Here at Mere-O, we pretty much kill off everything cool.

And now we’re gunning for the podcast.

We are entering the audio fray with “Mere-O Chats.”  (And we’re taking name suggestions, so put yours below!)

Our only goal is to have stimulating conversations with thinkers–Christian or not–who are up to interesting stuff.  Consider it the poor man’s Mars Hill Audio, if only because (a) it’s free and (b) I am no Ken Myers.

Did I mention I’m no Ken Myers?  I’m no Hugh Hewitt, either.  The first episode was hard enough to do, but then I went and made it even harder by interviewing Dr. JP Moreland, a longtime hero of mine and someone whose at least 100 times as smart as I am.

We talk evangelicalism in the first half, and the body in the second.  I was nervous (did I mention I’m no Ken Myers?), so I missed a bunch of opportunities to press him in areas that I wanted to press him.  So be forewarned.  But it’s J.P. Moreland, and he is both erudite and provocative.  So listen.

I don’t know how often we’ll do these, but count on them semi-regularly.  And if you listen through it, feel free to leave feedback below.  And let us know if there’s someone you think we should talk to.  No guarantees that we’ll get to them, but we’ll try.

The music, I should note, is from the talented Allison Krauss and falls under fair use laws.

And did I mention I’m no Ken Myers?

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Posted by 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.


  1. Very cool initial offering. From an EO perspective “he is not far from the kingdom” :) (Not said with any condescension…) I’d be interested to know if he has ever visited an EO liturgy and seen the “role of the body in worship”. I wish you would have done an hour (or more). You’ll work out the techie issues, but the content was excellent.


  2. Whoa…..that looks *way* different than it did when I put it up last night. Obviously, I’m new to this podcasting game….I’m going to have to tinker with it to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

    And thanks for the kind words on the content. I was pretty self-conscious with this one, but the next one will be (I think) significantly better.



  3. Whatever happened to the Descartes discussion?


  4. We had them…..and they were awesome. : ) Per those posts, people interested were supposed to email me. Were you interested?



  5. Excellent podcast! I look forward to more! I really love what J.P. has done and it had to be really cool to interview him.

    Let me know if you want help with the audio plugin. 8^D
    [:: Sean ::]


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