Category: Mere Fidelity

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‘The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self,’ with Dr. Carl R. Trueman

Dr. Carl Trueman has written the book of the moment for Christian intellectuals this winter: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution. He joins the entire Mere Fidelity cast...

/ December 1, 2020
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‘The Logic of the Body,’ with Dr. Matthew LaPine

Derek, Matt, and Alastair are so excited about this book by Dr. Matthew LaPine, Pastor of Theological Development at Cornerstone Church of Ames, Iowa. You will be excited too! LaPine tells the story of the separation of psychology from theology...

/ November 24, 2020
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A Theology of Gratitude

Every year Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a secular, not a Christian, holiday. But gratitude is baked into the very foundation of Christianity, and even of Creation itself. On this episode, Matt, Derek, and Alastair unpack the role of gratitude in...

/ November 17, 2020
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US vs. UK Evangelicalism

How does Evangelicalism differ between the UK and the US? The Mere Fidelity crew is perfectly situated to address this question from personal experience and expertise. Andrew Wilson joins this episode to round out the full complement. The two Brits...

/ November 10, 2020
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‘Divine Ideas,’ with Dr. Thomas M. Ward

If all being originates in God, and God is One, how can there be many beings? This is just one of the questions that Dr. Thomas Ward discusses here with Matt and Derek, and in his book, Divine Ideas. Dr....

/ November 3, 2020
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‘Hearers and Doers,’ with Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer

In the Christian Life, there is often a disconnect between our hearing and confessing and our doing. In light of this perennial problem, Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer joins Matt, Alastair, and Derek to discuss his work, Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s...

/ October 27, 2020
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Live Patreon Q&A

What is the everlasting destiny of animals? This is just one of the many fun and stimulating questions we recently discussed with our Patreon supporters. Enjoy a sample of this discussion, and if you wish to hear all 1 hour...

/ October 14, 2020
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‘The End of The Christian Life,’ with Dr. J. Todd Billings

How do people keep ahold of the goodness of God in the face of the horror of death? While there is no easy answer to such a question, Dr. J. Todd Billings—professor of Reformed theology at Western Theological Seminary and...

/ October 6, 2020
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What is an Institution?

Jake Meador, Editor-in-Chief at Mere Orthodoxy, joins Matt and Derek to discuss religious institutions. Listen in to hear discussions on what makes institutions different than websites, how to avoid institutional drift, what to do when charismatic figures effectively function as...

/ September 29, 2020
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Prophets at Large

The pitfalls surrounding our public speech and proclamations are many: Why is it that we avoid topics so as to appease certain constituencies, and why is it that we are more than happy to engage others and make a show...

/ September 22, 2020