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.

Neonatal Euthanasia in the New York Times?

Jen Gunter’s New York Times op-ed about the death of her twenty-two-weeks and three day old son sums up everything that is terrible and tragic about our current debate over what constitutes infanticide. On the surface, her story is just...

/ March 6, 2019
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Economics, Class and the Family, with Dr. Diane Schanzenbach

Tucker Carlson recently went on a rant about work, economics and class. So we brought on an expert to talk about it, and about the place of family and the church in responding to shifting economic conditions. Dr. Diane Schanzenbach,...

/ February 5, 2019
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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

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
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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
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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
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Mere Fidelity: Felix Culpa

Alastair, Matt and Derek consider the idea of a ‘felix culpa,’ or ‘happy fall.’ 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....

/ November 27, 2018
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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
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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
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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