The Rhythms of Family Worship

Any program for recovering the vitality of the Church—whether the Benedict Option or some other—must have as one of its goals that ministers work “to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be...

/ April 27, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: The Benedict Option, with Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option has been one of the most talked about books of 2017, and his blog is one of the most popular socially conservative blogs in the country. Now, the man himself joins us to talk about it. Listen...

/ April 26, 2017

Singing as Part of Family Worship

The Mere O family worship series has been characterized so far by a markedly Reformed style. Jake’s and Eric Parker’s posts both emphasize catechesis, reflecting their roots in a tradition that has been notable for its mighty historic catechisms. My...

/ April 25, 2017
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Indexing Political Theologies: Six Christianity and Culture Strategies

One of the smarter criticisms I’ve read of Rod’s book comes from Doug Wilson’s initial post about it in which he raises the question of whether we are moving into a time of extended testing under an established regime hostile...

/ April 24, 2017

Family Worship: The Voice of Rejoicing in the Christian Home

I’m pleased to publish this contribution to our family worship series from Shane Anderson. “The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous!” (Psalm 118:15)

/ April 21, 2017

Gangs of New Jerusalem: Act 1

We’ve been told that this is “unintelligible.” “Self-indulgently self-referential,” they’ve called it. “Possibly a really bad idea.” “Only five people will get it,” they’ve said. Well, you know who else they said that about? Shaw. Molière. Sheridan. Congreve. Aristophanes. Also...

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Mere Fidelity: The Resurrection of Politics

Matt, Derek, and Mere-O’s own Jake Meador discuss the implications of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ for political theology. (Note: Matt posted the wrong episode before, so please shame him appropriately.) If you like the show, please do leave us...

/ April 19, 2017

Polis/Counter-polis: On the Civic Benedict Option

October 2016 was a simpler, more innocent time. We were all youths, wet behind the ears; we look back at ourselves with a kind of bemused affection. Rod Dreher assumed, surely—we all assumed—that Hillary Clinton would win in November, that...

/ April 18, 2017

On Family Worship and Failure

The latest post in our series comes from Eric Hutchinson.

/ April 17, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: On Genesis 1, Part Two

We enjoyed our last Bible study on Genesis 1 so much that we decided to do it again. Listen in as Alastair, Matt and Andrew discuss the second half of the chapter. If you like the show, please do leave...

/ April 13, 2017