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Category Archives: Romance

Best. Review. Ever.

Its been a while since I’ve indulged in something linking to a movie review, but this is just too damn good to pass up. Drew McWeeny’s review of the latest Twilight schlock is just utterly fantastic: Here’s where I have a problem.  I don’t care if they get married or not, because in this film, “get […]

Humor, Intelligence, and Romantic Appeal

This is good information for folks like me. I will use this. According to new research, women rate funny guys as more intelligent than guys who are not so funny. The research was presented this week at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference in Brighton, England. “Over the course of history, women actively look for […]

Ordinary Sex

David Matzko McCarthy’s Sex and Love in the Home: A Theology of the Household is perhaps the best theological treatment of marriage and sexuality to be written in recent years. One of the great things about the book is the way in which it really explores what it might mean to think about sex “maritally” […]

A Pacifist Ethic of Romantic Love

I’ve written previously regarding the issue of a theology of romantic love in conversation with Dietrich Bonhoeffer. That post was, in many ways an elaboration on earlier posts related to the nature of sexual identity in Christian perspective. Here I want to explore the issue further from the standpoint of a pacifist ethic. Whether or […]

Bonhoeffer and the Theology of Romantic Love

Bonhoeffer’s Life Together is an undisputed classic on the concept of Christian community.  Along with The Rule of Benedict and other similar texts on communal Christian life, Life Together provides an incisive and subversive presence in Christian literature on the church and community.  Personally, I have always found two of Bonhoeffer’s emphases in Life Together most […]

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