The whole cast and crew of Matt, Derek, Alastair, and Andrew, are here to answer questions from listeners of Mere Fidelity. Listen in as the guys tackle the following: Where does one start reading the early church fathers, does the incarnation mean that God changes, how should one go about picking their denomination, and where exactly do theologians come from?


Intro + Question 1: Where should one start reading the early church fathers? [0:00 – 9:24]

Question 2: Does the incarnation mean that God changes? [9:24 – 11:45]

Question 3: Why are each of you the denomination that you are, should Protestants seek the “right” denomination or remain where they are, how does this apply to those who are non-denominational? [11:45 – 30:55]

Question 4: Where do theologians come from? + Conclusion [30:55 – 41:26]

Resources mentioned:

On the Incarnation: Saint Athanasius

Augustine’s Confessions

The Ante-Nicene Fathers: The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325 Volume I – The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons: Against Heresies

Article: Michael Horton on The Village Green of Evangelicalism

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Finally, as always, follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.

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Caleb Wait (MATS, Westminster Seminary California) is a writer and the producer of Mere Fidelity. He and his wife Kristin have two children and live in Northern California. You can follow him on Twitter @calebwait and he invites you to email him at

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