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 Reformation, with Carl Trueman

We’re delighted to have Carl Trueman on the show to talk with us about the sources and effects of the Reformation. Trueman holds the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. If...

/ November 7, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 3

This week Alastair, Derek, and Matt take up and read Book 3 of Augustine’s Confessions. If you’d like to read along–which we encourage you to do–Henry Chadwick’s translation is available widely at a reasonable price. If you like the show, please do leave...

/ October 31, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 2

This week Alastair, Derek, and Matt take up and read Book 2 of Augustine’s Confessions. If you’d like to read along–which we encourage you to do–Henry Chadwick’s translation is available widely at a reasonable price. If you like the show, please do leave...

/ October 17, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Translating Genesis, with Samuel Bray and John Hobbins

Derek and Alastair are joined by Samuel Bray and John Hobbins, who have co-authored a new translation of Genesis 1-11. If you like the show, please do leave us a review on iTunes. We are also available on Google Play. If you’re...

/ October 3, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Augustine’s *Confessions,* Book I

This week Alastair, Derek, and Matt take up and read Book 1 of Augustine’s Confessions. If you’d like to read along–which we encourage you to do–Henry Chadwick’s translation is available widely at a reasonable price. If you like the show, please do leave...

/ September 26, 2017
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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