Mere Fidelity

The “Boring” Parts of Scripture – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

Matt, Derek, and Alastair mull over the “boring” parts of scripture to see how these monotonous passages can be more greatly appreciated and share advice and resources that everyday Bible-readers can use. Matt also shares why Derek and Alastair are wrong for suggesting any book but John as the first book of the Bible a new Christian should read. Timestamps: Intro + What do we do with “boring” parts of scripture? [0:00 – 8:40] Is it legitimate for those who…

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Kinism, Online Troll-Culture, and the Poway Shooter with Joe Carter – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

Matt, Derek, and Alastair sit down with Joe Carter to discuss the ongoing cultural theme of online radicalization and how the church can respond.   Timestamps: Intro [0:00 – 3:00] The motives of the Poway Shooter [3:43 – 4:50] The definition of “Kinism” and its impacts on the church [3:43 – 9:00] How teens are radicalized online [9:00 – 13:30] How to recognize the signs of online cult-like dynamics and social contagions [13:30 – 16:13] The difference between “healthy” online…

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7 Myths about Singleness with Sam Allberry – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

Sam Allberry joins the crew to discuss his new book, 7 Myths about Singleness. Sam helps to unravel some of the modern assumptions around being single in the church and culture, as well as share his experience of being a single minister. Timestamps:  Intro + the myths about singleness [0:00 – 2:50] The Bible’s positive view of singleness + the differences between singleness and celibacy [2:50 – 7:15] Wrestling with the idea of singleness being or not being a gift…

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Responding to Sexual Abuse in The Church with Dr. Justin Holcomb – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

Matt and Alastair sit down with Dr. Justin Holcomb to discuss the difficult topic of sexual abuse in the church and how to identify and prevent it. Timestamps: Intro + The constructive aspects in evangelicalism’s new discussion surrounding sexual abuse [0:00 – 7:00] The importance of this conversation and how it helps us refine our theology of forgiveness [7:00 – 14:10] How our theology can help us deal with the wrong we have played in these matters [14:15 – 19:00]…

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All That’s Good: Recovering The Lost Art of Discernment, with Hannah Anderson – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

How do we find ‘the good’ in a world of bad hot takes? Here to help the crew pan for gold is Hannah Anderson. She joins Andrew, Alastair, and Derek to discuss her new book, All That’s Good: Recovering The Lost Art of Discernment, and shares how, through discernment, we can not only survive the world but enjoy it. Timestamps: Intro: [0:00 – 2:40] Why write a book on discernment? [2:40 – 4:40] Why “discernment” is often used in a…

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The Spirituality of the Church – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

Should individual Christians be politically active or should the church as an institution be politically active? Join the whole cast and crew as they discuss (and debate) the doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church. Timestamps: Intro + Overview of the Doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church [0:00 – 6:40] How the Church of England handles the doctrine while the Monarch is the head of the church [6:40 – 8:20] Who disagrees with the doctrine [9:30 – 13:50] Should…

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Biblicism – Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture – Christian Article

Is it possible for one to know all there is to know about theology by just reading the Bible for themselves? Join Andrew, Alastair, and Derek as they deal with the idea of Biblicism and balance between isolated readings of scripture and implicit faith in church traditions. Timestamps: Intro + the meaning of biblicism [0:00 – 2:30] The difference between being “biblical” and being a “biblicist”  [2:30 – 6:00] Differences between biblicism in the popular and academic areas [6:00 –…

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Mere Fidelity: The Texts of Advent – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

Derek, Alastair and Andrew consider the biblical basis and shape of Advent. 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. If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here. Finally, as always, follow Derek, Andrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download…

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Mere Fidelity: *The Prodigal Prophet* with Dr. Tim Keller – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

We’ve started 2019 with a bang, as Dr. Tim Keller joins the show to discuss The Prodigal Prophet, his new book on Jonah. 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. If you’re interested in supporting the show financially, you can check out our Patreon here. Finally, as always, follow Derek, Andrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Motte for his sound editing work. And thanks to The Joy…

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