Category: Mere Fidelity

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The Temptation in Gethsemane

 The entire cast and crew are together to discuss Jesus’ temptation in the Garden of Gethsemane. What is the nature of temptation, what are the Christological distinctions to be made in these passages, and how are Jesus’ temptations different...

/ September 18, 2019
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Occult Spirituality with Dr. Tara Isabella Burton

Dr. Tara Isabella Burton joins the crew to discuss why occultism, astrology, tarot cards, folk religion, and New Age spirituality are all the rage and why this phenomenon is not particular to religious “nones.” Timestamps: Intro + The rise and...

/ September 10, 2019
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Jephthah’s Vow in Judges 11

Matt, Derek, and Alastair dive into the difficult and unsettling text of Jephthah’s vow in Judges 11. The crew covers recent and old interpretations of the troubled passage, asking if certain texts can or should be “smoothed over” with typology,...

/ September 3, 2019
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“In Search of The Common Good,” with Jake Meador

How are Christians able to fulfill the Law of Love and be good neighbors in a fragmented age? Jake Meador contributes to answering this question in, “In Search of The Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World.” Jake joins...

/ August 27, 2019
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“Dignity,” with Chris Arnade

Chris Arnade joins Andrew, Derek, and Alastair to talk about his new book, “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America,” where he tells the stories of how America’s poor find dignity and identity in their forgotten communities. Timestamps: Intro +...

/ June 27, 2019
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The “Boring” Parts of Scripture

Matt, Derek, and Alastair mull over the “boring” parts of scripture to see how these monotonous passages can be more greatly appreciated and share advice and resources that everyday Bible-readers can use. Matt also shares why Derek and Alastair are...

/ June 4, 2019
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Kinism, Online Troll-Culture, and the Poway Shooter with Joe Carter

Matt, Derek, and Alastair sit down with Joe Carter to discuss the ongoing cultural theme of online radicalization and how the church can respond.   Timestamps: Intro [0:00 – 3:00] The motives of the Poway Shooter [3:43 – 4:50] The...

/ May 20, 2019
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Responding to Sexual Abuse in The Church with Dr. Justin Holcomb

Matt and Alastair sit down with Dr. Justin Holcomb to discuss the difficult topic of sexual abuse in the church and how to identify and prevent it. Timestamps: Intro + The constructive aspects in evangelicalism’s new discussion surrounding sexual abuse...

/ May 3, 2019
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7 Myths about Singleness with Sam Allberry

Sam Allberry joins the crew to discuss his new book, 7 Myths about Singleness. Sam helps to unravel some of the modern assumptions around being single in the church and culture, as well as share his experience of being a...

/ April 25, 2019
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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