But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 05:07

Christian Dating: Christlike Character Featured

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by Hohn ChoimageThe introduction to this series is here. As we look at a number of key biblical principles in the area of Christian dating, I'm going to start with the importance of Christian character. In many ways, this is kind of a "no duh" principle, and it's not uncommon for pastors preaching a...

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 17:01

“I believe in creeds Featured

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Your weekly Dose of Spurgeon imageThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 11, sermon number...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 16:06

The Rise of Woker-Than-Thou Evangelicalism Featured

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Unless you have been living in seclusion somewhere, you will have noticed that a radical putsch is currently underway to get evangelicals on board with doctrines borrowed from Black Liberation Theology, Critical Race Theory, Intersectional Feminism, and other ideas that are currently...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 04:08

Christian Dating: An Introduction

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One of the things that I so appreciated about Pyromaniacs back in the day was the sheer breadth of topics that Phil, Dan, and Frank covered. I was regularly blessed by biblical critiques of the latest evangelical fads, solid thoughts about theology, timeless quotes and passages from...

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Saturday, 30 June 2018 17:01

“What are you now?”

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imageThe PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Words of Wisdom for Daily Life, pages 138-39, Pilgrim Publications."Alteration is...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 03:16

Speaking of things not understood:

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 "What Mr. Johnson Apparently Doesn’t Understand"

Now,

  1. I did not call Thabiti Anyabwile "a racist schlub." I explicitly made that clear in a tweet before he even posted his article
  2. Yes, I knew he made public comments disagreeing with or criticizing Obama. That,...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 12:47

Affirmative Action . . . or Unbiblical Partiality? Featured

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Margaret Thatcher famously said that the problem with socialism is that you always run out of other people's money. Well, the problem with affirmative action is that you always run out of impartial ways to implement it. As a case in point, let's take a look at Harvard's current...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 13:01

Microaggressions... or Speck-Plucking? Featured

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imageby Hohn Chon my pre-Christian life, I was a political leftist who considered identity politics to be the pathway to a more enlightened future. I was deeply invested in what I like to call a "race-centric" view of the world, so much so that I would bristle and correct anyone who dared to use the...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 14:34

Three Things as I Prepare to Leave on Vacation Featured

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  1. Regarding the previous post, let me underscore my answer to an objection that keeps coming up. One of my critics on Twitter stated it as succinctly as anyone. He wrote, "Attraction and lust aren't the same thing. [Therefore] your proposition collapses entirely."I'm aware, of course,...

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imageby Phil Johnsonull disclosure: Here is the development that finally provoked my sense of consecrated indignation enough to motivate me to start blogging again:imageIt's the latest "evangelical" superconference. As you see, their own ad copy tells us they are devoted to "supporting, encouraging, and...

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Friday, 25 May 2018 08:59

The Root of the Matter Featured

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by Phil Johnsonimagehe issue underlying practically every popular evangelical trend we have ever decried here on PyroManiacs is the same moral defect that was the besetting sin of the Pharisees—namely, a craving for human applause. The current ranks of evangelical leadership are filled with men...

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Thursday, 24 May 2018 07:59

Phil's Back

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by Phil Johnsont's been more than six years since I retired from the blogosphere. For half a decade, whenever someone would ask if I missed blogging, my honest answer was, "Not at all. Never even once." There wasn't a single moment in all those years when I thought, I wish I were still blogging so...

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Sunday, 31 July 2016 00:01

Proud clay?

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The New Park Street Pulpit, volume 5, sermon number 262, "Distinguishing grace."
"Pride is the inherent sin of man and yet it is of
Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:01

Two Ways of Thinking

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by Dan Phillips
From 2006 to 2012, PyroManiacs turned out almost-daily updates from the Post-Evangelical wasteland -- usually to the fear and loathing of more-polite and more-irenic bloggers and readers. The results lurk in the archives of this blog in spite of the hope of many that Google will "accidentally" swallow these words and pictures
Sunday, 24 July 2016 00:01

What a change it is!

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 43, sermon number 2,510, "Apart."
"True repentance is always accompanied by sorrow." I
Sunday, 17 July 2016 00:01

Our hope: transformed wolves Featured

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Gospel of the Kingdom, page 70, Pilgrim Publications.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore
Sunday, 10 July 2016 00:01

The unequal yoke

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 50, sermon number 2,914, "A mournful defection."
"If you want to wither your happiness for
Sunday, 03 July 2016 00:01

A deadly disease

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Words of Counsel, page 84, Pilgrim Publications.
"The resolve to do all as unto the Lord will elevate you above that craving for
Sunday, 26 June 2016 00:01

“Not so much

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Words of Counsel, pages 106-107, Pilgrim Publications.
"I am afraid that this is a magazine-reading age, a newspaper-reading age, a
Sunday, 19 June 2016 00:01

On avoiding the pigpen

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, volume 43, sermon number 2,525, "Joy in place of sorrow."
"True Christians need never covet the
Sunday, 12 June 2016 00:01

We can die, but we cannot deny

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Lectures to my Students, Second series, pages 45-46, Pilgrim Publications.
"Truth has not fully given thee her friendship till all
Sunday, 05 June 2016 00:01

Not “ought but “must

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Lectures to my Students, pages 48-49, Pilgrim Publications. 
"Never can you be short of themes for prayer, even if no one should
Thursday, 02 June 2016 07:16

The Fruits of True Evangelism

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From 2006 to 2012, PyroManiacs turned out almost-daily updates from the Post-Evangelical wasteland -- usually to the fear and loathing of more-polite and more-irenic bloggers and readers. The results lurk in the archives of this blog in spite of the hope of many that Google will "accidentally" swallow these words and pictures
Sunday, 29 May 2016 00:01

The End

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from Till He Come, pages 336-338, Pilgrim Publications.
"He bore our sins in His own body on the tree, but He bears them now no more."&nbsp
Sunday, 22 May 2016 00:01

“Small rain

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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpt is from We Endeavour, pages 118-119, Pilgrim Publications.
"Time is a great ingredient in success."We are all to be teachers of the gospel,
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