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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Thursday, 15 November 2018 10:00

Always a Bright Side

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“Unhorsed, and with a split helmet, and flat on my back, I was able to notice how blue the sky was” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 182).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 10:00

A Tight Argument

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“Denial of fruitfulness will result—follow me closely here—in lack of fruit” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 177).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:51

PCA, R.I.P.

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Introduction:

Bear with me for just a few moments. This will get livelier, and a lot more interesting, in just short while.

I am not seeking to qualify my point, as should become apparent shortly, but I do need to state my qualifications to make the point. Those qualifications, as I hope you will...

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 10:00

And They Can Even Have Some of the Honeydew

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“I don’t want liberty for secularists because secularism is true—it isn’t. Secularism is an opium dream, complete with flashing eyes and floating hair. I want liberty for secularists because Jesus is Lord” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 174).

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Monday, 12 November 2018 10:00

Free Grace and No Free Lunch

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“There is a straight line blessing that runs from free grace to free men, and from free men to free markets” (Same Sex Mirage, pp. 173-174).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:00

Evolution as an Uncommonly Silly Idea

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Prolegomena to the Skylarking:

One of the things a writer must do, if he is planning on running with the big boys, is demonstrate his erudition and learning as he starts off the proceedings, and to do so by means of judicious citations. What better way to set the tone than by quoting the trenchant...

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Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:19

Open Communion

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Here at Christ Church, our practice with regard to the Lord’s Supper, which we observe weekly, is called open communion. What does this mean, and what does it not mean? How do we fence the Table? Why do we fence the Table?

As you have probably noticed, we have a statement in our bulletin that...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 10:00

Theocratic of Necessity

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“All societies are theocratic, with the only thing distinguishing them being the nature and attributes of the reigning theos. Since our current theos happens to be a bloodthirsty maniac, and because I am not a devotee of that particular religion, I would urge my fellow citizens to turn away...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 10:00

Like a Barn Door

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“Everybody in the Israelite army thought Goliath was too big to defeat. David thought Goliath was too big to miss” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 171).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 06:51

New Mablog Bookshop Title

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 10:00

And the Issues Have Been Clarified

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“As an insightful sailor on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor might have said, as the  third wave of Japanese bombers flew over, ‘The time for nuance is passed’” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 169).

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 01:24

Horny Presbyterians and Woke Baptists

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Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Preachers

Mothers naturally want their children to be safe, and to remain safe throughout the course of their lives. But wise mothers don’t value that safety above all things. Better to be the mother of a son who dies valiantly in battle than the...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:00

And Which Is Where We Are Headed

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“The essence of tyranny is not found in goose stepping soldiers, missile parades, or dictatorial mirror glasses. The essence of tyranny is found in consolidated and arbitrary power” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 167).

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Monday, 05 November 2018 10:00

Coercion is their Bag

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“And so if you want to identify the bigots in any situation, then look for the screechers. Look for the people who are shouting everyone else down. Look for the coercion. In response to this, the liberal say, ‘It is not like that at all.’ ‘How is it not like that?’ I...

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Monday, 05 November 2018 00:21

Smash the Matriarchy

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When I was a young boy, our family didn’t own a television, which is why I was robbed of enjoying some of the greater cultural achievements of the mid-to-late-1950’s. But as luck would have it, from time to time I did get a glimpse of some of those achievements, here and...

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Saturday, 03 November 2018 02:04

Psalm 98/Undertake or Overtake

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When we sing the psalms back to God, one of the things we are learning how to do is how to address Him as He would like to be addressed. Instead of cooking up our own idea of pious noises and a liturgical shuffling around, our own ex tempore musical, we can read the script, commune with...

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Saturday, 03 November 2018 01:53

Enjoying His Pleasure

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As we come to this Table, it is natural for us to think about what we are doing. We want to understand the meaning of the sacrament, we want to reflect on it as we come, we want to have departed from all known sin, and we want to look around so that we might enjoy the fellowship of all the saints...

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Friday, 02 November 2018 13:31

The Protestant and Evangelical Future

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As you all know, or should know, this is the second in a series of four lectures. The first was entitled An Inescapable Burden of Glory, and addressed the necessity that God has placed upon all of us—that of seeking glory somehow, somewhere. The obedient look for it precisely...

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Friday, 02 November 2018 11:00

Their Basic Juke Move

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“The demand for absolute tolerance is a transitional move, designed and intended to break down the old norms. The demand for absolute tolerance does not and cannot countenance sacrilege toward the new norms. This is why the devotees of the new tolerance are the most fiercely intolerant people...

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Friday, 02 November 2018 07:42

No Other Furniture Was Harmed . . .

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:10

Diligent Dithering

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“This is how our learned leaders have managed the process so far, in four easy steps.

1. There is no fight. 2. There might come a time when we might have to fight. 3. It’s too soon to fight. 4. It’s too late to fight . . .

We are here because our respected evangelical leadership spec...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:05

Because That’s What It Is

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“Woe to the chump who dares resist the absolute demands of our new sexual dhimmitude” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 155).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:00

The Ultimate Bad Bargain

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“We got the whole world but lost our soul, which Jesus once identified as a poor bargain. We got the highest standard of living in the history of the planet, which just turned out to be the milky product of Mammon’s millions of teats, expressly designed to suckle a generation of...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 02:05

Burn All the Schools

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H.L. Mencken once suggested a shrewd educational reform that has somehow not caught on. He said that there was nothing wrong with our current education establishment that could not be fixed by burning all the schools, and hanging all the teachers. Now some might want to dismiss this...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 23:00

Book of the Month/November 2018

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I do not want to say a lot about this book here because I will no doubt be referencing it quite a bit in future posts. But I dowant to select this book as my November book of the month selection. Run, don’t walk, and google up this title (while you still can), and get it into your...

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