Category: Mere Fidelity

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Beatitudes: “Those Who Mourn”

Continuing their series of discussions of the Beatitudes, Alastair, Derek, and Matt ask about mourning. What is the role of mourning in the Old Testament? Does our culture allow us to mourn properly? Is there joy to be found in...

/ March 30, 2021
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‘On Reading Well,’ with Karen Swallow Prior

Matt claims that the Mere Fidelity team won’t read fiction with him (though they counter that this is merely due to lack of a suitable reading companion). Karen Swallow Prior joins the conversation to set the record straight about the...

/ March 16, 2021
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‘God of All Things,’ with Andrew Wilson

Mere Fidelity’s own Andrew Wilson (teaching pastor at King’s Church London) has written a stunning book, devotional in nature, but premised on examining things as Things, theologically. So in this episode Andrew gets to be both guest and host as...

/ March 9, 2021
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‘Turning of Days,’ with Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson is captivated by Genesis chapters 1 and 2. Her writing comes from that deep wonder at God’s creation, and she approaches practical-theological issues in a poetic-devotional mode. This is a delightful conversation with the entire Mere Fidelity team....

/ March 2, 2021
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Beatitudes: “Poor in Spirit”

In the second part of the Mere Fidelity discussion of the Beatitudes, Matt, Alastair, and Derek tackle the first bombshell that Jesus drops: Blessed are the poor in spirit. There’s a strong urge in most of us to spiritualize the...

/ February 26, 2021
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‘Bavinck: A Critical Biography,’ with Dr. James Eglinton

Dr. James Eglinton from the University of Edinburgh joins us to discuss the great theologian Herman Bavinck. Dr. Eglinton just released Bavinck: A Critical Biography. The conversation ranges from a deep exploration of Bavinck’s polymathic tendencies to the very basics...

/ February 20, 2021
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The Beatitudes

With all four of the Mere Fidelity crew on mic, the theological insights fly fast and furious as they take up the discussion of the Beatitudes. Highlights of this episode include: What is a blessing? What are the two kinds...

/ February 9, 2021
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Vaccine Ethics, with Dr. C. Ben Mitchell

There are so many questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Are they safe? Are they ethical? Do they work?  In this episode, Matt, Derek, and Alastair ask the really burning questions really well, and the guest gives really good and insightful...

/ February 2, 2021
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We’ve Got to Talk About Vaccines, with Dr. Gilbert Meilaender

Bioethicist Dr. Gilbert Meilaender published a short article in the Hastings Report questioning whether bioethicists should be making expert pronouncements about public policy. But if we can’t turn to bioethicists for answers, where do we turn? Our local pastors? Dr....

/ January 26, 2021
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The Insurrection of January Sixth

For the first episode of 2021, Matt, Derek, and Alastair apply their expertise and experience to thinking theologically about the pro-Trump protest that turned into an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Is this the fruit of ejecting God from our...

/ January 19, 2021