Category Archives: Church History

Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’ Book 2

We started reading through Augustine’s Confessions together a few weeks ago. This week we discuss the second book, especially Augustine’s discussion of his theft from the pear tree. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past episodes … Continue reading

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Podcast: Augustine’s ‘Confessions’ Book 1

We have just started reading through Augustine’s Confessions together on Mere Fidelity. This week we discuss the first book, in which Augustine talks about his childhood. You can also follow the podcast on iTunes, or using this RSS feed. Listen to past … Continue reading

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New Book on Charles Taylor with an Essay of mine on Liturgy in a Secular Age

A new book edited by Collin Hansen on the tenth anniversary of Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age has just been released by the Gospel Coalition. There are a number of thoughtful and stimulating essays within the volume, which would be … Continue reading

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A Remark on Creedally-Defined Orthodoxy

The question of the definition of orthodoxy has been a live one, since James K.A. Smith posted on the subject in relation to debates surrounding sexuality. The following is a remark on the question of ‘orthodoxy’ as defined creedally. For … Continue reading

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People of the Promise—A New Book From the Davenant Institute

The Davenant Institute (the name has just been changed from the Davenant Trust) has a forthcoming book on the subject of Protestant ecclesiology, to which I have contributed an article on the ecclesiology of Pentecost. There are several other superb … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Benedict Option, with Rod Dreher

Our last episode of Mere Fidelity for a few months is devoted to a discussion of the book of the hour, The Benedict Option, with its author, Rod Dreher. We explore the questions of how the Church should relate to society in … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Lent, with Steven Wedgeworth

This week on Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I are joined by our friend Steven Wedgeworth for a discussion of the subject of Lent, developing out of a Twitter discussion for which Keith Miller is responsible. Should we celebrate Lent? … Continue reading

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