Month: January 2017

Civics is not LARPing

Alyssa Rosenberg has a very simple but profound observation today in the Washington Post about the use of the word “resistance” to describe basic civic duties like calling our elected officials: We should be wary of adopting a renamed version of civic...

/ January 27, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Episode #100

When we started this here show, we weren’t sure that we would make it to episode 2–much less 100.  We’re very grateful for your kind support and patronage the past few years. In this 100th episode, we answer a smattering...

/ January 26, 2017
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The Business of Evangelicalism: Notes on Timothy Gloege’s “Guaranteed Pure”

One of the more complicated questions that many were asking during Donald Trump’s unlikely charge to the White House is why so many evangelicals seemed to line up behind him.

/ January 24, 2017
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“Silence,” Martyrdom, and the Call to Die

In her review of Martin Scorsese’s new film “Silence,” Alissa Wilkinson wrote,

/ January 23, 2017

The Idol of No Pain

I’m pleased to publish this guest contribution from Rachel Joy Watson. When I was eighteen and in the hospital with a serious bone infection, the doctor told me “the pain you’ve experienced is on par with the pain of giving...

/ January 19, 2017
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Reviewing “The End of Protestantism” by Peter Leithart

I am pleased to publish this guest review from Dr. Coyle Neal of Southwest Baptist University. Has the modern church reached the point in history where it is time to set aside the albatross of denominations and embrace a “Reformational...

/ January 18, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Humble Roots, with Hannah Anderson

Welcome to Mere Fidelity, 2017! We are delighted to be back…but even more excited that Hannah Anderson joined us for this first episode of the new year to discuss her new book Humble Roots. Andrew Wilson called it the ‘best new book’...

/ January 17, 2017
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Dreaming Better Dreams: The Home, Marketplace, and American Dream

I am delighted to publish today’s feature essay by Hannah Anderson. Two notes for readers: First, this is the first essay I have been able to commission using the money from the tip jar, which you can donate to at...

/ January 16, 2017

Tim Keller Goes for a Walk

This piece was co-written with Jake Meador.  Tim Keller: (Walks outside on beautiful fall day, inhales deeply, and sighs contentedly) This is such a lovely day. Rachel Held Evans: What exactly are you implying?

/ January 13, 2017