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We discuss the shape faithfulness to the Gospel should take in the twenty-first century. We talk a lot about theology, but may take up anything pertaining to politics, culture, or society as well.

Mere Fidelity Mere Fidelity

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 36 Ratings

We discuss the shape faithfulness to the Gospel should take in the twenty-first century. We talk a lot about theology, but may take up anything pertaining to politics, culture, or society as well.

    ‘Baptism,’ with Dr. Peter Leithart

    ‘Baptism,’ with Dr. Peter Leithart

    We need a renewal of baptismal imagination. Peter Leithart joins Andrew, Alastair, and Derek to help point the way toward that renewal. Did you know that baptism implies an anthropology that cuts across the grain of our modern notion of consent? There is a ton of typology. Water events! Food events! And of course the debate over full immersion makes an appearance.
    Full show notes at www.mereorthodoxy.com/categories/mere-fidelity.

    • 49 min
    ‘Simply Trinity,’ with Dr. Matthew Barrett

    ‘Simply Trinity,’ with Dr. Matthew Barrett

    Punching back against Eternal Functional Subordination theory, Dr. Matthew Barrett has written Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit. Matthew, Derek, and Alastair have questions. If you’ve ever wondered why God gave us the names “Father” and “Son,” or what implications the Trinity has for our society, then this is the conversation for you. (Some free copies of Dr. Barrett’s book are available for the Merrie Band of Patreon Supporters.)
    Full show notes at www.mereorthodoxy.com/categories/mere-fidelity.

    • 50 min
    Beatitudes: “Hunger & Thirst”

    Beatitudes: “Hunger & Thirst”

    Continuing our series of discussions on the Beatitudes, Alastair, Derek, and Matt next consider “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness.” At first glance this statement seems completely obvious. But when you dig deeper and look at the connected issues of justice, humility, and anger (as well as actual physical hunger) you discover so much more.
    Full show notes at www.mereorthodoxy.com/categories/mere-fidelity.

    • 41 min
    Responding to Secularism

    Responding to Secularism

    As secularism has grown ascendant and liberalism has become decadent, Christians have used different strategies to respond. Some change to accommodate the culture, some hunker down and wait for it to blow over, and some propose re-Christianizing America. Ross Douthat recently wrote a piece analyzing these responses. You’ll get a lot more out of this Mere Fidelity conversation if you read Ross Douthat’s article first. Nothing says Mere Fidelity better than a heated exchange over the pronunciation of ‘amicable.’
    Full show notes at www.mereorthodoxy.com/categories/mere-fidelity.

    • 47 min
    Beatitudes: “Meek”

    Beatitudes: “Meek”

    Meekness is not often understood. And when it’s understood, it’s not often commended. And when it’s commended, it’s not often lived out. And yet we are told that the meek will inherit the earth. How should we understand this virtue Biblically? And how should we practice it in our cultural moment?
    Full show notes at www.mereorthodoxy.com/categories/mere-fidelity.

    • 39 min
    Easter Hymns

    Easter Hymns

    He is risen indeed! This high holy day calls for reveling in the glories of the best Easter hymns. Visit the full show notes to read the lyrics of the three hymns that Matt, Alastair, and Derek discuss in this episode.
    Full show notes at www.mereorthodoxy.com/categories/mere-fidelity.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Simon Dalton ,

Banter not needed!

I love your podcast. It doesn’t need a banter section, and sometimes the banter detracts from the quality of discussion. Sometimes I skip it. Keep on going but stick to your USP - high level quality theology, any old podcast can do banter. Keep up the great work!

SJK1952 ,

The Imprecatory Psalms

A really insightful and helpful discussion on some of the most difficult scripture passages for contemporary readers.

Petejccw ,

Fidelity doesn't have to be dull

Top podcast - always stimulating, never dull, great transatlantic thing going on.

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