The Seed of Woman: Mary Among the Protestants

By Matthew Y. Emerson and R. Lucas Stamps One of our favorite images that circulates on social media during Advent depicts Eve and Mary both gazing at Mary’s swollen abdomen, a belly pregnant with the Life of the World, Jesus....

/ December 6, 2018

Reforming Virtue Ethics

By Brewer Eberly and Brian Mesimer “What is the chief end of man?” Many Reformed evangelicals will recognize this as the opening question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. Christians may be surprised to learn that it is the same question...

/ December 4, 2018

The Prophet of Unbelief: On Arthur Clough, T. S. Eliot’s Forgotten Predecessor

By Clark Elder Morrow Allow me to quote a brace of familiar lines from T. S. Eliot’s “Choruses from ‘The Rock'”: In the land of lobelias and flannels The rabbit shall burrow and the thorn revisit, The nettle shall flourish...

/ November 30, 2018

Forthcoming Special Edition Bibles from a Major Christian Publisher

The Mere O team has deep connections to the Christian publishing industry, and over the course of a recent three-mocktail lunch in midtown Manhattan with an unnamed industry bigwig, our operative managed to secure a list of titles forthcoming from...

/ November 29, 2018
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The Danger of Neglecting the Old Testament

By Joshua Heavin “How I love your torah, O Lord!” (Psalm 119:97) Love for torah is always fittingly strange by the grace of God. But I am concerned that literacy of and love for the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament...

/ November 28, 2018
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Mere Fidelity: Felix Culpa

Alastair, Matt and Derek consider the idea of a ‘felix culpa,’ or ‘happy fall.’ The iTunes feed is here, if you’d like to subscribe (thanks to everyone who has reviewed us so kindly) and an RSS feed for the show lives here....

/ November 27, 2018

Book Review: The Power of Silence by Robert Cardinal Sarah

The modern world has a curious way of stripping something away and then selling it back to us at a premium. Or, to put it another way, of transforming formerly public goods into a private luxuries. I’m sure you can...

/ November 27, 2018

Savage Love: A Review of the Work of Elisabeth Elliot

“‘You are loved with an everlasting love,’ that’s what the Bible says, ‘and underneath are the everlasting arms.’ This is your friend Elisabeth Elliot…” I grew up hearing those words regularly on the radio as they opened Elisabeth Elliot’s “Gateway...

/ November 26, 2018

“Easier For People To Be Good”: Ten Theses on the Bible, Poverty, and Justice

Peter Maurin and Dorothy Day wrote about building “that kind of society where it is easier for people to be good”. While Maurin and Day were very much against statism (PDF) and would probably disagree with a number of the...

/ November 8, 2018

7 Theses on Christians and Politics for Election Day

When it comes to discussing questions of politics, Christians can take several different approaches. A safe and sometimes reasonable strategy is to put a moratorium on such conversations in Bible studies, small groups, and other church functions for the simple...

/ November 6, 2018