End of Year Extravaganza

The gang's back together to discuss how they've each spent 2022.

At the end of each year, we like to take one episode of Mere Fidelity to give the hosts a chance to talk about their own projects and what has been their intellectual focus of the past year. We are blessed this year to have all four of the regular cast and crew together at once: Matt, Andrew, Alastair, and Derek. So listen in as they… [checks notes]… um… disagree over the first amendment, recite the meaning of every number in the Bible, and prevent one of Derek’s existential justifications from unplugging the internet? Hey, it’s Mere Fidelity, folks!

Links Mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

2021 year end review episode

The Desire of the Nations, by Oliver O’Donovan [affiliate link]

The Anchored Argosy

Charlie Day Meme

Derek’s “dissertation” episode

The book Derek mentioned in connection with his dissertation: Alan L. Mittleman’s Does Judaism Condone Violence?

Begotten or Made?, by Oliver O’Donovan [affiliate link]

In Tolkien Dogmatics, Austin M. Freeman inspects Tolkien’s entire corpus—The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and beyond—as a window into his theology. Tolkien Dogmatics is a comprehensive manual of Tolkien’s theological thought arranged in traditional systematic theology categories, with sections on God, revelation, creation, evil, Christ and salvation, the church, and last things. For a limited time, Mere Fidelity listeners can get 40% off this work with the code MEREFIDELITYDEC22.


Tolkien Dogmatics
Looking Backward and Forward
Andrew is writing books.
Alastair is making connections.
Derek is thinking about life.
Matt is revisiting and rewriting.

Follow DerekAndrew, and Alastair for more tweet-sized brilliance. Thanks to Timothy Crouch for keeping us organized. Special thanks to Tim Motte for sound editing and show notes. And thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.

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