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Fatherhood and Carrying the Fire

(Short explanatory note: My dad has been in the ICU with life-threatening injuries for over two weeks now due to medical issues which you can read about in more detail here. If you want to know more about how he’s...

/ December 23, 2015

Brief Update

Hey all—I’ve got a couple things I’m hoping to get published soon from other contributors and I’m wanting to continue the series I started last week. That said, my dad has been in the hospital since last Monday afternoon and...

/ December 14, 2015

33 Under 33 at Christianity Today: A few quick thoughts

Christianity Today’s new cover story is a list of 33 “young believers who [they] think are leading today’s church in key ways—and who embody what it will look like in the years to come.”  Or, as my good friend Eric...

/ July 1, 2014

On the Two Aspects of Salvation, Redux

In light of Chuck’s excellent essay on Calvin’s understanding of justification and sanctification, I want to draw your attention to this bit by Oliver O’Donovan at the recent event in Washington D.C.: …In grasping what God has done in raising...

/ October 29, 2013

Announcing Mere-O’s Latest Effort: Mere-O Notes

It’s a little-known fact about Mere-O that we were “microblogging” before Twitter or Tumblr was “a thing.”  Between 2006 and 2009, we kept a curated list of links on our sidebar that was one of the more popular things that...

/ April 22, 2013

A Tribute to Edith Schaeffer

If my house were burning to the ground and my family was safely outside, there’d be one book in my library I’d most hope to save from the fire: a paperback of Edith Schaeffer’s 1975 book What is a Family?...

/ April 2, 2013

The Torrey Honors Institute Welcomes Dr. Christopher Mitchell

Longtime readers of Mere-O know my fondness for my alma mater, Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute.*  When my good friend and founder of the program John Mark Reynolds left, it was something of an upheaval.  Torrey and John Mark were almost synonymous...

/ February 19, 2013

Notes on Christmas Camp

Last week I attended a Sufjan Stevens concert in Hollywood at the Fonda Theater. It was Sufjan’s Christmas concert tour, celebrating the immense collection of Christmas music in Suf’s catalogue (most recently the just-released 5-disc set, Silver & Gold, which...

/ December 10, 2012

On Thanksgiving and the Act of Gratitude

I have taken to joking in recent months that given the shape of my life at this particular moment, I’ve lost every right to complain–ever. And it’s true:  I have a great deal to be thankful for.  I am in...

/ November 21, 2012

Skyfall: Strongest Bond Yet

Chris Tookey, writing for that bastion of careful reflection (not) The Daily Mail, suggests Skyfall is the best Bond film and adventure flick pretty much ever. It’s difficult to acquiesce Bond 23 deserves such accolades, but Tookey’s heart is in...

/ October 31, 2012