All posts by Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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Mere Fidelity: The Value of Controversy

On this week’s show, Alastair, Matt and Derek consider the nature, ethics, and benefits of theological controversies. We can neither confirm nor deny that recent events played a role in helping us choose this topic. Next week’s show will be...

/ September 19, 2017

Evangelicalism’s ‘Flight 93’ Moment: Reflections on the Nashville Statement

What does the Nashville Statement mean? And to whom should we look to help us understand? Conservative evangelicals have been gripped by such questions since the CBMW released the statement two weeks ago. Yet while its advocates and defenders have...

/ September 12, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Orthodoxy and Sexual Ethics

And…we’re back. After a long summer break, we have returned. We skip all the niceties and how are yous and plunge in to recent discussions about the relationship between ‘orthodoxy’ and sexual ethics. The Nashville Statement makes an appearance, of...

/ September 5, 2017

Why I Won’t Sign the Nashville Statement

The ongoing dispute over the shape and meaning of “evangelicalism’s” understanding of sexual ethics took a sharper, more institutionally focused form yesterday. The CBMW convened what they are calling a “Coalition for Biblical Sexuality,” and released a series of affirmations...

/ August 30, 2017

Orthodoxy, Sex Ethics, and the Meaning of Nature

James K.A. Smith’s recent criticism of those who have made a particular sexual ethic a criterion of ‘orthodoxy’ has generated a minor kerfuffle, as these things go. My friends and Mere Fidelity collaborators Derek Rishmawy and Alastair Roberts have both...

/ August 9, 2017

A Brief Commendation: The Addicts Next Door

I cannot remember reading an essay that has moved me as much as Margaret Talbot’s devastating New Yorker piece on our opioid crisis. The prose is mostly unadorned, because it can be. Many of the stories Talbot recounts are so...

/ June 13, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: The Benedict Option, with Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option has been one of the most talked about books of 2017, and his blog is one of the most popular socially conservative blogs in the country. Now, the man himself joins us to talk about it. Listen...

/ April 26, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: The Resurrection of Politics

Matt, Derek, and Mere-O’s own Jake Meador discuss the implications of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ for political theology. (Note: Matt posted the wrong episode before, so please shame him appropriately.) If you like the show, please do leave us...

/ April 19, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: On Genesis 1, Part Two

We enjoyed our last Bible study on Genesis 1 so much that we decided to do it again. Listen in as Alastair, Matt and Andrew discuss the second half of the chapter. If you like the show, please do leave...

/ April 13, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: A Bible Study on Genesis 1

Alastair, Derek and Matt get together for a good ol’ fashioned Bible study on Genesis 1. If you like the show, please do leave us a review on iTunes. We are also available on Google Play. If you’re interested in...

/ April 4, 2017