Month: January 2019

reading-books

On Theological Education and the Church’s Health

By Joshua Heavin In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Review of Books, Alan Jacobs described the realization that compelled him to write The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis: “…what was so...

/ January 30, 2019

The Latin and Reformed Imagination

By Felipe Vogel “The Reformation … was more a song or a symphony than a system, more lyric than lecture,” claims Peter Matheson in The Imaginative World of the Reformation. Yet lectures and systems are likely what comes to mind...

/ January 29, 2019

John Milbank: A Guide for the Perplexed

By Peter J. Leithart I. Theology As Master Discourse. I first met John Milbank, my doctoral supervisor, at a welcome event for new graduate students sponsored by the Divinity School of the University of Cambridge. During the meeting, each faculty member...

/ January 28, 2019
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Millennials and Burnout, with Paul Gutacker

According to Anne Helen Peterson, millennials are the ‘burnout generation.’ Paul Gutacker, who directs the Brazos Fellows, joins Derek and Matt to consider Peterson’s essay and how Christians might respond to the problem. If you’re interested in supporting the show...

/ January 24, 2019
book-reviews

Book Review: Philosophy and the Christian

By Nathan L. Cartagena In high school, I rarely took classes with other Christians. This wasn’t intentional. It was the outcome of taking “advanced courses” in a school with “advanced students” who had rejected Christianity by middle school. So though I...

/ January 17, 2019

Living Local Fiction

By S. Dorman On first moving to Maine and seeing a line of tall ledges from a nearby road, I was enchanted, surprised. I’d never seen anything like them before: Mountains like waves of rock waiting to crash over the...

/ January 16, 2019

The Burden of Parenting: In Praise of Christian Simplicity

By Myles Werntz North America, in many places, is in the throes of a decadence which it cannot justify, but which it will not live without. For decades, North America has consumed more than its share of resources, and now,...

/ January 15, 2019

The Impossibility of an Evangelical Conservatism

Rusty Reno has concluded that I am a “respectable evangelical,” an appellation which he does not intend as a compliment. His comments come in response to my article for America Magazine, on the relationship of conservative Catholics and Evangelicals under and beyond Trump....

/ January 14, 2019

Revisiting the Progressive Evangelical Package

A few years ago I wrote a piece for Mere O called, “The Progressive Evangelical Package.” It probably helps to read it before proceeding. Simply put, though, before the language of “tribes” and “tribal thinking” became lingua franca, I tried...

/ January 14, 2019
Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: *The Prodigal Prophet* with Dr. Tim Keller

We’ve started 2019 with a bang, as Dr. Tim Keller joins the show to discuss The Prodigal Prophet, his new book on Jonah. The iTunes feed is here, if you’d like to subscribe (thanks to everyone who has reviewed us so kindly)...

/ January 8, 2019