All posts by Jake Meador

Jake Meador is the editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy as well as the Vice President of the Davenant Institute. He 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, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play.

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Plough Magazine: The Hole in Wendell Berry’s Gospel

This critique is common enough but a bit wrong-headed in my opinion:

/ December 29, 2016
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The Puritan Society

From The Puritan Experiment:

/ December 27, 2016
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Demonic Rapaciousness

Moore on how capitalism and cultural decadence reinforce each other:

/ December 23, 2016
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Losing a Majority Mindset

I’m not entirely happy with this approach from Russell Moore, but I think the quote sums up much of the good and bad in what I take to be his major project: The loss of a majority mind-set is hastened...

/ December 23, 2016

Tradition Doesn’t Solve the Problem of Christian Unity

Philip Schaff on how appeals to tradition, contra the supposedly divisive and schismatic principle of sola scriptura, doesn’t actually do what its proponents think it does:

/ December 19, 2016
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Hauerwas on the Politics of Sex

Hauerwas from “Sex in Public” (in which he gives the theological ethics version of Berry’s “Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community”):

/ December 18, 2016

Never Knowing Where You Come From

Berry at his absolute best:

/ December 16, 2016

Religion Makes the Music Sweeter

Thomas Watson on Christians and cheerfulness:

/ December 16, 2016

I Want to be a Burden

This excerpt from Gilbert Meilaender is gold:

/ December 16, 2016