Category: Christian Life

On Conservatives and Progressives Together

This bit from Aaron Armstrong’s review of my new book is worth considering more: After reading this book, one thing is abundantly clear: Anderson is a uniter. He finally brings “progressives” and “conservatives” together—but it’s not to hold hands and...

/ July 11, 2013

A Personal Note about *The End of our Exploring*

If I may sound a personal note, just for a moment: over the past year or so I have written less here at Mere-O than ever before. That has partly been strategic: as I have decreased, the audience has increased,...

/ July 9, 2013

The End of Our Exploring: Buy One, Give One (for free)

Let’s get straight to the awesome: Until THIS FRIDAY, anyone who has bought a copy of The End of Our Exploring:  A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith can give an electronic copy away to the friend, pastor,...

/ July 8, 2013

The End of our Exploring: The Trailer and Sample Chapters

Well, here’s this thing.  The book is officially shipping from Amazon and other retailers and being automagically delivered to Kindle and Nook devices.  People are taking it up and reviewing it on Goodreads and elsewhere.  For instance, Paul Putz compares me...

/ July 1, 2013

Blue Like Orthodoxy: When Donald Miller met G.K. Chesterton

Donald Miller recently offered this commendation of Chesterton to all of Christians: Personalities like Chesterton, C.S. Lewis and Kipling are gone now in the Christian world. Or at least they are unknown. Christian thinking is dominated by Americans who choose...

/ June 20, 2013

Have Christians Lost Their Sense of Difference?

How are Christians set apart or distinct from the unbelieving world? When push comes to shove, would any observer be able to pick today’s edgy/authentic/real/raw/not-your-grandmother’s Christian out of the proverbial crowd? In what ways are we embodying the call to...

/ June 19, 2013

Get Chesterton’s Orthodoxy Free (with a new Introduction by…Me)

Update:  Orthodoxy is now available for free on Barnes and Noble’s Nook.  Get it here.  How do you sell a book when you’ve a smallish audience, no real “name recognition,” and you want to avoid spamming folks with desperate pleas...

/ June 17, 2013

Get a Free Copy of *The End of our Exploring*

My next book releases the first week of July and I’m starting to get really excited about it finally reaching the public. Over the next few weeks, you’ll be hearing a bit more about the project and about how we...

/ June 10, 2013

A Few Words on *The End of Our Exploring*

As you may know, my next book, The End of our Exploring:  A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith, arrives on store shelves the first week of July. Though I haven’t said much about the project to this point,...

/ June 5, 2013

Still Eating Sausages: Reservations Regarding Evangelicals and Lent

Matt’s discussion of the Radicals and their revolution against comfortable and convenient Christianity has emerged, perhaps fittingly, during the liturgical season of Lent. The annual forty-day fast has always focused on the sacrifice inherent to the Christian call. Therefore, it...

/ March 27, 2013