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Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book V

Matt, Alastair and Derek consider Augustine’s movement from Carthage to Milan in Book 5 of *Confessions.* If you like the show, please do leave us a review on iTunes. We are also available on Google Play. If you’re interested in supporting the...

/ December 12, 2017

Five Theses on Voting and the Alabama Senate Election

It’s election day in Alabama. If recent electoral trends are a reliable metric, today’s election is probably a preview of what we can expect to see more and more often in the years to come: a wildly unqualified Republican candidate...

/ December 12, 2017

Reading the Hymns: Joy to the World

By Steven Wedgeworth Though it is today one of the most popular Christmas hymns, “Joy to the World,” was not originally a Christmas carol at all. Written by Isaac Watts, “Joy to the World” originally appeared in his 1719 The Psalms...

/ December 11, 2017

The Offense of the Gospel and the Offense of Roy Moore

By Douglas Webster Christians in the state of Alabama are experiencing a painful identity crisis. Roy Moore impresses many around the country as an ideological warrior for a brand of conservative Christianity that has little to do with Jesus Christ...

/ December 7, 2017

Cells Interlinked: The Quest for Humanity in Blade Runner 2049

By Jeremiah Webster and Zach Boyd Lamenting modern cinema is easy. Optimus Prime never really dies. Second rate superheroes, revived against their will, become a name. CGI bristles, indulges in the excess of “because we can, that’s why.” Nothing explodes...

/ December 6, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: On Community Activism and Matt’s Prison BBQ project

  Matt recently announced that he is organizing a BBQ for families of inmates at his local prison. The cast and crew very graciously allow him to take over the conversation this week to talk about the events origins, its...

/ December 5, 2017

What of the Baptists? A Response to Samuel James

Joseph Minich also assisted with the writing of this response. As editors of People of the Promise: A Mere Protestant Eccleisology, we were honored by Samuel D. James’ review of our co-writers’ primer in Christianity Today. And while James tone...

/ December 4, 2017

The Rot on the Right: Answering McAllister on Roy Moore

Earlier this week D. C. McAllister ran a piece at The Federalist that is attempting to defend Alabama senate candidate and alleged pedophile Roy Moore without actually saying “hey guys, I’m defending Roy Moore.”

/ November 29, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Awaiting the King by James K. A. Smith, with David Henreckson

Professor James K.A. Smith has recently published the last of his ‘Cultural Liturgies’ trilogy, Awaiting the King. David Henreckson is an assistant professor of theology at Dordt College, and also serves as director of the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service. He...

/ November 28, 2017

Mary Did You Know? A Mere O Symposium

By Christian Young, Susannah Black, Jon Coppage, and Jon Askonas Today we will be discussing a much loved, but also much hated, Christmas song, “Mary, Did You Know?”

/ November 28, 2017