Month: November 2017

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Mere Fidelity: On Ethics and Technology, with Michael Sacasas

Michael Sacasas is one of the most thoughtful critics of the relationship between ethics and technology writing on the internet today. He is the Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics and Technology, and writes at The Frailest...

/ November 21, 2017
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The Christian Commonwealth and Natural Law: Littlejohn Responds to Dillon

From Jake: I’ve invited Brad Littlejohn to respond to Kyle Dillon’s review of his book The Two Kingdoms: A Guide for the Perplexed. I am very grateful to Kyle Dillon’s thoughtful review of my little book, The Two Kingdoms: A Guide...

/ November 21, 2017
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Book Review: Awaiting the King by James K. A. Smith

By Jeff Bilbro Awaiting the King, Jamie Smith’s third and final volume in his Cultural Liturgies series, is a provocative and hopeful call for Christians to participate boldly in the messy meantime of the saeculum, confident that our King is...

/ November 20, 2017

On the City and the Gods: A Lost Chapter of Aristotle

By Greg Forster Having considered Socrates’ proposals in the Republic for the community of women and property, and his somewhat modified proposals in the Laws, we now consider his fanciful proposal in the less well-known dialogue Glaucon for a city...

/ November 15, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book IV

This week Alastair, Derek, and Matt take up and read Book 4 of Augustine’s Confessions. If you’d like to read along–which we encourage you to do–Henry Chadwick’s translation is available widely at a reasonable price. If you like the show, please do leave...

/ November 14, 2017

The Adoption Tax Credit isn’t (Necessarily) ‘Pro-Life’

The latest proposal by House Republicans to eliminate the adoption tax credit has sent pro-lifers into a frenzy. The ERLC, Susan B. Anthony List, and related groups have denounced the Republican proposal as insufficiently pro-life. One prominent conservative website went...

/ November 9, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: The Reformation, with Carl Trueman

We’re delighted to have Carl Trueman on the show to talk with us about the sources and effects of the Reformation. Trueman holds the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. If...

/ November 7, 2017

The City and the Gods: The Case for the Liberal Order

I’m pleased to publish this guest feature from Dr. Paul D. Miller of the ERLC.

/ November 6, 2017

Sex in Movies: Was John Piper Right All Along?

So Kevin Spacey is in the news this week for what increasingly appears to be a Weinstein- or Cosby-level history of sexual abuse. In Spacey’s case, however, his typical target was allegedly young boys he met through his work as...

/ November 3, 2017