Hannah Anderson is captivated by Genesis chapters 1 and 2. Her writing comes from that deep wonder at God’s creation, and she approaches practical-theological issues in a poetic-devotional mode. This is a delightful conversation with the entire Mere Fidelity team. They talk about being formed in the school of nature, why we have lost the ability to read natural revelation, and so much more.
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Meditations for Holy Week & Easter [0:00]
The Merrie Band Expands Its Benefits [0:50]
Hannah Anderson (no relation) [3:03]
Where Matt completely misunderstands the Hannah Anderson Canon, and there’s also a giveaway [5:10]
Writing Poetically About Theology [10:53]
Being Shaped by Nature and/or Creation [16:39]
God Speaking to the Cultural Moment [27:44]
We Have Lost Natural Revelation [30:59]
Our Individual Experiences of God; the Shape of a Fern [33:08]
Nature Is More Than a Metaphor [36:01]
How to Approach Nature Without Becoming Silly [40:28]
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Matthew Lee Anderson
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.