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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Monday, 18 November 2019 10:48

Filed Under A

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“John Mitchell began to feel like something hot and wet was crawling up his spine . . . This was beginning to feel like a setup. John began to look suspiciously around the kitchen. ‘What do you want?’ Cindi asked him. ‘I’ll get it for you.’ ‘I want,’...

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Monday, 18 November 2019 10:05

Preaching Therefore

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“Preaching is indispensable to Christianity because Christianity is based on the truth that God chose to use words to reveal himself to humanity . . . God’s speech makes our speech necessary”

John Stott, The Challenge of Preaching, p. 1

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Sunday, 17 November 2019 23:40

The Grace of White Privilege

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I went back and forth in my mind about the title of this little thing. It came down to intersectional privilege or white privilege, even though I was going to make the same basic points either way. And so, naturally, I asked myself which one would be more inflammatory. Ha ha, he joked.

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Friday, 15 November 2019 23:54

That He Who Runs May Read 2 (Hab. 2:6-20)

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Our God is a consuming fire, and when He comes in judgment there will be no mistaking it. Habakkuk was already quite convinced that Babylon was sowing iniquity. That was his background assumption. The word of the Lord comes to him and shows that Babylon, after they overthrow Judah, will...

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Friday, 15 November 2019 10:00

Not Even a Hint of a Prohibition

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“He jumped down the hall and slid into the kitchen the way he always did when nobody was home. He wasn’t sure that the apostle Paul would do something like that, but there was no clear prohibition of it anywhere. And besides, his socks were slippy.”

Evangellyfish, p. 71

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Friday, 15 November 2019 01:25

Gallio Cared for None of These Things

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In an earlier NQN post, I said that to be a gay Christian was to be a hypocrite, by definition. What could be the basis for saying things like that? The guy who says that he is a gay Christian, although committed to remaining celibate, is a hypocrite? And he is a hypocrite because he...

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 10:00

A Different Sort of Dead Orthodoxy

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“He rocked back in his chair and stared thoughtfully at the picture of his family on the opposite wall, just above the sofa covered with multiple stacks of books, all of them written by men with fifty-pound heads. Most of them were now deceased, and John used to declare from the pulpit that...

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:00

So He Looked Old School

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“Pastor Mitchell had been in 2 Corinthians for two years now and was only in chapter 7. This, compared with his predecessors, made him a speed demon . . . He was a regular Tishbite—gray beard, bushy eyebrows, and slender build. And though he didn’t eat locusts or wild honey all...

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:15

So Many Bowls of Tapioca at Room Temperature

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I believe that perhaps I should start with the least controversial part of my thesis here today, which is that a good deal of what we see around us in today’s culture is the result of a vast conspiracy calculated to make it possible for beta males to get laid. Thus far we agree?...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:15

118: No Quarter November BTS

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This week Pastor Wilson gives a behind the scenes look at the vision of No Quarter November and those epic trailers, unpacks the greek word harpage, and recommends Baxters “The Saints Everlasting Rest” 

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 10:00

Baptist Bishops

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“Grace Reformed was a small Reformed Baptist church, and Pastor Mitchell had been there for twelve years, which was something of a record for Reformed Baptist churches in that region. The previous three pastors had been there for about a year and a half each, and the last of the three had...

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 00:56

Where’d the Letters Go?

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Andrew Marvell once eloquently spoke of “time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near,” and sometimes in the hurly burly of life hurtling by, time’s wingèd chariot overtakes one, and runs one clean over. I mention this merely as a way of explaining why there will be no...

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Monday, 11 November 2019 10:00

Like That

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“The moment of resumed clarity was, for the detectives, not unlike that time when Wormtongue pitched the Palantir off the tower of Orthanc.”

Evangellyfish, p. 62

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Sunday, 10 November 2019 22:00

A Word in Defense of Rosaria, If I May

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So the first order of business is perhaps a bit of background. Rosaria Butterfield recently gave an interview here, and in the course of that talk she gave us all an insight, and as is the case with many such insights, there was a pointy end to it. Someone then took that insight from...

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Friday, 08 November 2019 23:35

He Who Runs May Read (Hab. 1:1-2:5)

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God governs His world with inscrutable and holy wisdom. We know that He is holy, but part of the reason why this governance is so inscrutable is because He uses so much unholiness to accomplish His holy ends. And this was the central dilemma that Habakkuk faced. The lesson he learns is...

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Friday, 08 November 2019 10:00

Oleaginous Puddles

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“The two policemen had thought Lester was smooth when they were talking with him in his office earlier that day. But now—his voice was mellifluous and constant. Whenever he paused, always at just the right moment, sincerity oozed out of the silences and puddled on the floor.”

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 10:00

When the Wall of Sound Falls Over On You

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“The assembled congregation began to sing, or so the two men guessed from the fact that words were on the screen, and people’s mouths were moving, but the amplified music from up front had all of them buried. Bradford had been one or two concerts like this in his life before, but Rourke...

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Wednesday, 06 November 2019 10:00

News Babe

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“Every high profile case, there [News Babe] was with the truck, getting underfoot like a toddler on a rainy day . . . She walked briskly up to them, her blouse bouncing provocatively, as much as to say in stereo that we dareyou to do anything but look at our forehead. She had a small...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 22:56

Restoring Sexism: The Lost Virtue

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So the Bible is a sexist book, and that fact alone should make Christians want to acknowledge that sexism has to be a virtue. And because the Bible has been assiduously ignored when it comes to these matters for lo, these many years, this should make us realize that it is also a lost vir...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 16:00

117: Plastic Straws, Gnats, and Camels

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This week on the Plodcast, pastor Wilson talks banning plastic straws, unpacks the greek word argos, and reviews Rushdoony’s “Foundations of Social Order” 

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 10:00

You’ve Seen Them Like That

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“The sunset was beautifully understated, and spread out over the western sky like the pale, pastel inside of an oyster shell. But it had been quite a day, and the oyster was a little annoyed.”

Evangellyfish, p. 53

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 01:02

Down Like a Stick

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My installment on Rachel Miller’s next chapter will be brief. What I want to do is explain how the structure of her thesis is hopeless, and this should only take a few minutes. In the next chapter, Rachel Miller takes up the views of the Victorians. She begins by quoting Queen Victoria....

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Monday, 04 November 2019 10:05

And Hence Rancid

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“So-called urban music, in particular, has become little more than a cult of social deviance”

Nation of Rebels, p. 322.

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Monday, 04 November 2019 10:00

An Incongruity Barely Visible

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“Man, this guy was good. But Rourke had been on the force for many years, and he was just as good. Rourke tightened the muscles in his jaw. That man across the table is telling the truth for now, just this moment. But he is a liar telling the truth, and it almost suits him”

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Sunday, 03 November 2019 23:48

NQN ICYMI

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