Monthly Archives: November 2015

Moral Sentimentalism and a Mechanized Society

Last year Jake Meador and I had a wide-ranging and stimulating conversation on the subject of Lent, which was published over on Mere Orthodoxy. We both enjoyed the exchange immensely and recently decided to have another e-mail conversation, which we … Continue reading

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Mere Fidelity Patreon

Mere Fidelity has a number of running costs: $135 a month when you include Soundcloud hosting and sound editing. To this point, Matt has very generously paid for all of this for us. However, we could really do with some … Continue reading

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Review of Jonathan Grant’s ‘Divine Sex’

My review of Jonathan Grant’s new book, Divine Sex: A Compelling Vision for Christian Relationships in a Hypersexualized Age, has just been posted over on The Gospel Coalition website. Divine Sex divides into two halves: the first mapping the “modern sexual … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Life You Never Expected

This week’s Mere Fidelity podcast has a very depleted cast; only Andrew and I were around, as both Derek and Matt were at ETS. I took the opportunity to discuss Andrew’s new book, The Life You Never Expected: Thriving While Parenting … Continue reading

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Open Mic Thread 42

The open mic thread is where you have the floor and can raise or discuss issues of your choice. There is no such thing as off-topic here. The comments of this thread are free for you to: Discuss things that you … Continue reading

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Podcast: Sacrifice

On Mere Fidelity this week, Derek, Matt, and I discuss Moshe Halbertal’s book, On Sacrifice. I recommend Halbertal’s book very highly. Do share your thoughts in the comments. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS … Continue reading

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Review of John Barclay’s Paul & the Gift

I have reviewed John Barclay’s outstanding new book, Paul & the Gift, over on Reformation21. This anthropological treatment of ancient and modern understandings of gift paves the way for Barclay’s central thesis: gift/grace is a concept that can legitimately be … Continue reading

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Podcast: Transfiguration

In the latest Mere Fidelity episode I join Derek Rishmawy and Andrew Wilson to discuss the subject of the Transfiguration. Please leave any thoughts that you might have on the podcast in the comments. You can also follow the podcast … Continue reading

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Brad Littlejohn on Richard Hooker

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of interviewing my good friend Brad Littlejohn about his new book about the sixteenth century English theologian, Richard Hooker. You can read the entire interview over on Mere Orthodoxy. Within it, Brad demonstrates the profound … Continue reading

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The Politics of Hannah’s Opened Womb

I have just posted over on Political Theology Today, on Hannah’s prayer in the temple at the start of 1 Samuel and her prayer of rejoicing after the birth of her son. They are also stories of unrecognized turning points … Continue reading

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