Month: April 2018

On Doubting Well

It is not uncommon, especially in the modern world, for Christians to go through periods of doubt concerning the the existence of God, the inerrancy of the Bible, or the particulars of a Christian doctrine. There are many helpful guides...

/ April 26, 2018

Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 8

Matt, Alastair and Derek carry on with their discussion of Augustine’s Confessions.  If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here. Finally, as always, follow Derek, Andrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work. And thanks...

/ April 25, 2018

Book Review: Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick Deneen

One of the smartest observations made about Rod Dreher’s book The Benedict Option came, unsurprisingly, from New York Times columnist Ross Douthat.

/ April 25, 2018

Stop Making Hospitality Complicated

By Brandon McGinley If you’ve ever watched any real estate programs on television, you’ve heard eager soon-to-be-homeowners lean toward the boom mic and say, “Oh, this space will be great for entertaining!” Everyone wants to be seen as the type...

/ April 24, 2018

Today’s World Would Not Be Strange to Paul: On Church Discipline

By Joe Rigney Wes Hill has written a post setting forth five theses on church discipline. Wes and I attended seminary at the same time, and I count him a friend and a brother. A year or so ago, he...

/ April 20, 2018

The Crisis in Christian Discipline and the Opportunity Before Us

We are long overdue for a sustained argument about the purpose and means of church discipline as well as the broader role of Christian discipline in the life of individual Christians and Christian communities. By church discipline, I mean some...

/ April 19, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Theophanies, with Vern Poythress

Rev. Dr. Vern Poythress is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is also the author of the newly published Theophany: A Theology of God’s Appearing. He joins the show to discuss God’s appearances in Scripture, and...

/ April 18, 2018

The Confusions and Dangers of a Church of Mercy: Anglican Musings on a Catholic Dispute

By Wesley Hill A little over a year into the pontificate of Pope Francis but still two years away from the new pontiff’s much-discussed apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia and its thinly veiled criticism by four of the Catholic Church’s own...

/ April 18, 2018

Stay Woke, Cultivate Virtue

Many young apologetics students of my generation learned the truism that “without God, anything goes.” While our culture has flirted with the idea of taking amoral individualism seriously, most decent atheists and quasi-theists will prefer to defend a moral framework...

/ April 12, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Ross Douthat, on ‘To Change the Church’

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins Derek and Matt to discuss his new book, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. Douthat’s excellent new book explores the legacy of Pope Francis and the crisis within the Roman Catholic...

/ April 11, 2018