On Pro-Life Incrementalism

I heard a man say once that one’s entire response to Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option hinged on how one thought about the sustainability of the current social order. That the existing social order is hostile to orthodoxy is obvious. But...

/ May 24, 2019

Israel Folau, Submitting to Masters, and the Modern Corporation

By Simon Kennedy The current saga involving Australian rugby star, Israel Folau, is a high-profile incubator case for civil liberties in Australia. Folau, like others for him, is facing a threat to his livelihood because of publicly expressing his religious...

/ May 24, 2019

A Review of the Missouri Presbytery’s Statement on “Homosexuality and the Gospel of Grace”

By Steven Wedgeworth The Presbyterian Church in America’s annual General Assembly is quickly approaching, and at least 8 of the overtures that have been submitted concern sexual identity and LGBT ministry in the church. There is also an overture to...

/ May 22, 2019

On Dishonest Stands for the Truth

By Joshua Heavin Collin Hansen recently tweeted, “I’ve come to expect that many will lie about what I say and think. It’s part of the job for me and life for all of us in this fallen world. I don’t...

/ May 22, 2019

On Being a Church for the Weak

By Matthew LaPine “How many BTU’s you rocking?” my co-worker ribbed on my boss’s deck. For a mid-2007 loan officer success was partly measured in British Thermal Units (the performance measure for gas grilling). The grill, the plasma, and the...

/ May 21, 2019

The Radicalization of John Avery Whittaker

By Matthew Loftus, Christian Young, and Jake Meador In the aftermath of Tyler Huckabee’s investigation into the current status of one John Avery Whittaker, former resident of Odyssey and purveyor of Whit’s End, we the writers of Mere Orthodoxy have...

/ May 20, 2019
Mere Fidelity

Kinism, Online Troll-Culture, and the Poway Shooter with Joe Carter

Matt, Derek, and Alastair sit down with Joe Carter to discuss the ongoing cultural theme of online radicalization and how the church can respond.   Timestamps: Intro [0:00 – 3:00] The motives of the Poway Shooter [3:43 – 4:50] The...

/ May 20, 2019

The Jedi are Selfless: Nationalism, Identity, the Humanities, and Liberalism

By Paul. D Miller Let me tell you a story. There was once a young man who had a comfortable, loving home. But one day his home was attacked, and everything he held dear was threatened. He was forced to...

/ May 8, 2019

Faith and Heavenly Fitness: Would Alt-Right Christians Like Heaven?

By Kevin Brown Nicholas Fuentes is many things. He’s a young, politically engaged person who seems to possess some kind of sincere religious faith. He frequently elevates Christian culture, advocates for faith in the public realm, and defends traditional Christian...

/ May 6, 2019
Mere Fidelity

Responding to Sexual Abuse in The Church with Dr. Justin Holcomb

Matt and Alastair sit down with Dr. Justin Holcomb to discuss the difficult topic of sexual abuse in the church and how to identify and prevent it. Timestamps: Intro + The constructive aspects in evangelicalism’s new discussion surrounding sexual abuse...

/ May 3, 2019