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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“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
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Responding to Sexual Abuse in The Church with Dr. Justin Holcomb

Matt and Alastair sit down with Dr. Justin Holcomb to discuss the difficult topic of sexual abuse in the church and how to identify and prevent it. Timestamps: Intro + The constructive aspects in evangelicalism’s new discussion surrounding sexual abuse...

/ May 3, 2019
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7 Myths about Singleness with Sam Allberry

Sam Allberry joins the crew to discuss his new book, 7 Myths about Singleness. Sam helps to unravel some of the modern assumptions around being single in the church and culture, as well as share his experience of being a...

/ April 25, 2019
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The Rise of The “Nones” w/ Dr. Tricia Bruce

Why are more people foregoing religious affiliation in favor of the term “religious nones”? Here to help Matt, Derek, and Alastair wrestle with this subject is Dr. Tricia Bruce. Dr. Bruce is an accomplished sociologist of religion, award-winning author, and...

/ April 18, 2019
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Is it possible for one to know all there is to know about theology by just reading the Bible for themselves? Join Andrew, Alastair, and Derek as they deal with the idea of Biblicism and balance between isolated readings of...

/ April 5, 2019
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The Spirituality of the Church

Should individual Christians be politically active or should the church as an institution be politically active? Join the whole cast and crew as they discuss (and debate) the doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church. Timestamps: Intro + Overview of...

/ March 25, 2019
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All That’s Good: Recovering The Lost Art of Discernment, with Hannah Anderson

How do we find ‘the good’ in a world of bad hot takes? Here to help the crew pan for gold is Hannah Anderson. She joins Andrew, Alastair, and Derek to discuss her new book, All That’s Good: Recovering The...

/ March 14, 2019
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Finding Holy In The Suburbs, with Dr. Ashley Hales

How do Christians live faithfully in the land of too much (i.e., the suburbs)? Here to help answer this question is Dr. Ashley Hales. Dr. Hales joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to talk about consumerism, individualism, busyness, and safety, all...

/ February 28, 2019