All posts by Caleb Wait

Caleb Wait (MATS, Westminster Seminary California) is a writer and the producer of Mere Fidelity. He and his wife Kristin have two children and live in Northern California. You can follow him on Twitter @calebwait and he invites you to email him at ciwait93@gmail.com.

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‘Christ and Calamity,’ with Dr. Harold Senkbeil

Dr. Harold Senkbeil—Adjunct Professor at Concordia Theological Seminary and Executive Director with DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel—joins Derek and Alastair to discuss his latest book, Christ and Calamity: Grace and Gratitude in the Darkest Valley. Listen...

/ August 4, 2020
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The Imago Dei

The Imago Dei is one of the most used theological categories to argue why all humans deserve dignity and sanctity. However, is this all that the imago dei should be used for? The entire cast and crew of Matt, Derek,...

/ July 28, 2020
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The Theology of the Tabernacle

Matt, Derek, and Alastair take a respite from discussions surrounding current events to take up the biblical theological topic of the tabernacle. Listen in to hear how the tabernacle motif is carried throughout scripture and why it isn’t merely a...

/ July 14, 2020
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“God and Guns in America,” with Dr. Michael Austin

How should Christians think and act with respect to guns and gun ownership? Dr. Michael Austin (Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University and Senior Fellow of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute), joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss his recent...

/ July 7, 2020
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The Bostock Ruling with Tim Schultz

Tim Schultz, president of the 1st Amendment Partnership, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting religious freedom for Americans of all faiths, joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss the Bostock v. Clayton County ruling. The discussion includes an overview of...

/ June 26, 2020
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“Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World,” with Dr. Tara Isabella Burton

While formal religious adherence has decreased in the modern age, spirituality has not. To answer why intuitions seem to be replacing institutions, Dr. Tara Isabella Burton joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss her new book, Strange Rites: New Religions...

/ June 23, 2020
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QAnon and The Church

Matt, Derek, and Alastair sit down to discuss why people are attracted to conspiracy theories. Listen in to hear the difference between credulity and conspiracy, why fringe groups matter, and how to handle those in the church who embrace QAnon...

/ June 16, 2020
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Lynchings, Protests, Unrest, and Racism in America with Malcolm Foley

How have black protestant’s responded to their lynchings through American history? Malcolm Foley (PhD Candidate in Religion at Baylor University and Director of Discipleship at Mosaic Waco) joins Matt and Derek to discuss his research on this issue and how...

/ June 9, 2020
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“Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration,” with Dr. Anthony Bradley

Justice issues are ever prevalent in modern society. Moreover, conversations around justice are often co-opted by overly simplistic solutions. Dr. Anthony Bradley (Professor of Religious Studies at The King’s College in New York City and Research Fellow at the Acton...

/ May 26, 2020
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The Struggle of Prayer

Matt, Derek, and Alastair discuss the struggles and misconceptions surrounding prayer: how prayer becomes burdensome, prayer as experiencing God in a veiled way, and what petitions in prayer should we not ask for? All of this and more. Timestamps: LIVE...

/ May 19, 2020