Conversations in a Crisis: Part IX: The Experts and the Rulers (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.

We’ve GOT to Talk About Vaccines, with Dr. Gilbert Meilaender

Mere FidelityMatt, Derek, and I are joined by Dr Gilbert Meilaender for a timely discussion of how churches and Christians should handle COVID vaccines and differences of opinion concerning them.

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Technology, Formation, Community, and Narrative in the Digital Age (Michael Sacasas)

Michael Sacasas, one of the most thoughtful contemporary commentators on technology and media, joins me for a wide-ranging conversation.

Read more of his work here:

‘The Analog City and the Digital City’
‘Narrative Collapse’
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Recommended Books:

Neil Postman, Technopoly
Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media
Walter Ong, Orality and Literacy
Albert Borgmann, Power Failure
Ivan Illich, Tools for Conviviality
Jacques Ellul, The Technological Society

Biblicism

Mere FidelityOn this week’s Mere Fidelity, Derek, Andrew, and I discuss the subject of biblicism. I recently wrote two pieces that address the issue of biblicism from different angles: Being Biblical™: When the Bible Becomes a Brand and Learning Wisdom From the Serpents.

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