Category Archives: Lutheran in a Strange Land

Lutheran in a Strange Land: “Face for Radio” Edition

I’ve had a number of requests for downloadable audio versions of the material on the new YouTube channel, and I am happy to oblige. You can subscribe to the audio podcast here:  http://matthewcochran.net/blog/?feed=mp3.  It’s exactly the same thing as the YouTube … Continue reading

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Conclusion of Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

The conclusion of “Between Babel & Pentecost” in which we consider some of the lessons learned from our analysis of multiculturalism:

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Part 5 of Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

Now that we’ve spent some time considering the Tower of Babel, Pentecost, and the political ideologies of multiculturalism and globalism, it’s finally time to answer the question at the heart of this series:   Is a Christian nation obligated to be … Continue reading

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Part 3 of Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

Here’s the latest entry in the current series at Lutheran in a Strange Land, in which we look at the multicultural aspect of Christianity that we find inaugurated on the Day of Pentecost.  

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Part 2 of Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

The 2nd installment of the series is up. There’s no shortage of conflict between Christianity and Enlightenment philosophy, but the Bible story that drives a stake through modernism’s heart is the Tower of Babel.  

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Between Babel & Pentecost: A Christian Analysis of Multiculturalism

I’m kicking off a new series of videos at Lutheran in a Strange Land, exploring the political philosophies of multiculturalism and globalism through the lenses of the Tower of Babel, Pentecost, and Luther’s theology of the Two Kingdoms. There’s no … Continue reading

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Conclusion of Understanding Rape Culture

So what then shall we do about rape culture?  Double-down on the obliteration of due process and draconian punishments based on dehumanized consent?  Redouble our presumptuous efforts to teach men not to rape? Or could there be a better answer–something … Continue reading

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Part 5 of Understanding Rape Culture

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Part 4 of Understanding Rape Culture

A lot of people seem flabbergasted at the emergence of hookup culture, but it’s really just the logical conclusion of serial monogamy.  It’s also the source of what we call rape culture.  

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Part 3 of Understanding Rape Culture

There are a broad set of behaviors included in the category of sexual assault–many of which have become commonplace. But when consent is the only allowable metric, parsing out wrongdoing becomes extremely difficult. This is the 3rd Installment of Understanding … Continue reading

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