Month: March 2023

Concerning Candor

A few readers, responding to the recent PR style essay, have asked what I meant when I referred to adopting a posture of candor as opposed to postures of aggressive belligerence or a kind of apologetic suppliance.

/ March 23, 2023

The Therapeutic, Ctd.

Last year we raised a number of concerns about the ubiquity of therapeutic discourse within the evangelical movement. In particular, a number of writers associated with Mere O, including myself, are alarmed by two things in particular: First, the ways in...

/ March 22, 2023

On Actually Reading What People Actually Say

Here are excerpts from interviews or brief writings on issues of sexuality, sin, and concupiscence from three pastors: Pastor A: Interviewer: It sounds like you’re saying that original sin is culpable sin, but then it produces something that is not...

/ March 14, 2023

How to be an Evangelical Influencer (Apparently)

Endorse a book you didn’t actually read. Capitulate to a Twitter mob demanding you retract your endorsement for the book that you didn’t actually read. Call the book’s argument, which is almost identical to things you’ve said in your own...

/ March 13, 2023