Category Archives: Culture

Difficult Straits—Milo Yiannopoulos, SJWs, and the Treacherous Passage into Adulthood

The following are some quickly assembled and loosely joined together thoughts on the recent (temporary?) fall of Milo Yiannopoulos and some of the responses. Provocation and Hypocrisy A few days ago, recordings of Milo Yiannopoulos joking about and suggesting the … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Fractured Republic, with Yuval Levin

  On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, Andrew, and I are joined by a very special guest, Yuval Levin. We discuss some of the issues raised in his superb new book, The Fractured Republic, and his vision for a healthy … Continue reading

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Podcast: Silence, with Brett McCracken

On this week’s episode of Mere Fidelity, Matt and I are joined by Brett McCracken for a discussion of Martin Scorsese’s new film, Silence, which Brett reviewed for Christianity Today.  The film, an adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s famous novel of … Continue reading

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The Failing Dam of Liberal Society

The Mosul Dam is failing. While the structure of the dam itself is robust, it is built upon a poor foundation of soluble rock. In order to prevent this foundation from giving way, workers at the dam continuously have to … Continue reading

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Justifying Violence for Ideological Reasons

The sucker-punching of Richard Spencer, the alt-right leader and white nationalist, while speaking on camera, has sparked a lot of comment in various quarters. The question of whether it is justifiable to employ violence against such individuals has received a … Continue reading

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Podcast: Humble Roots, with Hannah Anderson

  For our first Mere Fidelity episode of 2017 and our 99th episode in total, Matt, Derek, and I are joined by our friend Hannah Anderson for a discussion of her new book, Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your … Continue reading

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Interview on Smartphones, the Internet, and How They Are Changing Us

Last year, Tony Reinke interviewed me while working on his forthcoming book, which reflects on the subject of the smartphone and the wise use of it from a Christian perspective. The first half of the interview was published on Desiring God … Continue reading

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