Category: Mere Fidelity

Mere Fidelity: Christmas

  In this episode, the gang celebrates Christmas by teasing Derek, talking about their favorite books of the year, and engaging other various and sundry topics. Special thanks to MK Creative Arts for the audio editing. If you enjoyed the show (AND...

/ December 23, 2014

Mere Fidelity: Atonement

What shape should the atonement take as a doctrine?  Is penal substitutionary atonement an appropriate account of the doctrine?  Derek and I are joined by not one, but two guests for a conversation about the doctrine of the atonement. Adam Johnson is a professor...

/ December 18, 2014

Mere Fidelity: Teens and Sexting

Hanna Rosin’s recent article at The Atlantic on teens and sexting is a long, disturbing look at a widespread trend. It’s definitely worth a read, though that isn’t necessary to listen to our conversation about it. Special thanks to MK Creative...

/ December 5, 2014

Mere Fidelity: Theosis and the Warning Passages (Ask Us Anything, vl. 2)

In this episode we consider the role the warning passages play in Scripture and the question of theosis.  The conversation takes a hand-brake turn at 16:30, so if you’re only interested in one of those subjects then that’s the place...

/ November 18, 2014

Mere Fidelity: The Bible and Dr. Peter Enns

The backstory:  Andrew Wilson reviewed Dr. Peter Enns’s new book.  Dr. Peter Enns responded to said review.  We talked about it (above), and we scheduled it in a hurry so we didn’t get Dr. Enns on.  Our bad.  We’d love to...

/ November 6, 2014

Mere Fidelity: On Multiple Denominations (Ask Us Anything, vl. 1)

In this installment of Mere Fidelity, we take up the first of the questions which were put to us by you, our listeners:  what do we make of multiple denominations? We didn’t get very far down the list of questions,...

/ October 28, 2014

Mere Fidelity: The ‘Ask Us Anything’ Edition

We’ve had a great time recording Mere Fidelity, and we’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness of your response and support for it. Now we want to hear from you.  We don’t have a show for you this week, so instead we...

/ October 16, 2014

Mere Fidelity: Should we hope to die at 75?

Should we hope to die at 75?  That’s the premise of a long and provocative article at The Atlantic.  As Ezekiel Emanuel, its author, writes: Seventy-five years is all I want to live. I want to celebrate my life while...

/ October 2, 2014

Mere Fidelity: On Friendship

Wesley Hill is one of the brightest and best young writers evangelical Christianity has. His recent cover story at Christianity Today on friendship raised some interesting questions, which we consider in this episode.  Listen in as we discuss friendship’s proper...

/ September 25, 2014

Mere Fidelity: The Benedict Option

“Is there a lesson here for Christians? Should they take what might be called the “Benedict Option”: communal withdrawal from the mainstream, for the sake of sheltering one’s faith and family from corrosive modernity and cultivating a more traditional way...

/ September 17, 2014