Conversations in a Crisis: Part V: Trust, Suspicion, and Authority (with Rev Benjamin Miller)

Part I: The Good and the Right
Part II: Improving Our Deliberation
Part III. Reforming Our Political Imaginaries
Part IV: On Submission to Government
Part V: Trust, Suspicion, and Authority
Part VI: Considering Resistance
Part VII: Models for Resistance
Part VIII: Disagreement in the Body of Christ
Part IX: The Experts and the Rulers
Part X: Living Within Our Limits

Faced with our challenge of remaining faithful within and addressing our various contemporary societal crises with wisdom, Christians and churches are fracturing over our differing approaches and postures. My friend Ben Miller suggested that we have a series of conversations, to help us to pursue greater clarity on the principles, virtues, duties, and practices that can equip Christians to meet such difficult times with prudence, insight, and courage.

‘What Are Christians For?’ with Jake Meador

Jake Meador recently joined me for a conversation about his provocative and insightful recent book, What Are Christians For? Life Together at the End of the World. Now he is on Mere Fidelity for another discussion of the issues that he raises within it.

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The Psalms, with Dr James Hamilton

Derek, Matt, and I are joined by Dr James Hamilton, to discuss his superb new commentary on the Psalms (40% off for Mere Fidelity listeners here!). Hamilton also has a recently published book on typology.

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If you would like to support the production of the podcast, you can do so over on Patreon. If you want to find out more about the show, take a look at our website.

‘For Shame,’ with Dr Gregg TenElshof

Derek, Matt, and I are joined by Dr Gregg TenElshof to discuss his recent book, For Shame: Rediscovering the Virtues of a Maligned Emotion.

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If you would like to support the production of the podcast, you can do so over on Patreon. If you want to find out more about the show, take a look at our website.

‘The Deep Places,’ with Ross Douthat

We are privileged to have Ross Douthat joining us to discuss his recent book, The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery, in which he speaks of his experience with chronic Lyme disease.

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If you would like to support the production of the podcast, you can do so over on Patreon. If you want to find out more about the show, take a look at our website.

‘Jordan Peterson, God, & Christianity,’ with Dr. Christopher Kaczor

Dr Christopher Kaczor joined Matt and I to discuss Jordan Peterson, God, and Christianity: The Search for a Meaningful Life, which he recently cowrote with Matthew Petrusek.

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‘A Spacious Life,’ with Dr Ashley Hales

Dr Ashley Hales joins Matt Lee Anderson and me to discuss her recent book, A Spacious Life: Trading Hustle and Hurry for the Goodness of Limits.

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If you would like to support the production of the podcast, you can do so over on Patreon. If you want to find out more about the show, take a look at our website.