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The Mainline We Need

September 22nd, 2023 | 16 min read

By Jake Meador

Aaron Renn has kindly linked to a number of our recent pieces here at Mere O, including some of my work on a hypothetical new mainline as well as Tim Suffield's reflection on counter-institutions.

In his response to my Mainline post, he noted that what I'm describing as a desirable goal is not really Mainline Protestantism.

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Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy. He is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy, and sons Wendell, Austin, and Ambrose. Jake's writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play and he has written or contributed to several books, including "In Search of the Common Good," "What Are Christians For?" (both with InterVarsity Press), "A Protestant Christendom?" (with Davenant Press), and "Telling the Stories Right" (with the Front Porch Republic Press).

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