‘A Spacious Life,’ with Dr. Ashley Hales

Dr. Ashley Hales returns to the show to discuss her newly-released book on modern life, choices and decisions, and the goodness of limits.

With ideas like technology, progress, and liberty shaping our lives, we are formed to believe
that reality is tending toward an ever greater number of choices and ever fewer limits. But is this
limitless ideal a good way to live? Dr. Ashley Hales has a different idea, which she explores in
her new book, A Spacious Life: Trading Hustle and Hurry for the Goodness of Limits. She
returns to Mere Fidelity to discuss about how limits can actually increase our liberty and what
this looks like for the modern Christian.

Links Mentioned:

Dr. Ashley Hales

… on Twitter

Dr. Hales’ previous Mere Fidelity appearance

The Finding Holy podcast

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The Book of the Month is Wonderfully Made: A Protestant Theology of the Body, by Dr. John W. Kleinig. Through his keen sensitivity to Scripture’s witness, Dr. Kleinig explains why bodies matter and addresses issues like shame, chastity, desire, gender dysphoria, and more, by integrating them into the biblical vision of creation.

For the month of September 2021, Mere Fidelity listeners will get a 40% discount on their purchase of this volume with the code MEREFIDELITYSEP21 at checkout.


Dr. Ashley Hales and A Spacious Life
An Invitation to a More Beautiful Life
The Perceived Problem of Limits
Monastic Media Consumption
LARPing a Limited Life
Choices ought to lead to decisions.
Resisting Limits
Limits on Sin

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