Category: Blogging

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On Long Posts

A brief word about running longer essays given the long piece from Alastair Roberts we’re running today. There are five brief points I want to make that you can read parallel to the piece Alastair ran over at his blog...

/ August 18, 2015
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The Evolution of Blogs and the Future of Mere O

If the conventional blog wasn’t dead before The Dish’s demise, the shuttering of Andrew Sullivan’s iconic internet publishing venture surely signaled the end of traditional blogging. Once an intriguing new publishing form that shunned the norms of traditional journalism for...

/ July 29, 2015

A Resignation Letter

Let me get this out of the way, so no one else has to say it:  “Farewell, Matthew Lee Anderson.” Effective immediately, I am stepping down as Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy and handing full control of the site over...

/ July 22, 2015

Marijuana, Caffeine, and a Therapeutic Drug Culture

That’s the subject of my latest essay over at The Gospel Coalition.  Here’s my concluding paragraphs: Yet the more interesting cases come closer to us. Consider the interrelationship between caffeine and marijuana. On the one hand, many of us rely...

/ March 7, 2013

Digging Down to the Substance of Things

Trevin thinks that when it comes down to it, the curiosity of the blogger makes the blog: The best blogs are a combination of the two. The blogger has a curious nature, and this curiosity manifests itself naturally in his...

/ August 17, 2011

Top Posts for June and July

Here are the top 10 posts from the past two months at Mere-O: I unpacked the music of Terence Malick’s beautiful Tree of Life and how it should affect our understanding of it. I examined  parents who allow their children to have sex...

/ August 6, 2011

Blogging as Letters to our Future

Alissa Wilkinson: So maybe we can think of blogs—at least the good ones, and maybe even ones like these—as letters, if not to friends, to everyone, to the future: here is who we are, as it unfolded in real time;...

/ July 20, 2011

Marx: Administrative Tyranny?

As I mentioned earlier in the week, there’s been a great discussion going over at Bensonian.org on Terry Eagleton’s book Why Marx Was Right. As an avowed non-Marxist, I was somewhat surprised to be invited to participate in the discussion,...

/ April 1, 2011

Who’s Afraid of Marx?

Christopher Benson at Bensonian.org, has unveiled his introductory post on the blog tour of Terry Eagleton’s newest book, Why Marx Was Right. Organized by Yale University Press, Christopher’s site will have four different reactions each to a different chapter of...

/ March 28, 2011

Passive Agressive Blogging

So, one guy writes a post about how young people who were raised within the church are leaving behind Christianity and offers a few reasons why.  Good post.  Dude’s got a book coming out on the topic, and it looks...

/ September 6, 2010