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 he converses with the other hosts, Alastair, Derek, and Matt. Since you deal with things every day, you will definitely get something valuable out of this conversation.

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

The Book of the Month is Baptism: A Guide to Life from Death by Peter J. Leithart. Get a discount using the promo code MEREFIDELITYMAR21. Peter Leithart reunifies a church divided by baptism. He recovers the baptismal imagination of the Bible, explaining how baptism works according to Scripture. Then, in conversation with Christian tradition, he shows why baptism is something worth recovering and worth agreeing on.

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Book of the Month Deal [0:00]

Podcast Banter: Yea or Nay? [1:30]

Andrew’s New Book: God of All Things [2:25]

How Everyone on Mere Fidelity Contributed to the Thingness of Things [4:46]

Who is Andrew’s book for? [10:25]

The Theological Premise that Connects Tools, Pigs, Honey, & Other Things [11:25]

Only the Finest Sacramental Pixie Dust [17:01]

How Humans Are Related to Things [22:32]

Worship with Things [30:39]

Redemption of Things [35:21]



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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.

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