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, 27 December 2018 10:00

Just as God Determined

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“Just as a violin and bow are one instrument, and a lock and a key are one mechanism, and a pair of scissors are one tool, so also mankind created as male and female are one image” (Same Sex Mirage, pp. 245-246).

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 01:56

The Moral High Ground of Free Grace

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One of the oddest developments in my recent experience has to do with how I, paleo-conservative as I am, somehow wound up occupying the moral high ground when it comes to racial matters. I thought some of you might be curious as regarding the reasons for this. Perhaps others are curious about what...

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 02:11

All Kinds of Letters, but Mostly One Kind

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Generational Guilt and American Vision

Race, Grace, and the Crimes the Ninevah: God’s actions towards Ninevah, even after their war crimes against his people, is one of the best biblical cases against the perpetuation of generational guilt. In all the articles rebuking the sustainers of white...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 23:00

Merry Christmas, and As You Were

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I trust that God has blessed you and yours with a most merry Christmas. That said, it is time for you to go back to fellowshipping with them all, including even your cranky uncle. The normal letters feature here that runs on Tuesday will appear tomorrow, despite the fact that tomorrow is Wednesday....

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Monday, 24 December 2018 00:00

The Next Bethlehem

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There are few things in this world more audacious than the doctrines underlying Christmas. And when we say this, we are not just talking about what God has done, in fulfillment of His great and precious promises, but we are also talking about what God is continuing to do, and what He intends to...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 23:53

Christmas with Both Feet on the Ground

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One of our great temptations is to project doctrinal anachronisms back into the past. When Jesus was living among us, and teaching His disciples, it is pretty easy for us to take post-resurrection realities, or post-ascension realities, or even post-Nicene realities, and project them...

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Friday, 21 December 2018 10:05

As the Prophets Foretold

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“While there is no legal or political salvation possible for us, this is quite a different thing than saying salvation is impossible. Politics and law cannot save us, but both politics and law can both be saved. And they will be” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 241).

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Friday, 21 December 2018 10:00

A Different Kind of Necrophilia

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“America has tarted up, has unbuttoned her blouse, and is shooting come-hither glances at death. This is copulation with corpses; it is French-kissing the zombies” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 240).

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 10:00

And They Mean It Too

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“The lust wants what it does, and it wants to shout down any who would contradict. This is all done in the name of sensitivity and tolerance, and hence the recent coinage of a most necessary word—totalitolerance” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 239).

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 01:56

A Set of Brief Responses to Joel McDurmon

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I responded yesterday to a couple of tweets from Joel McDurmon, not knowing at the time that he had written a longer article on the subject. That article requires a small collection of responses, which I have conveniently assembled for you below. His article is here.

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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:00

And In Vain

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“Lust seeks to obtain from a finite thing what only the infinite can provide” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 237).

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 23:49

Race, Grace, and the Crimes of Nineveh

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In an attempt to respond to my piece on Al Mohler and Southern Seminary—as I think I may safely assume—Joel McDurmon tweeted this:

“Ftr, saying that white Christians pursuing racial reconciliation will NEVER be permitted to achieve success, but be strung outwith...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 05:23

The Riot and the Dance Releases Today

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A number of you went out to see The Riot and the Dance in theaters some months ago, and now I have some additional (bright and shiny) news about all of that. The upshot of it all is that the film is now available on various delivery platforms (like Amazon and iTunes).

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 01:00

One More Free Kindle . . .

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So we gathered all the November posts up, and put them in an anthology. That anthology is now available (free) today through Saturday. Here is the link.
 
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:29

So Here Come the Letters

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Be careful Pastor Doug, you keep pointing this stuff out, people might actually start believing this gospel thing! My wife has a very dark past and once asked me, what will she say to our son if he wants to know more about her childhood and history? She was very concerned about...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 10:00

Prepositions Matter

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“The right kind of hard man is tough for his wife. Soft men are tough on their wives. In the same way, hard leaders are hard for their people; soft leaders are hard on their people. As we deal with these perilous times, we need tough pastors—pastors who are tough for their...

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About a week ago, Al Mohler released a report on Southern Seminary with an accompanying letter. That letter (which has a link to the report itself) can be found here. And then also, if you want to read about the inevitable consequences of this, the utterly predictable howls of...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 23:45

The Christmas Gift

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Our celebration of Christmas is all about the arrival of the one who was given to us. For unto us a Son is given (Is. 9:6). The Christ was given. God so loved the world that He gave. In Isaiah’s promise, there are two words that are repeated twice, and they emphasize the reality...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 10:00

Gayer Than a Pope Tweet

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“The end result is that evangelical men, taking one thing with another, are gayer than a pope tweet . . . The problem we are discussing is evangelical men who do not know what gentleness is. The do not know what men are for. They do not understand how tenderness is supposed to work” (Sam...

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Friday, 14 December 2018 08:30

Anita Crews, R.I.P.

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The theme of every Christian memorial service is this: from dust to glory. But in order to understand this properly,we need to grasp the deep reality of our fall into sin and all that it entailed.

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Thursday, 13 December 2018 10:00

No Brakes

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“The totalitarian left has no brakes on their agenda.They have no internal principle that allows them to say ‘thus far and no farther.’ And since they can’t consistently say that, they won’t say that” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 225).

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 23:15

A Nest of Nestorians?

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A few weeks ago, I preached on the importance of the Definition of Chalcedon to a right celebration of Christmas. At the same time, Gregory Shane Morris reposted something he had written defending a Protestant use of the title “Mother of God” as applied to Mary. One of my parishioners...

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Monday, 10 December 2018 22:00

When Writing Letters, Don’t Lose Your Head

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Justice & Injustice

I recently read A Justice Primer in conjunction with a couple weeks of leading a study of biblical justice in a Bible study. One question that came up was from my wife, who is a victim of childhood sexual abuse. By their very nature, crimes of abuse are carried out in secret....

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Monday, 10 December 2018 10:00

Hellish Forgetfulness

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“I don’t think anyone should stand anywhere near the Memory Hole—it is the entry way to the Bottomless Pit . . . Like Nebuchadnezzar’s men, it is pretty easy to fall in when you are throwing things” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 224).

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Sunday, 09 December 2018 23:53

The Sin of Flattening Sins

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One of the things revealed by our ongoing debate over the business of “same sex attraction” (SSA) is the fact that we are focusing almost entirely on the wrong issues. We are examining and measuring tremors on the surface when we should be tracking the massive shifts that...

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