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.

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Beatitudes: “The Merciful”

Continuing the series of discussions on the Beatitudes, Matt, Alastair, and Derek come to “Blessed are the merciful.” Mercy is a virtue that has enormous possibilities for social transformation. It is so central to God’s identity and to ours as...

/ May 25, 2021
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‘Baptism,’ with Dr. Peter Leithart

We need a renewal of baptismal imagination. Peter Leithart joins Andrew, Alastair, and Derek to help point the way towards that renewal. Did you know that baptism implies an anthropology that cuts across the grain of our modern notion of...

/ May 11, 2021
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‘Simply Trinity,’ with Dr. Matthew Barrett

Punching back against Eternal Functional Subordination theory, Dr. Matthew Barrett has written Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit. Matthew, Derek, and Alastair have questions. If you’ve ever wondered why God gave us the names “Father” and “Son,” or...

/ May 4, 2021
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Beatitudes: “Hunger & Thirst”

Continuing our series of discussions on the Beatitudes, Alastair, Derek, and Matt next consider “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness.” At first glance, this statement seems completely obvious. But when you dig deeper and look at the...

/ April 27, 2021
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Responding to Secularism

As secularism has grown ascendant and liberalism has become decadent, Christians have used different strategies to respond. Some change to accommodate the culture, some hunker down and wait for it to blow over, and some propose re-Christianizing America. Ross Douthat...

/ April 20, 2021
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Beatitudes: “Meek”

Meekness is not often understood. And when it’s understood, it’s not often commended. And when it’s commended, it’s not often lived out. And yet we are told that the meek will inherit the earth. How should we understand this virtue...

/ April 13, 2021
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Easter Hymns

He is risen indeed! This high holy day calls for reveling in the glories of the best Easter hymns. Scroll to the time stamps to read the lyrics of the three hymns that Matt, Alastair, and Derek discuss in this...

/ April 6, 2021
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Beatitudes: “Those Who Mourn”

Continuing their series of discussions of the Beatitudes, Alastair, Derek, and Matt ask about mourning. What is the role of mourning in the Old Testament? Does our culture allow us to mourn properly? Is there joy to be found in...

/ March 30, 2021
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‘On Reading Well,’ with Karen Swallow Prior

Matt claims that the Mere Fidelity team won’t read fiction with him (though they counter that this is merely due to lack of a suitable reading companion). Karen Swallow Prior joins the conversation to set the record straight about the...

/ March 16, 2021
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‘God of All Things,’ with Andrew Wilson

Mere Fidelity’s own Andrew Wilson (teaching pastor at King’s Church London) has written a stunning book, devotional in nature, but premised on examining things as Things, theologically. So in this episode Andrew gets to be both guest and host as...

/ March 9, 2021