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.

Sex, Temptation, and the Gay Christian: What Chastity Demands

Can we have an argument about being a ‘gay Christian’? That is the question which I have been wondering since the storm of Baptist and Presbyterian furor descended upon Revoice. The conference is an attempt by a wide variety of...

/ June 20, 2018

The Christian and Homosexuality: Further Notes Toward an Evangelical Sexual Ethic

Note: Given the recent discussions about Revoice–a conference at which I am speaking–I asked Jake if he would republish the two chapters from my first book that are directly on questions of sexual desire. Today’s essay takes up the question of homosexuality. Yesterday’s...

/ June 19, 2018

The Body and its Pleasure: Toward an Evangelical Sexual Ethic

Note: Given the recent discussions about Revoice–a conference at which I am speaking–I asked Jake if he would republish the two chapters from my first book that are directly on questions of sexual desire. Today’s essay takes up how evangelicalism has depicted...

/ June 18, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 10

Matt, Alastair and Derek take up and read Confessions Book 10. If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here. Finally, as always, follow Derek, Andrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work. And thanks to The...

/ June 5, 2018

Mere Fidelity: Hospitality and Immigration, with Dr. Matthew Kaemingk

Rev. Dr. Matthew Kaemingk is an assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary and the associate dean of Fuller Texas in Houston. He is also the author of the recently released Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an...

/ May 23, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 9

Derek, Matt and Alastair read Book 9 of Augustine’s Confessions, which includes the vision at Ostia and Monica’s death. If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here. Finally, as always, follow Derek, Andrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy...

/ May 9, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Matt Chandler, on Christian Courage

Matt Chandler joins the show to discuss his new book (with David Roark) Take Heart, and on the need for Christian courage in a post-Christian world. If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here. Finally, as always,...

/ May 1, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 8

Matt, Alastair and Derek carry on with their discussion of Augustine’s Confessions.  If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here. Finally, as always, follow Derek, Andrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work. And thanks...

/ April 25, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Theophanies, with Vern Poythress

Rev. Dr. Vern Poythress is professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is also the author of the newly published Theophany: A Theology of God’s Appearing. He joins the show to discuss God’s appearances in Scripture, and...

/ April 18, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Ross Douthat, on ‘To Change the Church’

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat joins Derek and Matt to discuss his new book, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism. Douthat’s excellent new book explores the legacy of Pope Francis and the crisis within the Roman Catholic...

/ April 11, 2018