Matt, Derek, and Alastair make the first Taylor Swift reference in Mere Fidelity history — talking about reputation. (No, not Reputation.)

In a time when “being canceled” is one of our greatest fears, thinking Biblically about reputation as a category is a very productive exercise. But when we turn to the Bible, there’s a prima facie tension about reputation. On the one hand, we’re told to rejoice when we are reviled; on the other, we’re told to have a sterling image for the sake of the Gospel. Derek, Alastair, and Matt dive into this conundrum and work it out in dialogue.

Links Mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band


A Taylor Swift Reference
Challenging New Testament Passages
The Third Commandment
Tension & Calumny
Which Community
Time, Reversal, & Vindication
When to Defend Yourself
Letting the World Set the Standard
Judgment Calls

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