All posts by Andrew Walker

Americolatry

Over at Patheos, Timothy Dalrymple has posted a series of questions for Christians to think through regarding our concern and veneration of America. His questions are deserving of a response, not only because they are well-stated, but because deciphering the...

/ September 22, 2010

Christian Encounters: William F. Buckley

Count me disappointed. This was the bitter taste left in my mouth after reading what I had hoped would be an excellent book pertaining to an important subject on an unbelievably influential thinker. I am an enormous William F. Buckley...

/ September 21, 2010

Dispatches from the Values Voter Summit: Needing a Nexus

Events at Values Voter Summit 2010 have begun. As I write, I’m watching Newt Gingrich speak during the morning session on Saturday morning. It is not my intent to summarize yesterday’s events inasmuch as it is to capture the ethos...

/ September 18, 2010

Matt Anderson on “Focusing on the Family”

Matthew Lee Anderson, lead writer at Mere-O, is without internet access for the moment and asked me, apologetically, to put up a link to his newest article at Christianity Today, “Culturally Focusing on the Family.” As expected, it’s excellent. A...

/ September 15, 2010

Doug Wilson on Glenn Beck

I apologize for bringing up the issue of Glenn Beck once again. As I expected, the comments surrounding him garner different, more vitriolic attitudes than I think is typical here at Mere-O. Below is a video I found helpful from...

/ September 14, 2010

Mere-O @ Values Voter Summit 2010

At this week’s upcoming Values Voter Summit 2010, I’ll be on assignment covering the events for MereOrthodoxy.com. Note: I will not be “live blogging” as much as I will be providing a daily summary of what’s occurring, whose shaking things...

/ September 13, 2010

Why are Beck and Palin Popular?

Yet those who deplore Beck and Palin fail to see that the reason for their popularity stems from their uninhibited willingness to evoke and champion precisely those values and themes that the overly fastidious and sophisticated perceive as crude and...

/ September 10, 2010

Civil Religion: A Modest Apologia

There’s been a torrent of debate in the evangelical blogosphere regarding Glenn Beck’s 8/28 “Restoring Honor Rally.” Dividing lines, more or less, have been drawn; allegations of evangelical elitism by Beck’s defenders and accustations of naive, nationalism by his critics....

/ September 9, 2010

On the Proposed Quran Burning

We at Mere-O, seeking to embody a robust Christian orthodoxy coupled with sound social engagement, hereby condemn the proposed Quran burning by a church in Florida whose name we will not dignify by specifying. In an age where religious discourse...

/ September 8, 2010

In Defense of Dinesh

The evangelical world encountered another skirmish this week with the election of conservative public intellectual (and erstwhile Catholic) Dinesh D’Souza to the presidency of King’s College. Where this fever-pitch overreaches is the mistaken belief that King’s is lessening its Protestant...

/ August 27, 2010