Jake Meador is the editor in chief of Mere Orthodoxy, an online magazine covering the Christian faith in the public sphere, and a director with the Davenant Institute.
An editor with Fare Forward and a tactics writer with Cartilage Free Captain.Jake's work has been published in_ First Things, National Review, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, Front Porch Republic,_ and the University Bookman. He lives with his wife and children in his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska.
July 24th, 2019 | 43 mins 35 secs
My guest is Jake Meador. His new book is "In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World." Common life in our society is in decline. Our communities are disintegrating, as the loss of meaningful work and the breakdown of the family leave us anxious and alone―indeed, half of all Americans report daily feelings of loneliness. Our public discourse is polarized and hateful. Ethnic minorities face systemic injustices and the ever-present fear of violence and deportation. Economic inequalities are widening. In this book, Jake Meador diagnoses our society's decline as the failure of a particular story we've told about ourselves: the story of modern liberalism. He shows us how that story has led to our collective loss of meaning, wonder, and good work, and then recovers each of these by grounding them in a different story―a story rooted in the deep tradition of the Christian faith.