Category Archives: The Church

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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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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The Politics of the Blessing of Abram

I have just posted over on Political Theology Today, on the subject of the call and blessing of Abram in Genesis 12:1-4a: In the call of Abram and the outworking of the blessing upon him and covenant with him, we … Continue reading

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Pentecost as Ecclesiology

There is an article of mine in the latest edition of Ad Fontes, in which I argue that Luke’s account of the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2 offers us an ecclesiology in nuce. You can subscribe to the digital … 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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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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