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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).



April 9th, 2023


Good Friday

April 7th, 2023

Featured / Church / Christian Life

He is Risen

April 17th, 2022


Book Review: The Household and the War for the Cosmos by C. R. Wiley

September 20th, 2019|6 min read

Books / Gina Dalfonzo

Book Review: One by One by Gina Dalfonzo

June 28th, 2017|7 min read

Books / Benedict Option / Anthony M. Esolen

Reviewing Anthony Esolen's "Out of the Ashes"

March 10th, 2017|7 min read

Localism / Nebraska / Place

Regarding Nebraska

September 12th, 2016|12 min read

Gender Roles / Gender / Marriage / CBMW / complementarianism

The Evangelical Gender Crack-Up

July 14th, 2016|9 min read

Black Lives Matter / race / Alton Sterling

On Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

July 7th, 2016|9 min read

Literature / Lord of the Rings / J. R. R. Tolkien / Benedict Option

Tolkien's Holy Fools

March 14th, 2016|6 min read

Uncategorized / About Mere O

Brief Update

December 14th, 2015

Refugee / Pro-Life / Social Trends / Social Justice / social justice

Listener Response to the Mere Fidelity Refugee Episode

September 28th, 2015|3 min read

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film review / Immigration / Food

The Search for General Tso

September 23rd, 2015|4 min read

Technology / Sexuality / Tinder / Dating / sexuality

On Tinder and Why It's OK to Commodify Sex

August 19th, 2015|4 min read

History/Church History / church history / Law / Marcionism / Capital Punishment

Christian Ethics, Evangelicals, and Functional Marcionism

May 26th, 2015|6 min read

Law / Dzhokhar Tsarnaev / Boston Bombing / Capital Punishment

Arguing For and Against Capital Punishment

May 19th, 2015|3 min read

the vocation of writing / Writing / Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons, ESPN, and the New Writing Economy

May 11th, 2015|4 min read

Literature / Lord of the Rings / J. R. R. Tolkien

What I Saw in the Shire--JRR Tolkien and the Love of Little Things

March 25th, 2015|3 min read

Books / harry potter

The Forgetfulness of Love in Harry Potter

February 3rd, 2015|4 min read

Culture / Church / Social Trends

Respectability and the Plausibility of Orthodoxy

September 4th, 2014|3 min read