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Caitlin Flanagan and the Disenchantment of Sex

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In her latest article for The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan develops her ongoing theme of examining contemporary sexual life by reading Karen Owens’ infamous (non-academic) thesis on her sexual conquests of several Duke athletes. “Hell hath no fury,” William Congreve once told us, and Flanagan’s hypothesis is that Owens’ “relentless descriptions of the anatomical shortcomings of various partners” is the latest bit of evidence that he was right. … Continue Reading »

Your Doctrine of Creation is Too Small

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A few weeks ago, Hunter asked why evangelicals seem obsessed with the proper interpretation of Genesis when, ahem, we are evangelicals.  Which means we’re centered on the gospel, the good news about the historical reality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.It’s a fair . . . . Continue Reading »

The Great Theologians

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The virtue of Gerald McDermott’s The Great Theologians is that it condenses the central contributions of eleven of history’s most influential Christian thinkers into a readable and accesible format.And McDermott makes this seem easy.The Great Theologians introduces a rather . . . . Continue Reading »