Mere Fidelity

A Theology of Gratitude

Every year Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as a secular, not a Christian, holiday. But gratitude is baked into the very foundation of Christianity, and even of Creation itself. On this episode, Matt, Derek, and Alastair unpack the role of gratitude in...

/ November 17, 2020

Book Review: Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher

I have been reading Rod Dreher’s dispatches from St. Francisville religiously for years now, and I eagerly awaited his newest book, Live Not By Lies. I became a regular reader of Dreher’s work around the same time I converted to...

/ November 13, 2020

Book Review: Can’t Even by Anne Helen Petersen

We live in a cultural landscape ripe for burnout. In Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation, Anne Helen Petersen engages in compelling cultural analysis to argue why millennials are not lazy or entitled (as they have wrongly been...

/ November 12, 2020

Death Does Not Come for the Deserving

At that time, some people came and reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. And He responded to them, “Do you think that these Galileans were more sinful than all Galileans because they...

/ November 11, 2020
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US vs. UK Evangelicalism

How does Evangelicalism differ between the UK and the US? The Mere Fidelity crew is perfectly situated to address this question from personal experience and expertise. Andrew Wilson joins this episode to round out the full complement. The two Brits...

/ November 10, 2020

Christian Hospitality in an Age of Fear: An Interview with Rod Dreher

This is a lightly edited and condensed transcript of a conversation I had with Rod Dreher about his new book Live Not by Lies. Jake Meador: Thanks so much for joining me. I’m excited to talk to you more about...

/ November 9, 2020

Book Review: The End of the Christian Life by J. Todd Billings

We live in a death-denying and death-defying culture. We know, on an intellectual level, that one day we will die, yet we tend to avoid contemplating this inescapable truth more than is strictly necessary. For modern people, death is an...

/ November 3, 2020

Natural Law in Early Protestantism

The role of natural law in Reformed Protestantism has been a topic of considerable debate since the twentieth century. As early as the debate between Karl Barth and Emil Brunner in 1934, two competing views on natural law emerged: the...

/ November 3, 2020
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‘Divine Ideas,’ with Dr. Thomas M. Ward

If all being originates in God, and God is One, how can there be many beings? This is just one of the questions that Dr. Thomas Ward discusses here with Matt and Derek, and in his book, Divine Ideas. Dr....

/ November 3, 2020
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Citizen Strangers and the Cost of Compromise

The words flowed in perfect patriotic cadence. “My fellow Americans, we are going through a time of testing. But if you look through the fog of these challenging times, you will see, our flag is still there today…” Words that...

/ November 2, 2020