Month: October 2018

Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Procreation, For and Against

Derek and Alastair put Matt through the trauma of a second dissertation defense, as they together discuss the reasons why we procreate and the reasons we might choose not to. If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can...

/ October 31, 2018

A New Kind of Theological Master’s Degree

By Fred Sanders Biola is launching a new master’s degree, with the first class starting in fall 2019. It’s the Master of Arts, Classical Theology, and it’s a Talbot School of Theology degree, in cooperation with Torrey Honors Institute. I...

/ October 30, 2018

Book Review: C. S. Lewis on the Christian Life by Joe Rigney

In his book on Thomas Aquinas, the great German philosopher Josef Pieper notes that what sets Thomas apart is not his originality. It is his perfection. He then goes on to develop the distinction between the two in a striking...

/ October 29, 2018
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Walking through Infertility

Matthew Arbo is the director of the Center for Faith and Public Life at Oklahoma Baptist University and the author of Walking through Infertility: Biblical, Theological, and Moral Counsel for those who are Struggling. He joins us to talk about his...

/ October 24, 2018
battle-for-bible

Does the Bible Teach About Race?

By Nathan Cartagena Many Christian denominations and para-church organizations are championing the need for racial reconciliation within the Church. The Presbyterian Church of America, for example, is promoting several initiatives to this end, including a detailed committee-report on race and...

/ October 24, 2018

The Public Square Is about Parenting

Lukianoff, Greg and Jonathan Haidt. The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. New York: Penguin Press, 2018. 338 pp. $28.00 One of the funniest memories I have from...

/ October 22, 2018

Pack the House: How to Fix the Legislative Branch

By Lyman Stone A growing chorus of left-leaning pundits have begun to call for the abolition of the Senate. It defies the principles of representative democracy by giving some people more power than others based on arbitrary geography; it systematically...

/ October 17, 2018
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 13

At long last, we reach the end of our 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...

/ October 17, 2018
book-reviews

Book Review: Building the Benedict Option by Leah Libresco

Ever since Richard Weaver told us that “ideas have consequence,” a certain sort of conservative has relied heavily on a worldview-based analysis of culture, locating the problems that plague us in the sphere of ideas, beginning in the Ivory Tower...

/ October 16, 2018
book-reviews

Book Review: On Reading Well by Karen Swallow Prior

By Nicholas Dalbey In Choruses from “The Rock,” T. S. Eliot’s speaker begins by lamenting the intellectual and spiritual condition of modern humanity:

/ October 9, 2018