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Lessons from the Harrison Butker Saga

May 24th, 2024 | 6 min read

By Jake Meador

It seems to be taken for granted in many portions of Scripture that over the course of seeking to live faithful lives God's people will meet opposition, sometimes fierce opposition. The letter of 1 Peter presupposes such things—and if we accept the traditional dating and authorship of the epistle than the man who wrote the book was himself killed for his faith not long after writing. Likewise, the book of Daniel simply takes the reality of opposition for granted, showing us examples in the text of how faithful followers of God are threatened with fire, lions, and other forms of execution.

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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).