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Announcing Mere Orthodoxy’s Patreon Campaign

July 24th, 2017 | 12 min read

By Jake Meador

Mere Orthodoxy Patreon Campaign

Our republic is currently embarked on an audacious experiment: We have, through a series of economic and cultural choices, destroyed many of the intermediate social structures that people rely on to shape their lives and give them a sense of purpose and significance. We have redefined the family. We have built a system that emphasizes freedom from restraint for individuals combined with an expansive state to serve as a sort of artificial glue to hold the entire corrupt system together. And we have completely obliterated social trust and the virtues of neighborliness while still at least attempting to use a system of government that depends upon those very things for its coherence.

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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).