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

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For and Against: Multi-site Churches

Andrew, Matt, and Derek sit down to discuss the phenomenon of multi-site churches. Andrew argues for the soundness of such an ecclesiastical practice and Matt and Derek aren’t so sure.     If you’re interested in supporting the show financially,...

/ October 22, 2019
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“Who Is an Evangelical?” with Dr. Thomas Kidd

Who is an evangelical? Dr. Thomas Kidd joins Matt and Derek to discuss this pertinent question which is also the title to his recent book, Who Is an Evangelical?: The History of a Movement in Crisis. Listen in on why...

/ October 8, 2019
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“The Color of Compromise,” with Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby joins Derek and Alastair to discuss the history of racism in the American church in his latest book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. Listen in as they discuss everything from...

/ September 25, 2019
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The Temptation in Gethsemane

 The entire cast and crew are together to discuss Jesus’ temptation in the Garden of Gethsemane. What is the nature of temptation, what are the Christological distinctions to be made in these passages, and how are Jesus’ temptations different...

/ September 18, 2019
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Occult Spirituality with Dr. Tara Isabella Burton

Dr. Tara Isabella Burton joins the crew to discuss why occultism, astrology, tarot cards, folk religion, and New Age spirituality are all the rage and why this phenomenon is not particular to religious “nones.” Timestamps: Intro + The rise and...

/ September 10, 2019
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Jephthah’s Vow in Judges 11

Matt, Derek, and Alastair dive into the difficult and unsettling text of Jephthah’s vow in Judges 11. The crew covers recent and old interpretations of the troubled passage, asking if certain texts can or should be “smoothed over” with typology,...

/ September 3, 2019
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“In Search of The Common Good,” with Jake Meador

How are Christians able to fulfill the Law of Love and be good neighbors in a fragmented age? Jake Meador contributes to answering this question in, “In Search of The Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World.” Jake joins...

/ August 27, 2019
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“Dignity,” with Chris Arnade

Chris Arnade joins Andrew, Derek, and Alastair to talk about his new book, “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America,” where he tells the stories of how America’s poor find dignity and identity in their forgotten communities. Timestamps: Intro +...

/ June 27, 2019
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The “Boring” Parts of Scripture

Matt, Derek, and Alastair mull over the “boring” parts of scripture to see how these monotonous passages can be more greatly appreciated and share advice and resources that everyday Bible-readers can use. Matt also shares why Derek and Alastair are...

/ June 4, 2019
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Kinism, Online Troll-Culture, and the Poway Shooter with Joe Carter

Matt, Derek, and Alastair sit down with Joe Carter to discuss the ongoing cultural theme of online radicalization and how the church can respond.   Timestamps: Intro [0:00 – 3:00] The motives of the Poway Shooter [3:43 – 4:50] The...

/ May 20, 2019