‘The Doctrine of Scripture,’ with Dr. Brad East

Brad East joins Derek and Alastair (and substitute host Timothy) to discuss the Doctrine of Scripture — both the doctrine and the book.

What is the Bible? What is it for? Does the Bible create the Church or vice versa? As God’s people, how can we receive it for what it is? Dr. Brad East tackles these questions in his book The Doctrine of Scripture. While Derek and Alastair might not see eye to eye with him on Sola Scriptura or which theological monsters they are comfortable hiding under the bed, the spirited disagreement leads to some very healthy places. Big questions, loving argument, fun times. Plus, you get to hear the normally behind-the-scenes Mere Fidelity producer Timothy Crouch filling in for Matt.

Links Mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

Brad East

The Church’s Book: Theology of Scripture in Ecclesial Context, by Brad East

The Doctrine of Scripture, by Brad East

Westminster Confession of Faith

Join FatCat, the friendly feline, as he learns the traditional text of the Apostles’ Creed―the earliest summary of the apostles’ teaching. Enjoy vibrantly illustrated scenes of Jesus’s life and search for FatCat on every page!

Young readers and families will read a line from the creed along with a simple reflection to tuck into their hearts. With a list of Scriptures for further learning and a family prayer, this FatCat book is perfect to read again and again.

In a fun and accessible way, believers can visualize, memorize, understand, and confess the Apostles’ Creed, which has united all Christians for centuries.


The Spirit of Matt
Brad East
Doctrine of Scripture & Good Writing
The Bible is Different
Shots Not Fired?
How the Bible Formed the Church
Historicity and Materiality of Traditions
Reading and Understanding
What is Scripture For?

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.

Mere Fidelity is a listener-supported venture, and we can only grow as our supporters make it possible. Support Us on Patreon