Author Archives: Matt

Holding Themselves Hostage

Awhile back, I saw a video of Jordan Peterson being confronted by some LGBT activists over the issue of “misgendering.” If you’re blissfully unaware, misgendering happens when a person claims a gender (whether real or invented) that is not rooted … Continue reading

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More on Theological Liberalism @ Issues Etc.

Issues Etc. was good enough to invite me back to talk about my last blog post.  You can listen to the interview here: 2182. The Theological Direction of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – Matthew Cochran, 8/6/18

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Just Stay Ahead of the Wind

A gaggle of geese. A parliament of owls. A coven of ELCA Bishops? That’s certainly the impression I get from a recent interview for Religion News Service. In it, the ELCA’s newest batch of six female “bishops” discuss their goddess, … Continue reading

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Stop Shaming Men for Valuing Virginity

Look out: People are outraged on the internet! Sorry; I should probably be more specific. A week or two ago, Lori Alexander wrote a blog post entitled “Men Prefer Debt Free Virgins Without Tattoos.” And predictably, a lot of Christian … Continue reading

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Conspiracies & Paradigms

I love conspiracy theories. That’s not to say I don’t take them with Jimmy Buffet’s lost shaker of salt; but any good conspiracy theory is, at the very least, a fun bit of alternate history. My favorites are the ones … Continue reading

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A Theory on Mind-Reading

Ever hear guys complain that their wives expect them to be mind-readers? Of course you have, it’s not exactly uncommon. By why would such an absurd complaint be so commonplace? It’s not as though any woman really thinks she’s married … Continue reading

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Civility is a Social Contract, not a Moral Absolute

My latest piece at The Federalist considers the ethics of civility in uncivil times: Because civility is not a moral absolute and its form is always adjusting along with culture, it’s requirements are determined primarily by social contract — the … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi & Postmodernism

Do I still have to give a spoiler warning for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ? If so, then consider it given. I’ve written before about how much I detest this film and why. But while I noted the huge … Continue reading

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Rhetoric & Indoctrination – Issues Etc. Interview

Issues Etc was good enough to have me on the show again this past Friday.  You can check out the interview here.

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Keeping Jesus at Arm’s Length

Do you want to learn from Jesus? Or do you simply want to make sure Jesus isn’t stepping on your toes? The former proceeds from faith. When you believe that Jesus is the Son of God who died for your … Continue reading

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