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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
    • 4.8 • 228 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.

    ‘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
    Beatitudes: "Those Who Mourn"

    Beatitudes: "Those Who Mourn"

    Continuing their series of discussions of the Beatitudes, Alastair, Derek, and Matt ask about mourning. What is the role of mourning in the Old Testament? Does our culture allow us to mourn properly? Is there joy to be found in mourning? Listen and consider why Jesus calls those who mourn blessed.
    Full show notes at www.mereorthodoxy.com/categories/mere-fidelity.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
228 Ratings

228 Ratings

Ultraman X 'Gon Give It To Ya ,

Great podcast.

I’ve had the privilege of “knowing” Derek for nearly a decade now. What a humble and charitable thinker, love that this podcast gives him (and the other hosts) an outlet to help and edify and challenge the church.

christianrocker (the first) ,

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I agree with reviewer below I would love to listen to a 3 1/2 hr. episode of the four of you just talking.

ian.hhh ,

Great! One word of feedback.

I really enjoy the podcast. You guys should embrace long form (which is a proven concept). The show ends too quickly and conversation is to constrained by the time limits.

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