Well, after a couple of weeks at the podcasting game, we’ve already changed the name. From now on these conversations on theology, culture, and life will be known as Mere Fidelity, an excellent suggestion from Jordan Ballor. The hope is that as we discuss these issues, those listening will be encouraged to live faithfully as the Church in the world.
Second, here is this week’s episode in which Alastair, Andrew, and I are joined by our website host Matthew Lee Anderson in order to discuss the question of “moral orthodoxy” I raised a couple of weeks ago. With all the conversations swirling around the concepts of heresy and orthodoxy, we think you’ll find it interesting:
As always, thanks for listening. If you find what you hear helpful, please feel free to share this through social media or emails, or nights sitting around the fire listening with your friend. Okay, maybe not that last one.
Beyond that, for those of you who are asking, yes, an iTunes podcast feed is coming. We’re working out the details through SoundCloud, so we thank you for your patience.
Finally, the boys and I all have a deep desire for this to be a blessing to the Church and not just way to rack up clicks or notoriety. To that end we will the Spirit’s empowerment and so we covet your prayers for this new endeavor.
Soli Deo Gloria
Okay, so I listened and enjoyed this conversation. I have also wondered about having a middle-term between heresy (no longer Christian) and just a difference of opinion. There are lots of contemporary moral and theological stuff that could fit in there.
There’s lots of (what I would consider) destructive teachings that could lead to iffy places but I’m not sure about dropping the “H-Bomb” on them. So here’s my question: How does the Biblical label “false teaching” fit in? Is it the same as heresy? Or is it less severe?