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 Commonweal, Christianity Today, Fare Forward, the University Bookman, Books & Culture, First Things, National Review, Front Porch Republic, and The Run of Play. His first book, "In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured Age," will be published summer of 2019 by InterVarsity Press.

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

Commonplace Books

During the early modern era, it was typical that young students would compile what was called a commonplaces book.

/ December 9, 2016