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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Should Evangelicals Vote for Clinton or Trump?

Let us revisit, one final time, what has become the question for those with hesitations about voting for Donald Trump: For whom, then, shall we vote? The nearer the election comes, the sharper the pressure will be upon those who...

/ October 6, 2016
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Mere Fidelity: The Four Loves, Part One

C.S. Lewis’s work The Four Loves is a classic, so we decided to discuss it. Our conversation today focuses on the first two chapters. In two weeks time, we will consider chapter three. If you enjoyed the show, leave us a review at...

/ October 4, 2016
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Mere Fidelity: On Biblical Exegesis and Systematic Theology

On this show, we discuss the thorny relationship between Biblical exegesis and systematic theology. It’s a lot of fun, let me tell you. But the real news is that we have music! Yes, music! Kenneth Padgett from The Joy Eternal...

/ September 20, 2016
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Mere Fidelity: The Righteous Mind

Andrew, Alastair, and Derek consider Jonathan Haidt’s thesis that conservatives and liberals are divided by how they value harm, fairness, and authority. — If you enjoyed the show, leave us a review at iTunes. If you didn’t enjoy the show,...

/ September 13, 2016
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Mere Fidelity: Are there any more Christian ‘Intellectuals’?

We loved Alan Jacobs’s terrific essay on the decline of Christian intellectuals and the reasons for it so much that we wanted to talk about it. So, we did. While reading Jacobs’s essay isn’t quite mandatory before listening, the conversation may be a bit perplexing...

/ September 6, 2016
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Mere Fidelity: On Plagiarism, with Justin Taylor

  Justin Taylor, Senior Vice President at Crossway Books, joins us this week to talk about the badness of plagiarism. He and Matt get into an argument; hilarity doesn’t quite ensue, but a good time was had by all (we...

/ August 23, 2016
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Mere Fidelity: The Olympics and Sport, with Michael Austin

Philosopher Michael Austin joins us to discuss the Olympics, sport, and whether we should watch any of it anyway. Austin is the editor of a variety of volumes on philosophy and sport, is a frequent writer at Psychology Today, and is...

/ August 16, 2016
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Mere Fidelity: On Satire, with Karen Swallow Prior

The incomparable Karen Swallow Prior joins Matt, Alastair, and Derek for a serious conversation on the uses and abuses of satire. Jonathan Swift’s famous essay “A Modest Proposal” makes an appearance, of course. But so does this analysis of ‘punching up’...

/ August 2, 2016
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Recovering our Confidence: Four Theses on Social Conservatism (#4)

Note from Jake: This is the final post in Matt’s social conservatism series published in 2012 which we are re-publishing this week. Post 1, Post 2, Post 3 One of my underlying themes through this week has been the current...

/ July 29, 2016
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Recover Intellectual Creativity: Four Theses on Social Conservatism (#3)

Note from Jake: This is part three of Matt’s series on social conservatism from the fall of 2012 which we are re-publishing this week. Part 1, Part 2 Let’s start today with a detour through David Brooks’ column from this...

/ July 28, 2016