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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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 11:00

Sexual Anarchism

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“In other words, their enemy is not heteronormativity, their final enemy is civilization itself. Civilization requires norms, and Christian civilization requires heterosexual monogamous norms. What we are up against is simply anarchism” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 26).

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 00:41

Libertarian Letters

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Apparently People Want to Discuss Libertarianism

It seems that in secular libertarianism that one’s rights and freedoms are decoupled from one’s responsibilities. For any particular freedom is had in order to fulfill a specific responsibility. And that such responsibilities are set by...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 02:30

A Hateful Superiority

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“As soon as he said oh, wretched man that I am, he would be rejected as one of those people who think they’re better than everybody else” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 22).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 02:16

The Great Servant Leadership Mistake

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In her next chapter, Aimee Byrd continues a similar pattern. She says a lot of good things, like a handful of pearls with no thread to make a necklace. But she also says some worrisome things, and then third, she assembles part of what she says to support her central non sequitur....

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 07:00

Jeffrey and Sarah

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Everyone is in favor of kindness in the abstract. Everyone in the world applauds kindness . . . until it looks like it might cost them something. It is then that our commitment to “realistic” standards kicks in. “Surely I can’t be expected to . . .” Unfortunately our...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 01:30

Book of the Month: September 2018

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Knowing Christby Mark Jones is a worthy companion volume to J.I. Packer’s classic Knowing God. It is a work of devotional theology or, if you prefer, theological devotion.

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Nancy and I read this one together aloud, bit by bit, and that was a good way to work through something as dense and as...

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Saturday, 01 September 2018 00:53

Psalm 91/Under the Shadow of the Almighty

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According to a tradition among the Jews, if a psalm is not attributed to anyone, then the credit should go to the author of the previous psalm. There is no basis for being dogmatic about it, but this would mean that Psalm 91 was composed by Moses. The reason this is suggestive is that...

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“Those who greet every incident with loud shouts of glad generalization are revealing far more than they realize” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 21).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 11:00

Like a Donkey Eating a Thistle

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[Moderate Christians] “want to say that homosexual acts are, without a doubt, in a certain sense, sinful, certainly, which is a conclusion we must come to if we are to wrestle authentically with the text. We wish we could say differently—oh, how we wish—but, for the time being,...

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:00

Acts Nikos Christus Rex Comis, R.I.P.

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The death of any of our little ones is pressing hard. We love our children, but we remember that we are only in a position to love them as we ought to because we love our Father in Heaven more than all. Whoever does not love Christ more than family cannot be a disciple, as Jesus plainly taught us...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 11:00

How God Addresses Us

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“Jesus Christ is our federal representative and head, which means that He is the appointed face of the new human race, the appointed face of the new humanity. And when God wants to communicate with that new human race, He addresses us to our face” (Same Sex Mirage, pp. 15-16).

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 01:51

When Liberty Gets Leprosy: The Libertarian Lure

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Introduction

Since we are in between elections, and because public feelings are not running high at just this moment, I thought it would be safe to take a moment to discuss the libertarian temptation. And so let us begin by defining terms.

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I am a conservative, not a libertarian, but there is quite a...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 11:00

Turned Into, Turned On By

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“We become like what we worship. If we worship Change, we will come to insist on our right to be turned into anything, and to be turned on by anything. If we worship God and God only, we will gladly accept His sexual assignments. If He decided to make you a boy, since He is God, then it...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 01:56

Letters on the Lock and Key Business. And More.

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Inappropriate Appropriation

In your article titled “Appropriate This” you ask the question: “What do you call it when you have an acute case of vicarious embarrassment for someone who ought to be embarrassed about what they are doing, but somehow inexplicably is not?” I could...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 11:00

Not Exactly

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“Any woman who objects to showering with a dude who currently self-identifies as a woman is probably a woman who has a deep problem with Pharisaism” (Same Sex Mirage, pp. 11).

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Authors: Douglas Wilson...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 01:38

Appropriate This

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imageThe Mikado is a massive display of innocent cultural appropriation, and a delightful operetta for normal people, which is why you don’t see it performed very often anymore.

So let me explain it to you once again, one more time. If a white girl wears a Chinese dress to the prom, she is guilty...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 11:00

No Fundamental Divide

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“The seed of the serpent insists that everything that is here morphed out of something else that was already here, and somehow, in some way, everything that is used to be something else. There was no ultimate beginning. All is One. This worldview exalts evolution of necessity; the whole thing...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 02:43

Defrauding a Brother

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I don’t have a great deal to say about this next chapter—on Christ as our Elder Brother—because most of it is very good. The mistake that Aimee Byrd is making is the same one again. She says a number of valuable things about the biblical relationship of brothers and sisters, some...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 11:00

How Could There Be?

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“God’s gravity is infinite, and there is no escape velocity” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 7).

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“Homosexual vice is a bad business, one that the apostle Paul describes as the end of the ethical road. But that is simply where the battle is right now, not what the battle is over. And so, since I have raised the point, what is the battle over? The battle is over the right to define the...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 02:58

Under Lock and Key

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A few weeks ago, I wrote something that caused some consternation in some predictable quarters. I said:

“But here are some different examples. This one is taken from the world, not from Scripture, but we can learn something about the world from it. Why, if a woman sleeps with a...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 11:00

Sexual Senselessness

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“We must remember that sin doesn’t make sense. If it made sense, it wouldn’t really be sin. Sin is a fundamental irrationality, an attitude that wants to define the world over against the way the Creator of the world determined to define it” (Same Sex Mirage, p. xi).

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 01:11

Tuesday and the Letters It Brings

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imageDoes this have something to do with the letters? Or do I just like the picture? You decide.

Your unfolding review of Aimee Byrd’s latest is an excellent little nugget of discernment. What especially comes across to me is the awareness of subtle fallacies which, when one has...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 00:38

Striking While the Irony is Hot

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Aimee Byrd is very aware of a mistake that would, in this kind of cultural analysis, be a very easy one to make. I am glad she is aware of it because it shows she is actively trying to avoid making it, and that is all to the good. Unfortunately, this awareness has not protected her...

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Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:46

Honest With God/Growth in Grace

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We are considering the two components of growth in grace. The first is getting rid of impediments to that growth, which is a necessary thing—but preliminary. The second thing is actual growth in grace. This growth in grace is a form of life, and like all life it requires food....

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