All posts by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

Orthodoxy, Sex Ethics, and the Meaning of Nature

James K.A. Smith’s recent criticism of those who have made a particular sexual ethic a criterion of ‘orthodoxy’ has generated a minor kerfuffle, as these things go. My friends and Mere Fidelity collaborators Derek Rishmawy and Alastair Roberts have both...

/ August 9, 2017

A Brief Commendation: The Addicts Next Door

I cannot remember reading an essay that has moved me as much as Margaret Talbot’s devastating New Yorker piece on our opioid crisis. The prose is mostly unadorned, because it can be. Many of the stories Talbot recounts are so...

/ June 13, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: The Benedict Option, with Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option has been one of the most talked about books of 2017, and his blog is one of the most popular socially conservative blogs in the country. Now, the man himself joins us to talk about it. Listen...

/ April 26, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: The Resurrection of Politics

Matt, Derek, and Mere-O’s own Jake Meador discuss the implications of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ for political theology. (Note: Matt posted the wrong episode before, so please shame him appropriately.) If you like the show, please do leave us...

/ April 19, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: On Genesis 1, Part Two

We enjoyed our last Bible study on Genesis 1 so much that we decided to do it again. Listen in as Alastair, Matt and Andrew discuss the second half of the chapter. If you like the show, please do leave...

/ April 13, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: A Bible Study on Genesis 1

Alastair, Derek and Matt get together for a good ol’ fashioned Bible study on Genesis 1. If you like the show, please do leave us a review on iTunes. We are also available on Google Play. If you’re interested in...

/ April 4, 2017
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The Religious Right Is Not a Subsidiary of the Alt-Right

In a recent essay for The New Republic, religion reporter Sarah Posner contends that the Religious Right has “effectively become a subsidiary of the alt-right, yoked to Trump’s white nationalist agenda.” By effectively wedding themselves to Trump’s narrative about ‘American...

/ March 27, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: On Lent, with Steven Wedgeworth

In this latest episode of Mere Fidelity, we take up the question of Lent and individualism with Steven Wedgeworth, pastor of Christ Church Lakeland and writer at The Calvinist International. As with all great Mere Fidelity episodes, this one started...

/ March 21, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: The Fractured Republic, with Yuval Levin

We are thrilled to have Yuval Levin join us to discuss his important book The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in an Age of Individualism. Levin is widely regarded as one of the brightest conservative thinkers working today. He helped found both...

/ February 21, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Reviving the Worship Wars

In this episode of Mere Fidelity, we decide it’s time to revive the worship wars. If you like the show, please do leave us a review on iTunes. We are also available on Google Play. If you’re interested in supporting...

/ February 15, 2017