But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 06:00

A Christian Case for Gun Control

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Note from Jake: It’s been 10 days since the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Out of respect for the victims and their family, we haven’t posted anything about the shooting until now. But given the significance of this event in the life of our nation, we need to speak about it, but I hope that our continued discussion of it...

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Today, over 1,000 members of the Religious Right met with Donald Trump. It was pitched as a ‘conversation’; it was very clearly a campaign rally for the Republican nominee. Over 1,000 members were invited: I was not among them.

One participant observed that Jesus was not mentioned at the event. But, we do know that attendees were asked...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 04:00

Mere Fidelity: The Pursuing God

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This week, Derek and Alastair welcome Joshua Ryan Butler to the show. They talk about his new book, The Pursuing God, which you can purchase here.

If you enjoyed the show (AND ONLY IF), leave us a review at iTunes.  If you didn’t enjoy the show, let us know and we’ll work to make it better.  Or we’ll ignore you....

Monday, 20 June 2016 11:06

The Worst Way to View Our Politics

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I’m pleased to welcome a new guest writer, Donald Norman, to Mere O today.

By now most Christians have thought about the “lesser of two evils” voting strategy:

“I can’t vote for Trump. He’s too [fill in the blank]. But, I can’t vote for Clinton either. She’s pro-choice. Lacks integrity. ‘I...

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“It’s going to be an issue.”

You may recall those five words that were spoken by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli in the oral arguments phase of Obergefell v Hodges. Specifically, that sentence was Verrilli’s response to a question from Justice Alito about the tax-exempt status of private religious schools that continued to...

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