Month: June 2016


The Trinity Debate and “Big Eva”

I had hoped that the big Trinitarian brouhaha was starting to calm down to more of a restrained, tightly defined level. Then Dr. Al Mohler waded into the debate yesterday, calling attacks on his friends Drs. Bruce Ware and Wayne...

/ June 29, 2016

Jonathan Leeman Responds to Our “Political Church” Review

Other posts in the series: Part 1 of Minich’s Review Part 2 of Minich’s Review 3 Ecclesiology Questions Joint Statements A few weeks ago we ran a two-part review of Jonathan Leeman’s new book Political Church. We are now giving Dr. Leeman...

/ June 27, 2016

The Predictable Rhetoric of Evangelicalism

It’s now been 12 days since the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that saw 50 people killed and over 50 more injured. We did not publish anything on this event last week out of respect for the...

/ June 24, 2016

Why the Trinitarian Controversy Was Inevitable

Recently, there has been a major clash in the Reformed and evangelical blogosphere on the doctrine of the Trinity. While others have covered the ins and outs of the controversy with some depth, I am more interested in why this...

/ June 23, 2016

A Christian Case for Gun Control

Note from Jake: It’s been 10 days since the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Out of respect for the victims and their family, we haven’t posted anything about the shooting until now. But given the significance of this...

/ June 22, 2016

The Evangelical Capitulation: Prayer Documents from their Meeting with Trump

Today, over 1,000 members of the Religious Right met with Donald Trump. It was pitched as a ‘conversation’; it was very clearly a campaign rally for the Republican nominee. Over 1,000 members were invited: I was not among them.

/ June 21, 2016

Mere Fidelity: The Pursuing God

This week, Derek and Alastair welcome Joshua Ryan Butler to the show. They talk about his new book, The Pursuing God, which you can purchase here. If you enjoyed the show (AND ONLY IF), leave us a review at iTunes....

/ June 21, 2016

The Worst Way to View Our Politics

I’m pleased to welcome a new guest writer, Donald Norman, to Mere O today. By now most Christians have thought about the “lesser of two evils” voting strategy: “I can’t vote for Trump. He’s too [fill in the blank]. But,...

/ June 20, 2016

“It’s Going to be an Issue.” Biola, Conscience, and the Culture War

“It’s going to be an issue.” You may recall those five words that were spoken by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli in the oral arguments phase of Obergefell v Hodges. Specifically, that sentence was Verrilli’s response to a question from Justice...

/ June 17, 2016

Idylls of the Right

This guest post is by Matthew Mellema. “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfills himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The rise of Donald Trump has me...

/ June 16, 2016