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Mere Fidelity: The Reformation, with Carl Trueman

We’re delighted to have Carl Trueman on the show to talk with us about the sources and effects of the Reformation. Trueman holds the Paul Woolley Chair of Church History and is professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary. If...

/ November 7, 2017

The City and the Gods: The Case for the Liberal Order

I’m pleased to publish this guest feature from Dr. Paul D. Miller of the ERLC.

/ November 6, 2017

Sex in Movies: Was John Piper Right All Along?

So Kevin Spacey is in the news this week for what increasingly appears to be a Weinstein- or Cosby-level history of sexual abuse. In Spacey’s case, however, his typical target was allegedly young boys he met through his work as...

/ November 3, 2017

Bucer, Freud, and the Evangelical Counseling Wars

I’m pleased to publish this guest essay from Brian Mesimer. The door closes as your next appointment walks in and sits in the chair across from you. Putting his head in his hands, Rick lets out a mournful sigh. After...

/ November 1, 2017
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Mere Fidelity: Confessions, Book 3

This week Alastair, Derek, and Matt take up and read Book 3 of Augustine’s Confessions. If you’d like to read along–which we encourage you to do–Henry Chadwick’s translation is available widely at a reasonable price. If you like the show, please do leave...

/ October 31, 2017

How to Celebrate the Reformation

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther (might have) nailed his famous 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg. While the historicity of that famous event is in dispute, what is not in question is...

/ October 31, 2017

The Real Presence and the Presence of Reality: In Defense of Reformed Sacramentology

This lecture was originally delivered at Hillsdale College. A PDF version of this essay is also available. Last year, one of Hillsdale’s most famous alumni, Peter Leithart, wrote an essay called “Why Protestants Can’t Write” that began with the line...

/ October 30, 2017
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Book Review: Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Malcolm Guite

I’m pleased to publish this guest review by Dr. Mischa Willett. Let’s get one thing straight: there is nothing wrong with shooting an albatross. As even casual readers in the history of English literature will know, a sailor’s shooting the...

/ October 27, 2017

Conservatism Fails to Act Responsibly

Last Friday Kevin D. Williamson published an essay at National Review that in many ways represents mainstream conservatism’s highs and lows. By turns hilarious, insightful, bizarre, obnoxious, confused, and offensive, Williamson explores the ugly ways in which Trump and his...

/ October 26, 2017

On Powers, Principalities, and Politics

“I’m the idiot box. I’m the TV. I’m the all-seeing eye and the world of the cathode ray. I’m the boob tube. I’m the little shrine the family gathers to adore.” “You’re the television? Or someone in your the television?”...

/ October 20, 2017