do we have any earthly reason to believe there will be a time when things are perfectly safe in the Holy Land, what a colleague once labeled the “overpromised land”?
The image of a German monk nailing a revolutionary document—The 95 Theses—is inspiring and iconic. For this reason, some who don’t know much about Martin Luther and his legacy turn first to those theses from 1517.
For some reason, American culture tends to venerate dead celebrities, whatever their contribution to society. Still, I was surprised to see so many in the media telling the story of “the Hef’s” life in a way that presents him as a hero.
When I was dean of theology at an interdenominational evangelical university, some of the freshmen guys started sharing their frustrations with me about a popular phenomenon: young men’s study groups centered on a book by Stephen Arterburn, Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time (2000).
After several years of teaching church history and theology, it often remains hard to explain the divide between the Lutherans and Reformed (a.k.a. Calvinists) on the Lord’s Supper. After five hundred years of Protestantism, it certainly remains lamentable that evangelicals of various stripes remain divided.
We all hate traffic tickets. One of the worst parts of getting pulled over isn’t just the hefty fine. It’s the way in which this can affect long-term costs like insurance or employment for driving careers. Fortunately, some states like California have comedy traffic schools that work to mitigate or erase the original ticket from one’s record.
Too often, well-intentioned Christian thinkers try to offer apologetic arguments that are related to questions few people are actually asking today, especially young people. These older apologetic arguments remain important as part of the overall network of beliefs and evidence for belief.
My favorite meal is the English Big Breakfast. It comprises a rashion of back bacon, fried eggs, grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried bread or toast with butter, sausages, and baked beans, black pudding (pork blood and oatmeal), bubble and squeak (scraps of vegetables from the grill piled together), and french fries.