Month: November 2016

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Mere Fidelity: The Post-Election Show

In which we consider the results of the American Presidential election, and what they might mean. If you enjoyed the show, leave us a review at iTunes. If you didn’t enjoy the show, let us know and we’ll work to...

/ November 29, 2016
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Rejoicing and Weeping After Election 2016

Our latest post is from Dylan Pahman. The end of our long, tiring, and often vitriolic presidential election season in the United States came last Tuesday when Donald Trump became our new president-elect. Trump won more electoral votes but lost...

/ November 22, 2016
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How to Deal With Erratic Corpulent Ginger Authoritarian Much-Married Rulers: Options for Christians in Public Life

Note: Some of these Options are better than others. The Wolsey Option Through an excess of personal ambition, tie your whole career to the favor of an unpredictable and potentially vicious master. Lose his favor anyway. The Cromwell Option Facilitate...

/ November 18, 2016
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Mere Fidelity: Richard Hooker

Alastair talks with Brad Littlejohn and Michael Lynch about the ongoing relevance of 16th century theologian Richard Hooker. Brad’s recent book is a highly praised introduction to Hooker and contemporary debates about him. If you enjoyed the show, leave us a...

/ November 16, 2016
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#NeverTrump and President Trump

This will be the note I sign out on this year. I’ll be off the next seven weeks but we’ll continue to publish other authors during that time. In the build-up to the 2016 election, American evangelicals were a pessimistic...

/ November 14, 2016
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The Possibilities of Home

I. The Impeded Stream According to a study from LinkedIn, people who graduated between 2006 and 2008 worked for nearly three companies on average in their first five years after graduation. Those who graduated between 2001 and 2005 worked for...

/ November 8, 2016
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Mere Fidelity–On Bible Designs, with J. Mark Bertrand

J. Mark Bertrand joins Mere Fidelity to discuss the Biliotheca Reader’s Bible Project and other new ways of designing Bibles. Mark is the author of the Bible Design Blog, and has written on how technology has affected our relationship to...

/ November 8, 2016
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Courage, St. Crispin’s Day, and the 2016 Election

It’s a fortunate quirk of our calendar that this year St Crispin’s Day, the day on which Henry V led the English to victory against the French in 1415 and made immortal in Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” fell two weeks before...

/ November 7, 2016
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A Note on Publishing at Mere O

Hey all, short update: I’m going to post three essays over the first three days of this week—the first will go live a few minutes after this post. After the last one goes live on Wednesday, I will be going...

/ November 7, 2016

What Will it Take for Presidential Candidates to Defend Marriage?

Today I am pleased to feature this essay from first-time Mere O contributor Josiah Peterson. The legal status of marriage was a hot button issue in the 2012 election cycle. Where has it gone in 2016?

/ November 3, 2016