All posts by Jake Meador

Jake Meador is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studied English and History. He lives in Lincoln, NE with his wife Joie, their daughter Davy Joy and sons Wendell and Austin. Jake's writing has appeared in Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play.

Spiritual Friendship Pre-Conference Talks: Johanna Finegan

This talk from Johanna Finegan is well worth your time if you want to see a response from a Spiritual Friendship writer to much of the controversy surrounding the Revoice event.

/ August 3, 2018

I Hope I’m Wrong by Dessa

One of the things I am increasingly convinced of is the fact that many, many American young people are actually quite concerned with matters of spirituality and religious life. The much-discussed “rise of the nones” is less about the rejection of...

/ July 30, 2018

Should Pro-Lifers Learn from the DSA?

Matt Walther has a piece over at The Week which I, perhaps predictably, am feeling really torn about. Here’s Walther’s argument:

/ June 22, 2018

On Not Being Like Juan Gines de Sepulveda

If you haven’t read Catherine Addington’s post on the main page today, please do.

/ June 11, 2018
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What do we mean by “community”?

There’s a piece over at TGC I want to flag for a couple reasons. That said, before I get into some reservations about it, I wanted to note that the author is a pastor in Fargo, ND and he’s reporting...

/ June 6, 2018

The Scientist’s Prayer

The prayer of the scientist if he prayed, which is not likely: Lord, grant that my discovery may increase knowledge and help other men. Failing that, Lord, grant that it will not lead to man’s destruction. Failing that, Lord, grant...

/ June 6, 2018

A Brief Note on Paige Patterson’s Defenders

If we practice latitudinarianism either individually or corporately in an age like our own, we have removed our credibility before the non-Christian, post-Christian relativistic, skeptical, lost world. If you think that those who have rejected the plastic culture and are...

/ June 5, 2018

Evangelicals and Catholics Together in 2018

Brief notes on this question: First, Rod is correct in his response to Walther in which he notes the extremely American characteristics of American Catholicism. Moreover, this is a trend that goes back some time—at least to JFK’s awful speech...

/ May 8, 2018

Concrete Proposals Focus the Mind

Gracy in the NYT:

/ April 25, 2018

The Wolves of Instagram

The Guardian has a story about fraud and social media scams in the UK that is worth your time. The lede:

/ April 24, 2018