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Mere Fidelity

From the Mere Orthodoxy Podcast Network: thoughtful weekly conversations about theology, the culture, and the church, hosted by Matthew Lee Anderson, Derek Rishmawy, Alastair Roberts, and Andrew Wilson.

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‘Bavinck: A Critical Biography,’ with Dr. James Eglinton

Dr. James Eglinton from the University of Edinburgh joins us to discuss the great theologian Herman Bavinck. Dr. Eglinton just released Bavinck: A Critical Biography. The conversation ranges from a deep exploration of Bavinck’s polymathic tendencies to the very basics of where to begin learning about him. Full show notes at www.mereorthodoxy.com/categories/mere-fidelity.


20 Feb 2021

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Intellectuals: A Discussion about the Alan Jacobs Essay

Alan Jacobs wrote an essay for Harpers on "The Watchmen," a class of intellectuals that Christianity no longer produces. We loved it so much that we wanted to talk about it.


6 Sep 2016

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'Making Sense of God,' with Tim Keller

Pastor Tim Keller, whom you may have heard of, joins the whole cast to discuss his new book 'Making Sense of God.'


13 Dec 2016

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Should Women Preach?

John Piper said 'no.' Andrew Wilson said 'yes.' We discuss.


18 May 2015

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The Benedict Option, with Rod Dreher

The man who coined the most controversial and discussed proposal for Christians relating to society in 2017 joins us to talk about it.


25 Apr 2017

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On Satire, with Karen Swallow Prior

Karen Swallow Prior joins Matt, Alastair, and Derek for a serious conversation on the uses and abuses of satire.


2 Aug 2016

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Surprised by NT Wright

Alastair, Andrew, Derek, and Matt discuss the influence and legacy of NT Wright and consider how best to read him.


24 Jun 2014

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On Plagiarism, with Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor, Senior Vice President at Crossway Books, joins us this week to talk about the badness of plagiarism. He and Matt get into an argument; hilarity doesn't quite ensue, but a good time was had by all (we think.)


23 Aug 2016

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Dr. Tim Keller on The Prodigal Prophet

Dr. Tim Keller joins the show to talk about his new book on Jonah, *The Prodigal Prophet.*


8 Jan 2019

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Considering Hillsong

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26 Jan 2016

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The Transgender Question

Alastair, Matt, and Derek reflect on questions surrounding transgender persons and Christian theology.


2 Jul 2014

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Made For More: Imago Dei, Women, and the Church

Special guest Hannah Anderson joins the Mere Fidelity group to discuss her new book *Made for More.*


26 Aug 2014

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"Christ-Centered" Hermeneutics

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15 Sep 2015

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The ETS Special with Dr. Fred Sanders, Dr. Gavin Ortlund, and Dr. Matthew Emerson

Matt and Derek are at ETS in San Diego and are joined by friends of the show, Dr. Fred Sanders, Dr. Gavin Ortland, and Dr. Matthew Emerson. Banter aside, this episode gives a great look at what kind of fun and rich conversations take place at ETS. Today's episode ranges from discussions on John Webster's trinitarian theology, evangelical theological retrieval, and Jesus' descent to the dead.


27 Nov 2019

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Ask Us Anything: On Other Denominations

The Mere Fidelity guys discuss how we should think about other denominations in the first installment of our responses to "Ask Us Anything."


28 Oct 2014

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On Big Questions

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27 Oct 2015

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Modern Atheism, with Joe Minich

Derek and Alastair talk with Joe Minich about his new book, *Enduring Divine Absence: The Challenge of Modern Atheism*


11 Jul 2018

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The Trinity and the Bible, with Fred Sanders

We talk with theologian Fred Sanders about the relationship between Scripture, the church, and the doctrine of the Trinity.


10 Jun 2014

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We are joined by Adam Johnson and Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry for a conversation about the atonement.


18 Dec 2014

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For & Against: Multi-Site Churches

Andrew, Matt, and Derek sit down to discuss the phenomenon of multi-site churches. Andrew argues for the soundness of such an ecclesiastical practice and Matt and Derek aren't so sure.


22 Oct 2019

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