‘What Are Christians For?’ with Jake Meador

Jake Meador rejoins the show to discuss life together at the end of the world with Matt, Derek, and Alastair.

For many 21st century Christians in the West it seems that the world is unraveling. There are two questions we must ask: Is this time different than other times? and How can Christians offer hope to a world coming apart? These are the questions that Matt, Alastair, and Derek seek answers for with Jake Meador while discussing Jake’s new book, What Are Christians For? Life Together at the End of the World.

Links Mentioned:

Davenant Institute

Alastair has important things to do.

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

Mere Orthodoxy

Jake Meador

What Are Christians For? Life Together at the End of the World, by Jake Meador

What Are People For? by Wendell Berry

Ivan Illich

Henri De Lubac

From Shame to Sin: The Christian Transformation of Sexual Morality in Late Antiquity by Kyle Harper

Bill Moyers interviewing Wendell Berry

Westminster Catechism

Instruction in Christian Loveby Martin Bucer

Karl Barth

Black Natural Law by Vincent Lloyd

Becoming Native to This Place by Wes Jackson

Herman Bavinck 1911 speech “Modernism & Orthodoxy

Stanley Hauerwas

Lembas Bread

The Davenant Institute retrieves the wisdom of classical Protestantism to renew and build up the contemporary church. Through publications, events, and courses they equip laypeople, pastors, scholars, and Christian educators by connecting them with the theological, ethical, and cultural riches of Protestants past. Through their online study program, Davenant Hall, and their residential study center, Davenant House, they are reimagining theological education, providing two affordable graduate-level degree programs in Classical Protestantism.

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The Book of the Month is the new 2-volume Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary on the Psalms by James M. Hamilton. Dr. Hamilton provides a fresh translation and canonical interpretation of the Psalms. Though commonly read in isolation, the Psalms are best read as a collage that tells a story of God’s faithfulness to his people through his king. Following the introductory Psalms 1–2, Hamilton observes the significance of the Psalter’s intentional macro-structuring and intricate links across neighboring psalms. Hamilton interprets with a literary sensitivity and an eye towards canonical connections. For the month of February 2022, Mere Fidelity listeners will receive a 40% discount on this highly-anticipated volume with the code MEREFIDELITYFEB22.


What could be more important?
Is the world different now?
Hope at the End of the World
Defending Against the End of the World
Purpose at the End of the World
Colonialism & Natural Good
Putting Down Roots
Strength for the End of the World

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