Month: February 2016

donald-trump-evangelicals

Against Donald Trump: Why Evangelicals Must Not Support Trump

The rise of Donald Trump among some evangelicals is an understandable, even if unsettling phenomenon. The alienation and despair that he has both fostered and exploited is a pervasive feature of some corners of American life. But no one is...

/ February 29, 2016
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The Battle for the Bible and a “Literal” Hermeneutic

According to a piece recently published in the Los Angeles Review of Books evangelicals are losing the battle for the Bible—and they’re fine with that. In the review essay, author Jim Hinch quotes several recent books as well as an interview...

/ February 25, 2016
antonin-scalia

Replacing Justice Scalia and the Presidential Race

With the sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the selection of nominees for the Supreme Court has once again been thrust into the center of the race for the White House. In one sense, it is disappointing that it took...

/ February 23, 2016

Mere Fidelity: Wilmington

Derek, Matt, and Alastair are joined today by David Wilmington. They discuss apophatic theology. Wilmington says that part of the problem of the discussion is defining it, but Wikipedia seems to define it for us (I’m joking, folks, don’t come...

/ February 23, 2016
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Social Conservatives and Donald Trump

Three brief observations on the question of social conservatism’s relationship to Donald Trump:

/ February 18, 2016
book-reviews

Reviewing Peter Leithart’s Traces of the Trinity

I’m pleased to run this guest post by Josiah Alexakos. In the final chapter of C.S. Lewis’ The Last Battle, the concluding book of The Chronicles of Narnia series, Lucy Pevensie realizes that the “New” Narnia that Aslan brings into...

/ February 17, 2016

Mere Fidelity: Politics

Matt, Derek, and Alastair talk politics this week. And we all know that Matt likes to talk politics. If you enjoyed the show (AND ONLY IF), leave us a review at iTunes.  If you didn’t enjoy the show, let us...

/ February 16, 2016
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Who says memorialism isn’t “sacramental”?

In the latest iteration of that interminable meme beloved by traditionalist conservatives everywhere, “Everything is terrible because of Protestantism” Peter Leithart has argued that Protestants cannot write because of our impoverished theology of the sacraments. His argument, particularly in part...

/ February 10, 2016

Mere Fidelity: Weekly Worship

In this week’s episode, the entire usual crew (yes, all of them) discusses weekly worship (and also Andrew Wilson’s TV show). If you enjoyed the show (AND ONLY IF), leave us a review at iTunes.  If you didn’t enjoy the...

/ February 9, 2016

Mere Fidelity: American Football

Matt, Derek, and Alastair decide to talk about American football. They invited Matthew Millsap to the show. If you listen to this show, you’ll quickly learn that Alastair isn’t really a fan of American football. By that I mean, this...

/ February 2, 2016