||Article|| The MCU’s 2021 Eternals film presents two conflicting visions of human purpose. Does humanity exist for itself, or for something bigger? Eternals echoes and affirms a popular cultural response to this question.
||Article|| As you read this, I would like you to imagine how things might be different today if the ideas here were widespread in churches 30-40 years ago. It is unfortunately common for churches to be slow to respond properly to difficult social issues – too often the response has been silence, reactionary, or capitulation. Nevertheless, “late” is better than “never” and churches are increasingly taking these kinds of ideas on board.
||Short Article|| Anthropology shapes ethics. In other words, what we believe about the human person shapes what we think are appropriate behaviours. Our nature as divine image-bearers puts us in a special relationship with our Creator which comes with unique privileges, duties, and responsibilities.
When it comes to marriage and family formation, religious conservatives want to eat their cake and eat it too.
Is Christianity progressive? It certainly is – it just has its own vision, that sets its own agenda.
The differences between our Christian faith and our culture should not surprise us or be a cause for capitulation.
Our sights are set higher than humanism is allowed to dream.