Monthly Archives: November 2016

Podcast: The Post-Election Show

On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, Andrew, and I discuss the US election and its aftermath. I’ve written quite a lot over the last few weeks on issues related to the election. Here are a few posts: 10 … Continue reading

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The De-Condensation of Humanity

The Ribbonfarm blog has always been one of my preferred locations for imaginative societal analysis online. What Ribbonfarm offers, perhaps more than any other blog out there, is close attention to calibrating the lenses through which we can analyse the … Continue reading

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The Eternal Subordination of the Son Controversy: 8. κεφαλή in 1 Corinthians 11:3

1. The Debate So Far 2. Survey of Some Relevant Material 3. Subordination 4. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 1) 5. The Need for Trinitarian Clarity (Part 2) 6. The Tension Between Bible and Doctrine 7. Reconciling Scripture and Dogma The … Continue reading

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Durham Cathedral

If you’ve been a visitor to this blog for any length of time, you may have noticed that Durham Cathedral keeps making an appearance. During my time in Durham it has been so many things for me: a place of … Continue reading

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A Crisis of Discourse—Part 2: A Problem of Gender

An Elephant in the Room In my previous post (which I have renamed so that this flows more clearly from it), I observed a growing crisis for progressivism, as people across the political spectrum are rejecting its form of discourse. … Continue reading

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Can Social Justice Be Distinguished From Social Justice Ideology?

In response to my recent posts, a couple of commentators were concerned that the exact target of my criticisms was unclear, and that some readers might be left with the impression that I was challenging the cause of social justice … Continue reading

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Podcast: Richard Hooker

For some time I’ve wanted to discuss Richard Hooker on the podcast, not least because we seldom speak about the continuing importance of figures from church history on Mere Fidelity. This week, while the other crew members were away, I … Continue reading

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A Crisis of Discourse—Part 1: Cracks in the Progressive Left

I’ve renamed this post so that the post that follows will represent a smoother transition from it, but no content has been changed. My Pre-Election Reflections Over the last week or two, in the run up to the American election, … Continue reading

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In Which A Man Explains Things

The following is a comment I posted on an online friend’s blog. I posted a comment pushing back against the idea that Trump supporters were largely driven by misogyny and racism, suggesting that a more charitable and optimistic construction of … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Collapse of American Protestantism

I’ve written a piece for The Gospel Coalition on the collapse of American Protestantism and what we should be braced for in the future. It’s also noteworthy that almost all the Christian intellectuals Jacobs discusses, whether historic or contemporary, belonged … Continue reading

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