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From the Mere Orthodoxy Podcast Network: thoughtful weekly conversations about theology, the culture, and the church, hosted by Matthew Lee Anderson, Derek Rishmawy, Alastair Roberts, and Andrew Wilson.

Mere Fidelity Mere Fidelity

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 272 Ratings

From the Mere Orthodoxy Podcast Network: thoughtful weekly conversations about theology, the culture, and the church, hosted by Matthew Lee Anderson, Derek Rishmawy, Alastair Roberts, and Andrew Wilson.

    Virtuous Persuasion, with Dr. Michael Niebauer

    Virtuous Persuasion, with Dr. Michael Niebauer

    What counts as doing God’s mission? How do we measure the success of Christian mission? It’s very tempting to turn it into a numbers game, or to rely on our own strategies. But Dr. Michael Niebauer has written the Mere Fidelity Book of the Month about this very topic. Matt and Alastair examine with him this very crucial aspect of our Christian life.
    Full show notes at www.merefidelity.com.

    • 52 min
    On the Monarchy

    On the Monarchy

    In light of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the two British and one Canadian member of the Mere Fidelity cast & crew ruminate upon the peculiarities, virtues, weaknesses, generalities, and specificities of the institution of the British monarchy.
    Full show notes at www.merefidelity.com.

    • 43 min
    Introspection

    Introspection

    What are the limits of introspection as a Christian discipline? Is introspection advocated in Scripture? When you listen in silence to the voice inside you, is there a danger in paying attention to it? Alastair, Derek, and Matt take up these questions and more.
    Full show notes at www.merefidelity.com.

    • 49 min
    Lying

    Lying

    The Bible has some tricky passages. Occasionally here on Mere Fidelity the crew likes to pick one of these up and try to unravel it. On the discussion table today: How do we reconcile clear laws and murky narratives? For instance, it seems that the commandments against lying are absolute, and yet in Exodus 1, God blesses the Hebrew midwives for their deception. Let’s dive in with Matt, Alastair, and Derek.
    Full show notes at www.merefidelity.com.

    • 49 min
    Internet Anonymity

    Internet Anonymity

    Is it licit for Christians to be anonymous on the internet? What role could anonymity play in evangelism? Should you tell your pastor about your secret accounts? And is Twitter the only problem? Andrew, Alastair, and Matt (n.b., not anonymous) discuss.
    Full show notes at www.merefidelity.com.

    • 47 min
    The Name of the Lord

    The Name of the Lord

    What exactly does it mean for God to “vindicate,” “sanctify,” or “glorify” His name? Derek has been giving this question a lot of systematic theology thought. Alastair and Matt join him in this intellectual workout, starting with the Lord’s Prayer and proceeding through Athanasius, Aquinas, honor culture, and our own times.
    Full show notes at www.merefidelity.com.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
272 Ratings

272 Ratings

RachelAngelia ,

Most Engaging Podcast

I really enjoy this podcast. I love both the depth and lightheartedness with which they address theological and cultural questions, and they consistently choose such worthwhile questions to discuss and authors to host. I invariably come away having learned a lot and been highly entertained while doing it. I especially love that they give air time to genuine disagreements, among themselves or between themselves and their guests in a very cordial yet sharpened and purposeful way. This is a skill nearly everyone could probably get better at in our current culture. In addition, I love that they honor the contributions of thoughtful feminine authors on culture and theology. I can happily listen to more episodes of this podcast consecutively than any other show.

Griff Price ,

Engrossing, Stimulating, Practical

Great panel of hosts, fantastic guest queue - every episode is intellectually stimulating and fascinating, yet there is always pragmatic application and a practical, down to earth focus. Edifies me, and helps me love God and neighbor with my heart, soul, mind (and strength if I’m listening while jogging, haha)…Perhaps the best part of this podcast is how charitable convos are, and that while the hosts take their guests and content seriously, they don’t take themselves too seriously. Refreshing!

VroomT93 ,

Used to be good

For a long time, this podcast was my favorite. Recently (because of their sponsors?) they’ve moved to interviews with rather weak authors, and the pushback/engagement is soft. The podcast used to be somewhat intellectually rigorous and stimulating, but now it’s a big pillow fight, an extended infomercial for the latest evangellyfish pop-theology publication. It’s losing its edge. It’s disappointing to me, because I’ve been a faithful listener since the beginning.

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