Mere Fidelity

“God and Guns in America,” with Dr. Michael Austin

How should Christians think and act with respect to guns and gun ownership? Dr. Michael Austin (Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University and Senior Fellow of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute), joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss his recent...

/ July 7, 2020

In Memory: Professor James D. G. Dunn

The death of my friend Professor James D.G. Dunn, aged 80, brought back many memories not just of his extraordinary range of achievements in biblical scholarship but in his humanity and passion for biblical mission and ministry.

/ July 6, 2020

Is the Queen Post-Liberal?

As any number of the modern political “pathologies” that so mystify our ruling classes, from Brexit to Trump and the EU’s slow-burn implosion, testify, liberalism is out of puff. Everywhere, the political, economic, and cultural establishments that have determined our...

/ July 2, 2020

D. B. Hart’s Inquisitor

“It is hard to understand the psychology of pious Christians who calmly accept the fact that their neighbors, friends, and relatives will perhaps be damned. I cannot resign myself to the fact that the man with whom I am drinking...

/ July 1, 2020

Be Fearful as Christ was Fearful

Be not afraid. Thus does Holy Scripture instruct the people of God time and again. In every manner of situation, God or Christ or an angel of the Lord disarms the fright of mere mortals overawed by divine glory or...

/ June 30, 2020
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The Bostock Ruling with Tim Schultz

Tim Schultz, president of the 1st Amendment Partnership, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to protecting religious freedom for Americans of all faiths, joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss the Bostock v. Clayton County ruling. The discussion includes an overview of...

/ June 26, 2020

Covenants and the Common Good: Toward a Renewed Politics

Only a few paragraphs into Genesis and the age-old tensions between the individual and society are already beginning to emerge. The story begins with one Individual formed in the image of God, with individual dignity and worth. Yet it is...

/ June 25, 2020

Beauty Spots

…When old age shall this generation waste,                 Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say’st,          “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all                 Ye know on earth, and all ye need...

/ June 24, 2020
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“Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World,” with Dr. Tara Isabella Burton

While formal religious adherence has decreased in the modern age, spirituality has not. To answer why intuitions seem to be replacing institutions, Dr. Tara Isabella Burton joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss her new book, Strange Rites: New Religions...

/ June 23, 2020

The Israeli Unity Government, Explained

When Israelis awoke on the morning of Sunday, May 17, something was different. By the end of the day, for the first time in over 500 days, they were in a country with a fully functional government. For almost a...

/ June 22, 2020