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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Q: Hey Cody, I’m a big fan of the local church, not so much a fan of social media and online content (yes, the irony of saying this on Twitter). Wouldn’t our energies be better spent...

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019 13:18

Rebuilding Notre Dame

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In the aftermath of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris, several billionaires have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to rebuild…

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Is it true that “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few? Or the one”?

Is this even a precisely framed question? Who is the one deciding what weights what? What is the standard of measurement? Are we playing God in some sense, deciding the fate...

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Q: Not to be an antagonist, but isn’t this an appeal to authority? Just trying to sharpen my logic skills…

A: Nope. I am making a “guilt by association” argument....

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I try to seek wisdom — I also try not to be “wise in my own eyes.”

Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them (Proverbs 26:12).
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The...

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Jesus said ferocious wolves would come.

How do you plan to keep yourself, your family, your church, and your denomination safe?

What action might you have to take?

Before you repeat a mistaken understanding of “Do not judge” (Matthew 7:1), notice what follows in the...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 14:32

I’m Having a Little Fun with the PhDs

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All else equal, someone having a PhD makes me less likely to trust their judgment.

Why do I trust their judgment less? (All else equal, remember…)

They thought it was a valuable investment of their life to join the ranks of the cabal that is currently destroying the world.

Some do it...

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Thursday, 18 April 2019 09:38

It’s not for fun that I share this junk.

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(Well, sometimes it’s a little bit fun.)

But mainly I’m sharing this so that those who associate with such a man and apologize for such a man will be put to shame.

Like Notre-Dame, or like...

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You cannot crowd-source truth.

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For instance, why are conservatives even asking whether Evangelical Inc.’s “third-way” leader Timothy Keller can be a trustworthy source?

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What led to this trend?

In a word: Second-handedn...

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How do you keep up with recent misdoings at The Gospel Coalition?

Start by reading their own articles. That is witness enough. Here is a good start.

Read those who are fighting back:

1. Join this Faceb...

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:06

Diverse Thoughts on the Burning of Notre-Dame

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Q: You and JD Hall get along well. What did you think about the recent Pulpit & Pen article on the burning of Notre-Dame?

A: I agree with this article on JD Hall’s website, Pulpit & Pen.

Four...

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Monday, 15 April 2019 10:16

Western Civilization Smolders

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If you love Western Civilization, today is a dark day.

The burning of Notre-Dame is not the first sign of our fate. But it is an important sign. A heart-sickening sign.

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In the churches of America, some of the last bastions of the...

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“Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 5:19a).

You cannot grow the church by presenting a new and improved (relaxed) version of the teaching of Jesus Christ.

The...

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Saturday, 13 April 2019 23:36

I got WOKE this morning with a WOKE question.

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The Question:

What do you think about Dr. Anthony Bradley’s dissertation regarding the need to create a “distinctly black theology”? Is this different from cultural contextualization? Is it a good idea to speak of “black...

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Saturday, 13 April 2019 06:32

Rebecca McLaughlin: Gospelizing Idolatry at TGC

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Rebecca McLaughlin clutches several writhing idols in her fists. They all clamor for worship at the same time every moment, which is maybe why she addresses a room full of youngish conference attendees with tones strident and commanding, very much like a politician...

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Hello, I’m a Bible reading, Bible believing Christian, just an ordinary middle-aged lady in the pews. I’ve been a homeschooling mom for the past 17 years.

I was saved at an early age and grew up in the faith. My husband and I became Reformed Presbyterians when we learned of the...

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Wednesday, 10 April 2019 22:53

Be Angry and Do Not Sin

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It’s Not Wrong to Identify Your Enemy

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Food for Thought:

Ephesians 4:25–32

25Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

26Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on...

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Gillette is in the news again — this time for tweeting a photo of very fat woman in a bathing suit.

Gillette is just begging for attention at this point.

I’m not here to fat-shame anyone. If they want to tell people to get out there and have fun at the beach and not...

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Monday, 08 April 2019 22:16

How Goes the Battle?

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This is a letter to those writing (or considering writing) to warn others about the wolves within mainstream Evangelical leadership.

I want to make a prediction:

Precious few among the Evangelical Intelligentsia have reached out to you in order to make a reasonable argument that you are getting...

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Sunday, 07 April 2019 08:10

“Whiteness is Wickedness”?

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Ekimini Uwan (aka @sista_theology) recently spoke at the Sparrow conference on Whiteness as wickedness. As might reasonably be expected, some white people were offended.

If you’re unsure why someone might be offended by this language, you’re probably lying to yourself. To understand why...

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Friday, 05 April 2019 10:08

Be A Man: Fight TODAY’S Battles

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“If I profess with loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except that little point which the world and the Devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of...

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What is the above statement?

It is a response to the debacle at the recent Sparrow Conference. Critical Race Theorist Ekemini Uwan (bio) (twitter) spoke the following at a supposedly Christian...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 07:22

Make the Neo-Marxists Feel How Unjust They Are

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Jon Harris and I were talking today, and the following tactical points came to mind, based on that conversation.

How to Fight Against Neo-Marxism:

The battle against Neo-Marxist ideology is in large part a battle against those who want to break society into victim groups and turn these groups against...

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Thursday, 04 April 2019 04:03

Science, Economics, Politics

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A few years ago, I saw a video clip of a well-known politician complaining about pharmaceutical companies “making billions of dollars in profit.” Profit here being the keyword. This politician, a self-proclaimed “Socialist” was clearly holding to the Marxist...

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