Month: December 2018

book-reviews

25 Non-Christian Press Books from 2018 that Christians Should Read

By Brad Vermurlen Late December means the pastors, seminary professors, and other Christian leaders with whom I’m connected on social media are, once more, sharing their top ten books of the year. As I noted last year, most of the...

/ December 31, 2018

The Mere Orthodoxy Holiday Gift Giving Guide

By Matthew Loftus, Jake Meador, and Jon Askonas For the Christian progressive in your life: We recommend a pair of boots with great tread and cleats to help them successfully navigate those slippery slopes. (Numerous retailers, $30-$200.) For the Person...

/ December 19, 2018
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: The Texts of Advent

Derek, Alastair and Andrew consider the biblical basis and shape of Advent. The iTunes feed is here, if you’d like to subscribe (thanks to everyone who has reviewed us so kindly) and an RSS feed for the show lives here. If you’re...

/ December 18, 2018

Evangelicalism, Christian Identity, and Church Membership

A little while back one of my favorite preachers offered a long list of Christian books he recommends. It included excellent books about God and salvation and missions and the Christian life. But, strangely, it did not point to a...

/ December 17, 2018
book-reviews

Mere Orthodoxy Best of 2018

We ran our list of the best feature writing in 2018 yesterday. Today I wanted to recap the written work we have done at Mere O this year. Due almost entirely to changes with Facebook’s algorithm, our traffic numbers are...

/ December 11, 2018

The 2018 Eliot Awards

We started this last year and I’m going to continue it this year because of how much fun I have putting it together. Here’s my list of the year’s best magazine writing. If you have other nominations, mention them in...

/ December 10, 2018

Asynchronous Citizens: Addressing Flaws in Digital Citizenship

By Tim Milosch The 2011 Pew Research Center study, “Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Network Sites” is one of many evaluating the experience of the young on social media. Given ongoing concerns about the effects of social media on...

/ December 7, 2018

The Seed of Woman: Mary Among the Protestants

By Matthew Y. Emerson and R. Lucas Stamps One of our favorite images that circulates on social media during Advent depicts Eve and Mary both gazing at Mary’s swollen abdomen, a belly pregnant with the Life of the World, Jesus....

/ December 6, 2018

Reforming Virtue Ethics

By Brewer Eberly and Brian Mesimer “What is the chief end of man?” Many Reformed evangelicals will recognize this as the opening question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Christians may be surprised to learn that it is the same question...

/ December 4, 2018