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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Saturday, 14 September 2019 00:33

Life in 1 John

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We have considered the enticements of worldliness—the snare that tripped up our first parents. Those enticements are the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. When we are drawn to such things, and they make us unrighteous, and we also want to cling to...

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Friday, 13 September 2019 11:05

Maybe the Whole Narrative is Wrong

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“How many times can the masses be shocked out of their conformist stupor before we begin to wonder whether they were ever in a conformist stupor to start with?”

Nation of Rebels, p. 95

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Friday, 13 September 2019 11:00

Sounds Like Fun

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“The goal is to have civilization and the kingdom of God become more and more synonymous and harder and harder to tell apart.”

Why Children Matter, pp. 64

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Friday, 13 September 2019 03:11

A National Review Contretemps

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Brian Mattson has done me the honor of engaging with my recent interactions with the French/Ahmari debate. And what I would like to do, weather permitting, is engage right back. He did this over at National Review at the Corner, and you can read all about it here. My two most recent...

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Friday, 13 September 2019 01:00

Raising Future (Postmil) Men / Ask Doug

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:05

Which Would be Inaccurate

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“One way of articulating the central idea of the counterculture is simply to say that it collapsed the distinction between deviance and dissent (or, more accurately, that it began treating all deviance as dissent).”

Nation of Rebels, p. 80

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 11:00

The Foundation of Christian Civilization

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Paideia was one of those huge words in the ancient world, and it referred to the enculturation of a child so that he could take his place as a citizen in the polis. In other words, paideia referred to an all-encompassing, civilization-making reality. Paul is using the word to refer to...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 11:05

Because the Feminists Tore Down Chesterton’s Fence

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“For example, during the 60’s, many of the social norms that governed relationships between the sexes came under sustained criticism. Traditional male ‘gallantry’ involved showing a somewhat exaggerated concern for the health and well-being of women: opening doors for...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 11:00

An Exercise in Missing the Point

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“Imagine a four-lane highway, with two lanes going opposite ways, two to Heaven, two to Hell. A Ford and a Chevy are on the two lanes going to Heaven, and on the two lanes going to Hell are a Ford and a Chevy. We live in perverse time, such that when the Fords pass, the drivers beep and...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 01:08

A Lesson Not Yet Learned

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Today marks the eighteenth anniversary of the 911 attacks, and it is not quite accurate to say that everything has changed. It would be more to the point to say that everything is still changing. One of the basic things still in flux is that Americans are yet trying to find a fixed...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 20:30

Ep 109: The Founders Trailer

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This week Pastor Wilson chats Tom Ascol and the Founders Trailer, unpacks apoplanao, and reviews “The Loveliness of Christ.” For more from Doug, please visit us at https://canonpress.com

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 11:05

When Dissent Isn’t

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“We must distinguish, in other words, because dissent and deviance. Dissent is like civil disobedience. It occurs when people are willing in principles to play by the rules but have a genuine, good-faith objection to the specific content of the prevailing set of rules. They disobey despite...

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 11:00

The Two Sides of Discipline

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“Once we have accepted the duty of administering parental discipline, we discover that discipline itself falls into two categories: corrective and formative. Corrective discipline is correction of manifested sins in the past, as well as correction with regard to the future. Formative...

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Monday, 09 September 2019 11:10

Seth and Brooke

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The world uses the word love a lot, but tends to fall into certain destructive patterns in their pursuit of it. One kind of love is conditional on the front end—“I will love you if . . .” Another is conditional after the fact—“I love you because . . .” I will...

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Monday, 09 September 2019 11:05

Almost as Good as Living in Her Basement

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“They were romantic individualists who valued self-reliance and were possessed of a grand contempt for mass society. As Thoreau, who is best known for spending two years ‘roughing it’ in a cabin on Walden Pond (his mother actually brought him regular meals and did his washing),...

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Monday, 09 September 2019 11:00

Imitation Where It Counts

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“Ineffective discipline is a way of disowning, rejecting, or hating your children. God does not do that with us, and we must not do that with our children”

Why Children Matter, p. 48

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Sunday, 08 September 2019 23:53

David French and the Chimerical Flibbertigibbet

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The United States has a written Constitution, as in, written down, which has been a wonderful firewall and blessing. But America also has, as all nations do, an unwritten constitution. That unwritten covenant is the only thing that makes the Constitution itself worth anything more than...

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Saturday, 07 September 2019 00:06

Liars in 1 John

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We should all know that it is a sin to lie. Perjury is, after all, prohibited by the ninth commandment (Ex. 20:16). The Colossians were told not to lie to one another, now that they had put off the old man with his deeds (Col. 3:9). And we are told that the lake of fire is reserved for...

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Friday, 06 September 2019 11:05

On Being the Hero in Your Own Show

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“The idea of a counterculture is ultimately based on a mistake. At best, countercultural rebellion: a set of dramatic gestures that are devoid of any progressive political or economic consequences and that detract from the urgent task of building a more just society. In other words, it is...

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Friday, 06 September 2019 11:00

And Do You Really Want To?

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“If someone loses his temper, and you clean up after him, regardless of whether he is a two-year-old, a thirty-year-old, or a sixty-year-old, you are going to have to do it again . . . You get more of what you subsidize and less of what you penalize.”

Why Children Matter, p. 47

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Friday, 06 September 2019 01:00

Combat Sports / Ask Doug

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 11:05

There’s That Also

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“The idea that marijuana liberates the mind is something that only someone who is stoned could believe.”

Nation of Rebels, p. 61

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 11:00

Rasputin in Jammies

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“Many time, parents are reluctant to discipline when it is needed, because they think their child is feeble-minded when it comes to godly cause and effect. A mom says, ‘I don’t think my little baa-lamb’—known to outsiders as the wailing tornado, and to his siblings as...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 11:05

The Rebels That Aren’t

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“With this theory of co-optation in place, the counterculture itself becomes a ‘total ideology,’ a completely closed system of thought immune to falsification, in which every apparent exception simply confirms the rule. For generations now, countercultural rebels have been pumping...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 11:00

God’s Word Done God’s Way . . .

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“We live in a time when a number of very foolish Christian parents have attempted to discipline foolishly, found out that that does not work, and concluded that the problem must be with God’s Word, and not with their own inept applications of it”

Why Children Matter, p. 45

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