Month: March 2016


Blame Jacques Derrida for Donald Trump.

I’m pleased to run this guest piece by S.D. Kelly, particularly given the direction the Trump campaign has gone in the past week. A dozen years after his death, the ideas promoted by the historian and philosopher Jacques Derrida still...

/ March 31, 2016

A Review of Theology as Discipleship by Keith Johnson

I’m pleased to publish this review by Joshua S. Hill of Keith L. Johnson’s new book Theology as Discipleship. Following the release of The Pastor Theologian by Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson, and The Pastor as Public Theologian by Kevin J....

/ March 30, 2016

Mere Fidelity: Preston Yancey

Matt, Alastair, and Derek are joined this week by Preston Yancey. The topic? Preston’s new book, Out of the House of Bread. If you enjoyed the show (AND ONLY IF), leave us a review at iTunes.  If you didn’t enjoy...

/ March 29, 2016

Boycotts and the End of Neighborliness

It’s happening again: Someone did something bad and now other people are threatening not to do business with them. But in this case the target for the boycott is not Starbucks or Chick-fil-a or JC Penney or Forever 21; it’s...

/ March 28, 2016

Davenant House, Christian Community, and the Work of Study Centers

Recently I got the chance to do an email exchange with my friends Brad Littlejohn and Alastair Roberts. The focus of our discussion was Davenant House, the residential study center that the Davenant Trust, a non-profit I serve as a...

/ March 22, 2016

Mere Fidelity: The Lord’s Supper

Derek, Matt, and Alastair talk about the Lord’s Supper this week. If you enjoyed the show (AND ONLY IF), leave us a review at iTunes.  If you didn’t enjoy the show, let us know and we’ll work to make it...

/ March 21, 2016

“The Seer” Gets Wendell Berry Exactly Right.

I think most readers of Wendell Berry, “The Seer” director Laura Dunn included, start with Berry’s non-fiction. They pick up The Unsettling of America or The Art of the Commonplace and go from there. That’s not how I came to Berry. I...

/ March 18, 2016

An Interview with Laura Dunn, Director of “The Seer”

Tomorrow I hope to publish a brief review of Laura Dunn’s new film “The Seer.” It’s a unique film and a hard one to pin down because while it is a portrait of Wendell Berry, Berry himself is never actually...

/ March 17, 2016

Mere Fidelity: Dancing

This week, the Brits have taken over. Andrew and Alastair have fired Matt and Derek and decide to talk about the regulative principle. In particular, the question has to do with what worship practices found in Scripture can be applied...

/ March 15, 2016

Tolkien’s Holy Fools

At one point in The Lord of the Rings Gandalf, the great wizard-hero of the story, is asked by another character what hope there is that Frodo and Sam would fulfill their quest and destroy Sauron’s ring of power. “There never...

/ March 14, 2016