The Thrill of Orthodoxy, with Trevin Wax

Trevin Wax joins Matt and Alastair to discuss his new book, The Thrill of Orthodoxy.

Every generation faces the temptation to wander from orthodoxy and to drift with cultural currents. So every generation must be awakened again to the thrill of orthodoxy, and experience the astonishment that comes from stumbling afresh upon the electrifying paradoxes at the heart of the Christian faith. Trevin Wax wants to turn the tables on those who believe Christian teaching is narrow and outdated. In this episode, he joins Matt and Alastair to discuss how he accomplishes this in his new book, The Thrill of Orthodoxy. Until November 7, save 30% on this title (either hard copy or eBook) and get free shipping when you order it from with the code MERE22.

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Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

Trevin Wax

The Thrill of Orthodoxy: Rediscovering the Adventure of Christian Faith, by Trevin Wax

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Who Blogged First?
Confidence in the Beauty of Truth
How Orthodoxy Functions
Jadedness & Disillusionment
Offensive & Defensive Orthodoxy
Full-orbed Vision
When the Thrill Is Gone
Communal Thrill

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