Month: October 2016

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Categorizing the Benedict Options: A Reformation Day Reflection

Today marks the 499th anniversary of the day that would come to be seen as the spark that ignited a movement that purified the church in northern and western Europe and gave new energy to an already strong movement to...

/ October 31, 2016
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How Evangelicals Can Build a Responsible Political Witness

Our latest contribution on this year’s election comes from Dr. Greg Forster. Russell Moore is right that self-appointed evangelical political leaders are destroying the credibility of American evangelicalism by endorsing Donald Trump. One implication, which Moore doesn’t speak to, is...

/ October 28, 2016

Dr. Moore and the Politics of Dinner Parties

I’m pleased to publish this essay by Susannah Black reviewing Dr. Russell Moore’s recent Erasmus Lecture given last weekend in New York City. On Monday night I got on the E train in Forest Hills and headed to the Union...

/ October 27, 2016
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On Voting and Civic Participation: A Response to Wayne Grudem

I’m delighted to publish this incisive review of Dr. Grudem’s Trump endorsement written by Drs. Matthew Arbo and Jeremy Kidwell. This has been a strange and bewildering year for American politics, and for certain segments of the American church. Some...

/ October 26, 2016

Mere Fidelity: The Election Episode

In which we go there.  John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center and co-author of Restoring all Things, joins the crew to talk about how Christians should think about the upcoming election and whether and how we are all going to be able to...

/ October 25, 2016
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Betraying Politics: The Mystique of Public Life

This is a fun week—for the second time in as many days, we’re debuting a new writer here at Mere O. It’s a delight to be able to publish this guest piece from John Shelton. “Everything begins as a mystique...

/ October 21, 2016
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The Five Stages of Evangelical Grief

I’m pleased to publish this guest post from new Mere O contributor Brian Mesimer. I was recently at a church conference where one of the plenary addresses focused on the role of the Christian in the public square. The speaker,...

/ October 20, 2016
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7 Theses on Evangelicalism After Donald Trump and 2016

In the aftermath of the many scandals of the past week and a half, which began with the Trump tapes, and the consequent loss of endorsements for Trump (and the increasingly appalling support for the man), now is a good...

/ October 19, 2016
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Mere Fidelity: The Four Loves, on Affection

This week Alastair, Matt and Derek consider the first of ‘the four loves’ that C.S. Lewis discusses, affection. I suppose that is all that needs to be said. — If you enjoyed the show, leave us a review at iTunes....

/ October 18, 2016
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A Truth Above All Contexts: Daniel Kirk, Whiteness, and the Theological Interpretation of Scripture

I’m pleased to publish what is a predictably comprehensive critique by Alastair Roberts of some recent work written by Daniel Kirk, who has become one of the main intellectual leaders of the post-evangelical left. The Revisionism of the Theological Interpretation...

/ October 18, 2016