Today’s World Would Not Be Strange to Paul: On Church Discipline

By Joe Rigney Wes Hill has written a post setting forth five theses on church discipline. Wes and I attended seminary at the same time, and I count him a friend and a brother. A year or so ago, he...

/ April 20, 2018

The Crisis in Christian Discipline and the Opportunity Before Us

We are long overdue for a sustained argument about the purpose and means of church discipline as well as the broader role of Christian discipline in the life of individual Christians and Christian communities. By church discipline, I mean some...

/ April 19, 2018
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Theophanies, with Vern Poythress

Rev. Dr. Vern Poythress is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is also the author of the newly published Theophany: A Theology of God’s Appearing. He joins the show to discuss God’s appearances in Scripture, and...

/ April 18, 2018

The Confusions and Dangers of a Church of Mercy: Anglican Musings on a Catholic Dispute

By Wesley Hill A little over a year into the pontificate of Pope Francis but still two years away from the new pontiff’s much-discussed apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia and its thinly veiled criticism by four of the Catholic Church’s own...

/ April 18, 2018

Stay Woke, Cultivate Virtue

Many young apologetics students of my generation learned the truism that “without God, anything goes.” While our culture has flirted with the idea of taking amoral individualism seriously, most decent atheists and quasi-theists will prefer to defend a moral framework...

/ April 12, 2018
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Ross Douthat, on ‘To Change the Church’

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins Derek and Matt to discuss his new book, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. Douthat’s excellent new book explores the legacy of Pope Francis and the crisis within the Roman Catholic...

/ April 11, 2018
book-reviews

Book Review: Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season

The tales collected in Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season don’t always mention Jesus, nor even the usual tropes like sunlight and springtime. But each reveal a particular melody of the Easter story. The lovingly crafted volume, edited...

/ April 10, 2018

Jordan Peterson’s Folk Wisdom

By Aaron M. Renn With the dysfunction in too many young men’s lives today, and the failure of the church to reach them, Jordan Peterson’s emergence as a guru to them has been, and should be, prompting some serious analysis...

/ April 9, 2018

3 Notes on the Kevin Willamson Firing

Yesterday Kevin Williamson’s extremely short time at The Atlantic came to an abrupt end. There’s been no shortage of angst about it amongst conservatives and, thus, no shortage of panicky responses from the right and “he deserved it,” pieces from the...

/ April 6, 2018

Why I Didn’t March in the March for Our Lives

By Josh Britton On Saturday I watched my social media feeds fill with photos of friends and neighbors attending the March For Our Lives on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. Having lived in D.C. for a decade, I’ve observed quite a...

/ March 27, 2018