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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Sunday, 14 July 2019 11:30

Aaron and Elin

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There is a reason why we see so many unhappy marriages today, and that reason has to do with the impotence of idols. Idols always promise to hang the moon, but idols uniformly fail to deliver. Not only do they fail to deliver, but one of the first things they usually fail to deliver is whatever...

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Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:17

Psalm 107/Let the Redeemed Say So

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If there is one lesson that the psalmist would like for us to take away from this particular psalm, it is the desire that men would learn how to praise God for His goodness. This is a lesson we must learn regardless. And it must follow from this that—either from the difficulty of...

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Friday, 12 July 2019 11:05

Remain Lovers

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“Our challenge as preachers is to remain lovers, to refuse to let our calling, however important and exciting, obscure our primary calling to be captured ourselves by God’s love in Jesus Christ . . . You can only preach what you love” (Allen, The Preacher’s Catechism, p. 30)

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Friday, 12 July 2019 11:00

Enlarged for Joy

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“Think of the love of God as a vast infinite ocean, an ocean of liquefied light. Our resurrection bodies are containers that have been specially fashioned to be able to hold it—to hold it in fullness, and without any leakage whatever. Now there is nothing mercenary about it if we...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:05

The Ultimate Model

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“And God is a preacher. He declares himself the loving Lord. He commanded creation into existence and upholds it all by his Word. His Word governs the planets, and he speaks to our consciences. In his book, the Bible, he shows us what he is like and how we should live. He preaches, in other...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:00

Sounds Like a Bad Idea

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“Suppose for a moment that God placed an invisible recording device around the neck of every last person, and this recording device was designed to record only those statements that consisted of moral evaluations of other people. Suppose further that God took these recordings from around the...

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 11:05

Not Trivial

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“Preaching, the declaring of God’s eternal Word to time-bound but eternal creatures, is serious work, and its triumphs and disasters echo into eternity” (Allen, The Preacher’s Catechism, p. 17).

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 11:00

But Wanting Doesn’t Cut It

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“Justice is the judge, and we want justice to be the defendant” (Mere Fundamentalism, pp. 111-112).

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:29

Emoting Like Pelagians

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It may seem odd to put it this way, but the only thing that can save us from the sexual revolution now is total depravity. Of course this is shorthand, but it is shorthand with a point

Of course we know that it is Christ who saves us, and total depravity is not the name of our Savior,...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:00

Where Nothing Sticks Out

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“If absolutely everything is going to be put right, with no remainder, this means that every person will have to find a final place that fits. And in order for something to fit, it must be fitting, and before that can be, it must be fitted. And—given the bent and twisted nature of our...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 02:06

Epistles from You Guys

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Beth Moore

I’m sure you’re aware of the most recent Beth Moore kerfuffle over on SBC Twitter. Beth has revised her already scant teaching on the topic of homosexuality to bring it into conformity with the spirit of this age, which is to say, she has entirely removed it from her lexicon...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 01:33

A Quick Explanation

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Given how many institutions have been going the squish route on all matters homosexual, it is perhaps understandable that Pulpit & Pen took us to task over the fact that Andrew Klavan is speaking for our Called conference next week. Called is hosted by New St. Andrews, and is a Christian...

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Monday, 08 July 2019 11:00

Love Bestows Loveliness

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“If we love the Church as she now is, we will love her into the Church that has been promised us” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 105).

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Monday, 08 July 2019 00:38

Murder on the Orientation Express

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Comes now the Amazon Death Star with news that they will no longer carry books by a gent named Joseph Nicolosi, the founder of what has come to be called conversion therapy. Conversion therapy or reparative therapy for minors (therapy designed to reverse homosexuality) is now illegal ....

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Saturday, 06 July 2019 01:48

Psalm 106/The Salvation of Ingrates

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The Eleventh Decade of Psalms

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God is always to be praised for His wondrous works, but we also need to remember to make sure to catalog our praises. God works wonderfully in creation, and He works wonderfully in the salvation of His people. He also works wonderfully, as we shall see...

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Friday, 05 July 2019 14:00

A Basic Hope

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“The future is necessarily Christian” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 100).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 04:58

On Fourth Thought . . .

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Every citizen who fears God ought to have room in his heart for both a patriotic stream and a prophetic stream. The patriotic stream is just what it sounds like, which is to say natural affection for the good things God has given us through our nation and people. The prophetic stream recognizes the...

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 11:00

Quicksilver Life

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“He has set immortal life loose in the world, resurrection life loose in the world, divine life loose in the world. It can be smashed, but like quicksilver it scatters everywhere. And when it has been scattered everywhere, it begins to grow and multiply from there” (Mere Fundamentalism,...

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 09:40

A Public Service Announcement

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So here is an important notice re: Blog and Mablog from Canon Press . . .

Canon Press didn’t want those of you who only chew your information through the ears to miss out on Blog & Mablog. And so, the Blogcast was born. Every Monday and Wednesday, Pastor Wilson writes the Meat and Potato...

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 01:45

Normal Rockwell

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The butterfly flits on wings of gold,The June bug wings of flame,The bed bug has no wings at all,But gets there just the same.                         American folk song

Nonsense...

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 11:00

Ineffable Wisdom

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“In a world filled with death and corruption, the Holy Spirit hovers over the face of the sewage lagoon, brooding on the face of the waters. And there, in the midst of all that death, He introduces life” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 95).

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Monday, 01 July 2019 01:00

The Immobile Moderate

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So I would not describe myself as a radical conservative. It would be more accurate to say, as I did recently on Twitter, that I am not a radical conservative, but rather a moderate who failed to move with the times.

And failure to move with the times is a mortal sin these days. You can’t be...

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Saturday, 29 June 2019 03:33

Preparing for a Transgressive Fourth

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Just a quick word of encouragement to those of you who don’t like living in our current secular monkey house, and who dislike even more the idea that this demented arrangement was somehow foisted upon us by the Founders. It wasn’t.

So as you set off your fireworks this week, make sure...

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Friday, 28 June 2019 11:00

All That Is Needed

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“The body of Christ has no vestigial organs, no evolutionary leftovers. God gave us a heart so that our blood could circulate. He gave us ankles so that we could walk. He gave us fingernails so that we could pick up dimes on the first try” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 94).

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Thursday, 27 June 2019 11:00

Scripture as Tutor

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“The natural world is eloquent, but mute at the same time. The Scriptures teach us how to read nature” (Mere Fundamentalism, p. 89).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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