The Insurrection of January Sixth

Matt, Derek, and Alastair attempt to make some theological sense out of the mess of the events on January 6th.

For the first episode of 2021, Matt, Derek, and Alastair apply their expertise and experience to thinking theologically about the pro-Trump protest that turned into an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Is this the fruit of ejecting God from our public life? Is it possible to seek power in good faith? How should the church shepherd their congregations in this chaos?

The Book of the Month is Evil and Creation: Historical and Constructive Essays in Christian Dogmatics, edited by David J. Luy, Matthew Levering, and George Kalantzis. This volume collects essays investigating how the doctrine of creation relates to moral and physical evil. For the month of January 2021, Mere Fidelity listeners will get a 40% discount on their purchase of this volume with the code MEREFIDELITYJAN21 at checkout.


Mere Fidelity Book of the Month
What Happened on January 6th?
Whataboutism and the Unequal Treatment of Violence
The Secularity of Politics
The Entanglement of Morality & Power
How should the church respond to the chaos?

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 thanks to The Joy Eternal for lending us their music, which everybody should download out of gratitude for their kindness.

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