Category Archives: The Church

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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People of the Promise Released!

People of the Promise, in which I have an essay, has just been released by Davenant Retrievals. You really ought to buy a copy for everyone you know, because, whoever they are, they could probably benefit from thinking more about … Continue reading

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Podcast: Orthodoxy and Ethics

Mere Fidelity is back after a long summer break, with an episode on the subject of orthodoxy and ethics. We discuss the recent debates about the relationship between orthodoxy and sexual ethics and then talk briefly about the Nashville Statement. … 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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The Politics of the Stumbling Stone

Earlier today a reflection of mine on the subject of 1 Peter 2:2-10 was published over on Political Theology Today. In three interwoven scriptural allusions, 1 Peter 2:4-10 presents us with a striking image. While undertaking a great construction project, … 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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