“Mere-O Chats” needed a new name, so I gave it one:  The Dispatch.  The feed, etc. stays the same–so if you haven’t yet subscribed, you should.

In this episode, I talk with Jim Belcher of Deep Church fame, which was one of the most talked about books in 2009 (you can read my review here).  In our conversation, we go over whether and how “Deep Church” fits in with Protestant distinctives, and we kick around his thoughts on the relationship between the church and culture.

At the end, Jim discusses the new book he is working on–his first explanation of it, I think, anywhere on the internets.

Since we’ve rechristened the show with a new name, I’ve mixed up the music:  you’ll be hearing the oh-so-sweet tune “I Was Doing All Right” from Oscar Peterson, under the fair use laws, of course.

As always, we love your feedback.  And if there’s someone out there that you think we should talk to, let us know in the comments.

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Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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  1. In which I chat with author @jimbelcher about his bestselling Deep Church: http://bit.ly/dv3gAA #fb

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  3. […] of around here, The Great Theologians is the best of its kind.  For those who are attracted by Jim Belcher’s notion of “deep church” and the “deep tradition” that accompanies it, McDermott’s book is the logical starting […]

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