Tag: Politics

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
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“Ending Overcriminalization and Mass Incarceration,” with Dr. Anthony Bradley

Justice issues are ever prevalent in modern society. Moreover, conversations around justice are often co-opted by overly simplistic solutions. Dr. Anthony Bradley (Professor of Religious Studies at The King’s College in New York City and Research Fellow at the Acton...

/ May 26, 2020
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“Politics After Christendom,” with Dr. David VanDrunen

What kind of political theology do we need in an age after Christendom? Dr. David VanDrunen joins Matt and Derek to discuss his latest book, Politics After Christendom: Political Theology in a Fractured World, where he aims to answer this...

/ April 21, 2020
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Integralism with Pater Edmund Waldstein

Nearly every Christian tradition has its own view on Christ & Culture; that is, how the Christian church relates to secular culture and political powers. In this episode, Pater Edmund joins Matt and Derek to discuss the classic Roman Catholic...

/ March 10, 2020
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“Who Is an Evangelical?” with Dr. Thomas Kidd

Who is an evangelical? Dr. Thomas Kidd joins Matt and Derek to discuss this pertinent question which is also the title to his recent book, Who Is an Evangelical?: The History of a Movement in Crisis. Listen in on why...

/ October 8, 2019

The Teddy Roosevelt Option: Ben Sasse’s Plan to Save the Country

Let’s get this out of the way right off: The Vanishing American Adult is not a political book. So says author Ben Sasse.

/ May 18, 2017

Mere Fidelity: Politics

Matt, Derek, and Alastair talk politics this week. And we all know that Matt likes to talk politics. If you enjoyed the show (AND ONLY IF), leave us a review at iTunes.  If you didn’t enjoy the show, let us...

/ February 16, 2016
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The Privilege of Atheism, The Politics of Urgency, and The Limits of Policy

What matters more: changing hearts or changing laws? When Hillary Clinton was recently confronted by Black Lives Matter activists about racial injustice in America, she had some frank words: “I don’t believe you change hearts. I believe you change laws.”...

/ October 2, 2015

The Politics of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Dialogue with Chris Schaefer

An old high school friend tweeted: “It’s a Wonderful Life has be the most anti-Tea Party movie ever.” I rakishly tweeted back: “False.” Rather than attempting to hash out this disagreement within the confines of 140 characters, we resolved to...

/ December 22, 2014

Oliver O’Donovan on the American Political Environment

In light light of Andrew’s excellent interviews with Craig Carter, I thought you all might be interested in an interview with Oliver O’Donovan by the folks over at the Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology (may their tribe increase)....

/ October 30, 2010