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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.

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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.

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    'The End of The Christian Life,' with Dr. J. Todd Billings

    'The End of The Christian Life,' with Dr. J. Todd Billings

    How do people keep ahold of the goodness of God in the face of the horror of death? While there is no easy answer to such a question, Dr. J. Todd Billings—professor of Reformed theology at Western Theological Seminary and a terminal cancer patient himself—joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss his recent book, 'The End of The Christian Life: How Embracing Our Mortality Frees Us to Truly Live.' Listen in as Dr. Billings helps the cast and crew reflect on death, life, and what it means to be united in the death and life of our Lord.

    • 52 min
    What is an Institution?

    What is an Institution?

    Jake Meador, Editor-in-Chief at Mere Orthodoxy, joins Matt and Derek to discuss religious institutions. Listen in to hear discussions on what makes institutions different than websites, how to avoid institutional drift, what to do when charismatic figures effectively function as the institution itself, and more.

    • 43 min
    Prophets at Large

    Prophets at Large

    The pitfalls surrounding our speech and public proclomations are many: Why is it that we avoid topics so as to appease certain constituencies, and why is it that we are more than happy to engage others and make a show out of the speck in another's eye? The full cast and crew of Matt, Derek, Alastair, and Andrew sitdown to discuss these issues and divulge when and why they each decide to speak out on a given topic.

    This episode is sponsored by Lexham Press. Mere Fidelity is excited to announce our new partnership with Lexham, a publisher that seeks to increase biblical literacy, thoughtful Christian reflection, and faithful action around the world by publishing a range of Bible study materials, scholarly works, and pastoral resources.

    • 47 min
    'Fashion Theology,' with Dr. Robert Covolo

    'Fashion Theology,' with Dr. Robert Covolo

    What hath Jerusalem to do with Paris, or Carthage with Milan? Dr. Robert Covolo joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss his latest work, 'Fashion Theology,' where he gives an account of the dynamic relationship between theology and fashion through the rich history of Christian thought as well as recent political, social, aesthetic, literary, and performance theory.

    • 50 min
    'Jesus and the Forces of Death,' with Dr. Matthew Thiessen

    'Jesus and the Forces of Death,' with Dr. Matthew Thiessen

    When considering his numerous encounters with the ritually impure, many today depict Jesus as a prophet who, in his ministry, was against Jewish laws and purity rituals. However, does this telling of the gospel accounts do justice to Jesus's handling of the impure and the dying? Dr. Matthew Thiessen joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss his work, 'Jesus and the Forces of Death: The Gospels' Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism,' to discuss these questions and more.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

Pastaalan ,

Not afraid to wrestle with the tensions of faith

This podcast is excellent in its focus on the gospel and all its implications. Their different backgrounds and experiences help me wrestle with the tensions of living by faith in the 21st century.

joeysef41 ,

Good podcast on differing Christian perspectives

Love the combination of American and British Christian perspectives. Conservative but nuanced

Robert_Freeman ,

Could use more Anglicans

I love this podcast as much as Matt seems to like interrupting others.

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