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, 29 October 2018 11:00

Death Everlasting

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Fruitlessness is a religion, and abortion is their bloody sacrament” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 144).

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Monday, 29 October 2018 01:42

Three Approaches to Sexuality

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Introduction

One of the very useful set of categories that I learned from the reconstructionists back in the day was the distinction to be made between the three different kinds of religion. There is power religion, there is escape religion, and there is dominion religion.

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Sunday, 28 October 2018 00:25

Sapphire Gray

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When strings are pulled taut, the cello is tuned,The wood holds the wine that is seasoned and old.Dark music poured out and emptied the cask,And rolled in my goblet, rich, tawny and toldHow holiness tastes, how righteousness laughs.

You shall be as God, the great dragon had said, Philosophers argue...

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Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:03

The Holy, Horror, and Halloween

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I want to take the approach of yet another Halloween to address something that is increasingly related to it. A few years ago I wrote about the lawfulness of celebrating Halloween itself — at the little kid dressing up level — but here I want to develop further a thought I mentioned...

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 23:45

November Cometh

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I would briefly remind you that when next month arrives, I have planned a series of blog posts that will present you with the truth in rough cut timber — no planing, no sanding, no varnish. A further explanation can be found here. So the reminder is to stay tuned.

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 11:00

Hidden Holocaust

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“The modern world has seen many revolutions, from the French Revolution to the Russian, but the bloodiest of all of them has been the sexual revolution” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 141).

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:05

Counter-Intuitive

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“The worst thing about pragmatic accommodations is that they don’t work, and the best thing about principled lost-cause stands is that they do” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 139).

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:00

Or So It Would Seem

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“Call me old fashioned, but I still maintain there is a critical difference between climbing out of stupid and climbing into it” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 139).

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 01:44

A Gaudy and Spectacular Flim-Flammery

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Introduction

So we have a caravan consisting of thousands of refugees, heading for our southern border. What are Christians to make of this? How are we to think of such things? We do live in a world, after all, in which our Lord told the parable of the Good Samaritan . . .

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We also live in a world...

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:49

Our Editorial Team Prepares a Response

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Enviro-Stewardship

Wow! A “toad-eating sell-out” if you claim our first vocation as gardeners implies stewardship of God’s gift of creation. Some guys get stupid around pretty girls, Pastor Wilson loses his mind when he gets around any discussion of environmental care. The careful,...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 11:00

Oh, We Didn’t Mean Our Morality . . .

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“If we can’t impose a particular morality on people who don’t share that morality, then why did you impose your morality on the bigoted restaurant owner? This is not a difficult question to understand, and I am willing to wait for an answer” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 137).

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Monday, 22 October 2018 01:02

Our Lumpen Intelligentsia

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Introduction

I believe it to be generally acknowledged that I am an easy-going fellow. For example, it has been some years now, and I don’t think any one of you has seen me complaining about when we started calling babysitters caregivers. See? Go along get along.

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And I think that part of the...

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:37

Psalm 97/The Potency of Right Worship

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Many of the problems confronting modern Christians is that they diligently try to do the right thing . . . but in the wrong categories. They try guitar fingering on a mandolin; they try chess rules on a backgammon board; they apply the rules of French grammar to English. And for us to...

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Friday, 19 October 2018 11:00

The Headwaters of Our Confusion

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“Because we tried to eliminate the sin of racial prejudice in public spaces without grasping that central distinction [between a sin and a crime], we have ended up mandating the commission of sin in public spaces. Essaying to stamp out one sin, we have made another sin, one that is far worse...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 11:00

Back When We Could Carry a Tune

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“It is now avant-garde jazz played with the fists, but America used to play its songs in C Major” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 134).

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:00

Or Mayo

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“So, for the present, now that we are no longer in the grip of ‘anti-gay h8,’ water is commanded to flow uphill, by order of the Supreme Court, and triangles must have four sides, by order of Congress. On top of that, the president has recently signed an executive order...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 05:00

Our Friends in Seattle

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For any of our friends in the Seattle area, Nancy and I are going to be doing a marriage conference there soon — the info is here.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:07

Idaho Horse Racing

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For my Idaho readers, we have a measure on the ballot coming up in a few weeks that would reboot Idaho horse racing. What shall we make of that? The measure (Prop 1) would set a minimum number for horse races, would allow betting on those races, and would allow the installation of...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:00

Meum Tuum

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“We . . . live in a time when the social justice gimme, gimme graspers have a poorer understanding of property rights than a dog with a chew toy does” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 129).

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 01:51

Gayer Than a Stack of Lavender Pancakes

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When a local emporium, what should know better, displays a book like what you see there to your right, the public of course gets to take a look at it, and I gets to comment on it.

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Back when I was young, when you wanted to confuse people about which sex you were seeking to be, this was done by the...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 01:06

Trying to Finish the Letters Feature

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A Different Pence Rule

“If your imagination is not up to it, I have supplied a useful graphic.” Has anyone ever seen Mike Pence and Race Bannon in the same room at the same time? No? I didn’t think so. There! Image fixed! ; – )

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Monday, 15 October 2018 11:00

Dialing Way Back

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“Because there is absolutely no way to get in with the cool kids so long as you remain in any way in clear opposition to the sexual revolution, they have begun the process of dialing everything way back” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 128).

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So over the weekend I tweeted out a link to David Bahnsen’s recent article about “the Kavanaugh-hearing as opening salvo” for a lot more of the same, which I thought an appropriate and solemn reminder for us all. And if you go to read it, I would remind you that Bahnsen was not arg...

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Saturday, 13 October 2018 01:30

Psalm 96/Our God Reigns

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God is worthy of all praise and honor. We know this through special revelation—as we see here in Psalm 96—and we also learn the same thing from the created order itself. God is speaking both places because God is silent nowhere. The creation is an essential part of the...

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Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:31

Maybe the Other Person Is Not the Difficult One

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Meals together are to be a time of harmony. We are all of us companions here. The Latin word for companion comes from two words meaning “one who shares bread together with you.”

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As companions, we should want to be companions on more than just one level. We are growing together, being...

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