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🚨 URGENT: Mere Orthodoxy Needs YOUR Help


July 5th, 2021 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

Is gossip always bad? Are you sure about that? Inspired by a recent cover story of Christianity Today Derek, Alastair, and Matt take up the topic of gossip in the church. They explore the topic from Biblical, personal, and organizational perspectives. You may be surprised at the results.

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What’s the tea? [0:00]

The Gospel and Gossip [1:36]

Thinking Biblically About the Power of Speech [3:00]

Abuse of Truth [7:12]

Flattery & Intimacy [11:13]

Positive and Negative Gossip [17:57]

Cultures of Speech [28:59]

Culture of Correction [32:54]

Hearing Gossip [39:21]


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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 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 an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.