Category: Mere O Toast

Forthcoming Special Edition Bibles from a Major Christian Publisher

The Mere O team has deep connections to the Christian publishing industry, and over the course of a recent three-mocktail lunch in midtown Manhattan with an unnamed industry bigwig, our operative managed to secure a list of titles forthcoming from...

/ November 29, 2018

“Avoidance Is Not Purity”: An Ode on the Pence Rule

By Eric Hutchinson “Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?”–King Solomon

/ May 7, 2018

7 Things You Should Know About the Evangelical Deep State

By Susannah Black, Matt Loftus, and Jake Meador 2017 was the year of the deep state, a year when the inner workings of the American system were exposed to the world and we realized that what we thought was a...

/ February 13, 2018

Quiz: Are you an evangelical?

Matthew Loftus, Susannah Black, Matthew Lee Anderson, Jon Askonas, and Christian Young assisted with the drafting of the questions. Also, thanks to Alan Noble for mentioning this idea on Twitter!

/ December 15, 2017
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Retitling Classic Christian Books for the Internet Age

Thanks to Jon Askonas and Matt Loftus for their help with this. St. Augustine: Crazy Mixed-Up Love: How I Tried Everything Else And Accidentally Found Jesus Martin Luther: Stop Going to Church: How the Church Undermines Authentic Christian Spirituality

/ October 18, 2017

Two Cow Denominations

Calvinism – You have two bulls. They argue with each other incessantly. You have no idea what they are talking about. Appalachian holiness – You have two snakes. Acts 29 – You have a bull and a cow. They are...

/ September 14, 2017

Behind the Music: The Bathroom Bolsheviks

Critic: The first time I saw The Bathroom Bolsheviks live was in 1877. It was unlike anything I or anyone else had ever seen. Audience Member: When Trotsky came out on stage, the crowd went crazy. And then when their...

Tim Keller Goes for a Walk

This piece was co-written with Jake Meador.  Tim Keller: (Walks outside on beautiful fall day, inhales deeply, and sighs contentedly) This is such a lovely day. Rachel Held Evans: What exactly are you implying?

/ January 13, 2017