Pack the House: How to Fix the Legislative Branch

By Lyman Stone A growing chorus of left-leaning pundits have begun to call for the abolition of the Senate. It defies the principles of representative democracy by giving some people more power than others based on arbitrary geography; it systematically...

/ October 17, 2018
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 13

At long last, we reach the end of our discussion of Augustine’s Confessions.  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 Motte for his sound editing work. And...

/ October 17, 2018
book-reviews

Book Review: Building the Benedict Option by Leah Libresco

Ever since Richard Weaver told us that “ideas have consequence,” a certain sort of conservative has relied heavily on a worldview-based analysis of culture, locating the problems that plague us in the sphere of ideas, beginning in the Ivory Tower...

/ October 16, 2018
book-reviews

Book Review: On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior

By Nicholas Dalbey In Choruses from “The Rock,” T. S. Eliot’s speaker begins by lamenting the intellectual and spiritual condition of modern humanity:

/ October 9, 2018
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: *Disruptive Witness*, with The Alan Noble

The Alan Noble disrupts our show by discussing his new book *Disruptive Witness* with Alastair and Andrew. Alan is an Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, editor-in-chief of Christ and Pop Culture, and author of numerous articles. (He is...

/ October 3, 2018

An Evangelical Response to the ‘Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel’

By Malcolm Foley and Justin Hawkins (originally published on Justin’s blog) We dream neither of a faith devoid of good works nor of a justification that stands without them…Do you wish, then, to attain righteousness in Christ? You must first...

/ September 27, 2018
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