Category: Mere Fidelity

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The Rise of The “Nones” w/ Dr. Tricia Bruce

Why are more people foregoing religious affiliation in favor of the term “religious nones”? Here to help Matt, Derek, and Alastair wrestle with this subject is Dr. Tricia Bruce. Dr. Bruce is an accomplished sociologist of religion, award-winning author, and...

/ April 18, 2019
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Biblicism

Is it possible for one to know all there is to know about theology by just reading the Bible for themselves? Join Andrew, Alastair, and Derek as they deal with the idea of Biblicism and balance between isolated readings of...

/ April 5, 2019
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The Spirituality of the Church

Should individual Christians be politically active or should the church as an institution be politically active? Join the whole cast and crew as they discuss (and debate) the doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church. Timestamps: Intro + Overview of...

/ March 25, 2019
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All That’s Good: Recovering The Lost Art of Discernment, with Hannah Anderson

How do we find ‘the good’ in a world of bad hot takes? Here to help the crew pan for gold is Hannah Anderson. She joins Andrew, Alastair, and Derek to discuss her new book, All That’s Good: Recovering The...

/ March 14, 2019
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Finding Holy In The Suburbs, with Dr. Ashley Hales

How do Christians live faithfully in the land of too much (i.e., the suburbs)? Here to help answer this question is Dr. Ashley Hales. Dr. Hales joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to talk about consumerism, individualism, busyness, and safety, all...

/ February 28, 2019
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Mere Fidelity: The Invisibility of the Church

Inspired by the discussion over Andrew’s book, Matt, Derek, and Alastair sit down to tackle another ecclesiastical issue: the invisibility of the church.   Timestamps: Intro [1:00 – 3:30]. The origin and meaning of the doctrine of the invisibility of...

/ February 21, 2019
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Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship

Andrew’s new book, Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship, is just that: an invitation to have and experience charismatic worship while also holding to a high view of the sacraments. The crew sat down to discuss the book and...

/ February 12, 2019
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Economics, Class and the Family, with Dr. Diane Schanzenbach

Tucker Carlson recently went on a rant about work, economics and class. So we brought on an expert to talk about it, and about the place of family and the church in responding to shifting economic conditions. Dr. Diane Schanzenbach,...

/ February 5, 2019
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Mere Fidelity: Millennials and Burnout, with Paul Gutacker

According to Anne Helen Peterson, millennials are the ‘burnout generation.’ Paul Gutacker, who directs the Brazos Fellows, joins Derek and Matt to consider Peterson’s essay and how Christians might respond to the problem. If you’re interested in supporting the show...

/ January 24, 2019
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Mere Fidelity: *The Prodigal Prophet* with Dr. Tim Keller

We’ve started 2019 with a bang, as Dr. Tim Keller joins the show to discuss The Prodigal Prophet, his new book on Jonah. The iTunes feed is here, if you’d like to subscribe (thanks to everyone who has reviewed us so kindly)...

/ January 8, 2019