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End of Year Pandemic Joy

December 29th, 2020 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

As 2020 ends and 2021 begins, the entire cast and crew of Mere Fidelity has gathered to examine in their own inimitable way how this year has affected both the church at large and the individual Christian. Matt, Derek, Andrew, and Alastair share their personal experiences of joy and anxiety in 2020, and they offer practical advice on how they have thrived and what their plans are going forward. You’ll also hear an amazing impersonation by Andrew. Thank you for listening and for sharing the joy of Mere Fidelity!

Mere Fidelity is sponsored by Lexham Press, and features the Lexham Press Book of the Month.

For the month of December, our listeners will get a 25% discount on their purchase of Christ Our Salvation: Expositions & Proclamations, by John Webster, edited by Daniel Bush. Christ Our Salvation is an edifying and spiritually enriching collection of sermons by the renowned John Webster.

Be sure to apply the 25% discount to your purchase with the promo code MEREFIDELITYDEC as you checkout.

Timestamps & Lyrics:

Much gratitude to Lexham Press [1:23]

2020 Survivors Guilt; Different Experiences of Similar Phenomena [2:02]

Where did THAT come from? [14:48]

How has 2020 affected the church? [17:51]

Joy as Antidote to Anxiety [24:13]

Living Off Emotional Reserves and How to Reinvest in Them Smartly [28:48]

Best Advice for Surviving Into 2021 [35:05]


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Follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Crouch for keeping us organized. Thanks to Tim Motte for his sound editing. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.