Month: April 2016

book-reviews

Reviewing “Disrupted” by Dan Lyons

About two-thirds of the way through Dan Lyons’ new book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble my mind went, as it often does, to an excerpt from a Wendell Berry essay. The essay is “Two Economies” and in it Berry...

/ April 28, 2016
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Housekeeping News

Hey all, here are a few brief housekeeping things I wanted to draw to your attention. Secure Browsing First, if you at the URL bar, you’ll see a padlock next to the URL for the website. This is a sign that...

/ April 26, 2016
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Religious Extremism and Religious Liberty

One reader (perhaps we can call him Mere O’s very own Professor Kingsfield?) of Friday’s post raised another possible mechanism that could be used by courts or legislatures to target conservative religious groups: the fear of “religious extremism.” Jake —...

/ April 25, 2016
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Hope, History, and the American Church After Obergefell

It’s a truth universally recognized by anyone who has ever talked about the BenOp that a person who expresses concern about the church’s future is in want of a person to quote Tertullian at them. Sorry, is that cheeky? Here’s...

/ April 22, 2016
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3 Lessons from “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens”

I was planning to read Larry Taunton’s The Faith of Christopher Hitchens before reading Samuel’s review for us. His review made me push it to the top of my “too read” list. And then I got the thing and read it...

/ April 20, 2016

Mere Fidelity: Amoris Laetitia

The full crew shows up this week to discuss Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia. They are joined by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry. If you enjoyed the show (AND ONLY IF), leave us a review at iTunes.  If you didn’t enjoy the show, let us...

/ April 19, 2016
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Why We Should Jettison the “Strong Female Character”

The trailer for the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was released last week. Following the success of the revival of the franchise in last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, anticipation is unsurprisingly at a...

/ April 18, 2016

Mere Fidelity: Tribalism

This week, Alastair, Matt, Andrew, and Derek talk about tribalism. 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 better....

/ April 12, 2016
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What Does Cooking Mean for Singles if “Sex Begins in the Kitchen”?

Contrary to the imagination of the average teenage evangelical, a good marriage consists of more than just sex. A husband and wife create a life together and a home economy out of the entirety of their lives. Their sexual natures...

/ April 11, 2016
book-reviews

Reviewing “The Faith of Christopher Hitchens”

I’m pleased to publish this guest post by Samuel D. James. You can learn more about him in his bio at the end of this post. Larry Taunton, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most...

/ April 7, 2016