All posts by 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).

Three Reasons You Should Watch Mad Men

Matt got us started on the TV/Pop Culture kick, so I figured it’d be OK if I made my own TV recommendation for Mere O readers. Season 4 of AMC’s hit Mad Men will be debuting this July, which means...

/ June 14, 2010

Sayers on Work: What about the Sabbath?

Dorothy Sayers says that work is what we were put on earth to do. And, personally, I want to agree with her. But supposing one accepts that definition of work, how then do we understand the Sabbath?

/ June 11, 2010

The Sustainability of a Purely Evangelical Identity

Yesterday I got coffee with a friend and our conversation eventually turned to the topic of modern American evangelical identity. My friend voiced frustrations with the arbitrary nature of evangelicalism’s identity with church history. For the most part, evangelicals do...

/ June 10, 2010

“Victimization” Studies and the Evangelical Conscience

A bit more background on me: My focus during my undergraduate career was post-colonial African history. Someday I want to go to grad school to continue studying it. Depending on the program I get in, I might be able to...

/ June 9, 2010

Lousy Trailers and Sewage-filled Ponds

There were a thousand reasons to hate the small campsite nine friends and I called home for three days last summer. Our “cabin” was more like a trailer. There were four mattresses and ten of us – and making room...

/ June 9, 2010