Hey all—I’ve got a couple things I’m hoping to get published soon from other contributors and I’m wanting to continue the series I started last week. That said, my dad has been in the hospital since last Monday afternoon and is now on a ventilator as they try to help him recover from some massive brain trauma suffered following a complication from a necessary treatment to deal with some blood clots in his lungs. You can read more about it here on Joie and my family blog. For now, if things are a bit slow around here, that’s why. We’d also really appreciate your prayers for dad and for our family as we may be forced to make some very difficult decisions in the coming days.

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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).


  1. Hoping and praying for the best for you and your dad.


  2. I will pray Jake.


  3. Hey Jake I pray that your father will be healed through the power of Christ and that you and your family will be engulfed with grace, peace and most of all wisdom.


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