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.

The Body and Christianity: A Reply to A Reader

Jim, As always, good thoughts and questions. “Mr. Chesterton, in all fairness to your students, Paul’s words on the subject (especially 1 Corinthians 15) aren’t perfectly clear.” I realize Paul isn’t perfectly clear. The historical Christian tradition, however, is. Out...

/ October 23, 2004

C.S. Lewis on Property Dualism

C.S. Lewis’s sermon “Transposition” contains in it an excellent layman’s summary of what is now known as property/substance dualism. The fundamental principle of “Transposition” is that “higher mediums” can’t be transposed/represented by “lower mediums” without the loss of something. The...

/ October 20, 2004

Devestating Video about John Kerry

Check out this video on John Kerry. It is, at the very least, interesting. It is a montage of Kerry clips on issues surrounding Iraq, some taken from the first war. One wonders how many were taken out of context–assuredly,...

/ August 10, 2004
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Gaudeamus Igitur…….

Along with 500 other Biola students, I am a recent college graduate. Having been told that I am part of Christianity’s “best hope” for the future all weekend long, I have been convinced of one thing: the ability to impact...

/ June 1, 2004
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Hitler as Aesthetic

Check out the interesting book review brought to us by Books and Culture. The book reviewed is a Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics in which Frederic Spotts argues that the “will to power” and aesthetic sensibility of Hitler are...

/ May 21, 2004
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About Mere O

Welcome to Mere Orthodoxy. We are a group of moderately literate, conservatively oriented college-aged guys interested in narcissistically opining on issues of faith, culture, literature, history, or whatever else suits our fancy. No topic is out of bounds. We endeavor...

/ April 13, 2004