Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 12

Alastair, Matt and Derek consider Book 12 of Augustine’s *Confessions,* in which Augustine parses ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and earth…’ If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here. Finally, as always, follow Derek, Andrew,...

/ September 19, 2018

Setting Fire to Modern Civilization: On Abuse and Institutions

At this point, the fact of the GOP’s acceptance of the fact that Donald Trump assaults women is well established. So too is their acceptance of the fact that Roy Moore was a pedophile. That this fact should not keep either...

/ September 18, 2018
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Trust and Trustworthiness in a Fallen World

The whole crew gathers to discuss what it means to trust responsibly inside of fallen institutions and a fallen world, and what people might and must do to restore trustworthiness once it has been lost. If you’re interested in supporting...

/ September 11, 2018

Book Review: Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble

To be a faithful evangelical in 2018 is to find yourself in a difficult, frustrating position. The two defining sub-groups in the American Protestant church since 1980 have been the religious right and the seeker-sensitive church growth movement. Their primary...

/ September 5, 2018
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 11 (on time and the Christian Life)

Derek, Alastair and Matt take up and read Book 11 of Augustine’s Confessions, on time and the Christian life. If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here. Finally, as always, follow Derek, Andrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy...

/ September 4, 2018
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Why Evangelicals Should Care More About Ecclesiology

By Tish Harrison Warren A significant way that evangelicalism as an historic movement formed its identity was to unite around a “gospel core” that excluded questions about ecclesiology and church governance. In his (essential!) Democratization of American Christianity, Nathan Hatch...

/ August 29, 2018

God and All Things in God: The Theology of John Webster

By Brad East For a Christian it is enough to believe that the cause of created things, whether in heaven or on earth, visible or invisible, is nothing other than the goodness of the creator who is the one true...

/ August 20, 2018

On Dogmatic Virtue

By Matthew Emerson Much of the current scholarship on theological method concerns itself with prolegomena and/or with practical matters like steps, tasks, and tools. This is right and good – dogmatic inquiry requires right philosophical and theological foundations and right...

/ August 16, 2018

The Problem with Consequentialism

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but...

/ August 15, 2018