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, 01 October 2018 01:06

An Intergalactic Freak Show

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It has been shrewdly observed that there are really only two political parties in Washington—the Evil Party and the Stupid Party. And every once in a while we are permitted to be the gobsmacked spectators of some fresh exercise in bipartisanship, which usually entails the leaders...

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 23:00

Book of the Month/October 2018

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So my book of the month selection this go round is The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey, who was one of the more celebrated mystery writers of the twentieth century. The book was first recommended to me a few years ago by my friend Peter Hitchens, and I just recently got around to reading it. The...

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:59

Psalm 94/Mischief by a Law

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As a thoughtful Christian meditates on this psalm, it is hard to escape the conclusion that a good name for it would be “A Psalm for the Secular West.” But this would be a mistake—while it is absolutely pertinent for our times, there have been many generations when...

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Friday, 28 September 2018 11:05

Never Use the Biggest Spoon

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“Preach simply . . . To preach truths and notions above the hearers’ capacity, is like a nurse that should go to feed a child with a spoon too big to go into its mouth” (William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour, pp. 64-65).

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Friday, 28 September 2018 11:00

Wrong Direction

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“We started by employing feminism to turn first-rate women into third-rate men, and recently we have found ourselves turning third-rate women into fifth-rate men” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 99).

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 11:05

A Cracked Bell Cannot Peal

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“Keep a clear conscience; he cannot be a bold reprover, that is not a conscientious liver; such a one must speak softly, for fear of waking his own guilty conscience. Unholiness in the preacher’s life, either will stop his mouth from reproving, or the people’s ears from...

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“Homosexual sex is not just a sinful abomination, although it does remain that. But in addition to be sinful, it is also lame. God’s design for faithful marriage is glory, and to pair up a couple of guys is inglorious, and couple of girls is just plain sad” (Same Sex Mirage, p....

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:05

The Pulpit is Not Supposed to be a Safe Space

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“How oft hath the coward been killed in a ditch, or under some hedge, when the valiant soldier that stood his ground and kept his place, got off with safety and houours?” (William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour, p. 63).

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:00

Or Perhaps All Three

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“But the claim of the court is that we all—every man jack of us—need to submit to their arbitrary redefinitions of words, as it suits them, whether they are exegeting the law, squaring the circle, or rounding the bend” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 91).

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 01:05

Their Blood Sacrament

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Of course everyone recognizes that the battle over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is a battle—all understand that there is a fight going on. And more than a few understand that the battle is over Roe. But this understanding is greater on the side of the secularists, their understanding is...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 11:05

Courage Is Counterintuitive

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“Jeremiah seemed the only man likely to lose his life by his bold preaching; yet he had fairer quarter at last than the smooth preachers of his time. If thou are free and bold, thou mayest, indeed, be mocked by some, but thous wilt be reverenced by more: yea, even they that wag their heads at...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 11:00

Although I Can’t Tell If He Likes It

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“Having read the majority opinion for the Supreme’s Obergefell decision, I am now in a position to describe what Justice Kennedy’s dog gets for breakfast” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 89).

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 01:12

The Tuesday Torrent

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Aimee’s Book: Discuss Among Yourselves

Concerning your ongoing review of Aimee Byrd’s book, I find myself wondering whether she’s going to address the question of what the spouses, fathers, brothers, etc., will think of all this dining out alone with other peoples’ wives, or...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 11:05

Cowardice is Not Gentleness

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“There is nothing more unworthy than to see a people bold to sin, and the preacher afraid to reprove them” (William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour, p. 62).

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Monday, 24 September 2018 11:00

And It Also Releases the Demons

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“In the long run, moral stupidity is never workable. The rebellion against limits is to create for yourself the ultimate authority of the utter frozen limit. Hatred of creational limits is to embrace the final limits imposed by the outer darkness. The process ends hellishly, and is...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 00:43

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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So let us discuss some profiles in profiling. Suppose that some bank in our area was robbed by a Caucasian guy, around 6 foot 1 or so, brown hair and beard, and it also happened that he was driving a pick-up truck. Now let us suppose further that as the cops were scrambling all over...

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Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:05

More Highly Than He Ought

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God has given us eyes to see with and, even with a mirror, it can be difficult to look at them. The same thing is true—and in spades—when it comes to the eyes of our soul. We use these eyes to look at absolutely everything . . . except the act of ourselves, looking. We see...

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Saturday, 22 September 2018 01:00

For the Repentant, He Doesn’t Care

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Given the grace and goodness of God the Father in giving us the sacrifice of Jesus, and given the work of the Holy Spirit in the gospel offer to all men, the only sin that is damnable is the sin of perpetual hardheartedness—the sin of rejecting grace, and willfully remaining in unbelief. The...

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Friday, 21 September 2018 11:00

For It Must Be Taken Away

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“Since it has been established by the Supremes that homosexual mirage is a constitutionally protected activity, please outline for me what legal argument(s) you will use to defend my constitutional right to argue publicly from the pulpit that their constitutional right must be taken...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:05

Don’t Go It Alone

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It is not thy sermon in thy head, or notes in thy book, that will enable thee to preach, except God open thy mouth; acknowledge, therefore, God in all thy ways, and lean not to thy own understanding: the swelling of the heart, as well as of the wall, goes before a fall. How much may it provoke God,...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 11:00

The Next Chapter in LGBTQ History

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“This battle is over social and cultural approval. The battle is happening because a particular class of persons wants their sexual perversion to be their ticket into the high nobility of the civil rights movement—what they want is for the march to be from Selma to Sodom, not realizing...

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 11:00

Where Caesar’s Image Isn’t

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“Caesar identifies his own with his image; God identifies His own with His image. Caesar is therefore required by God to recognize what is not lawful for him to have. Marriage is right at the center of what is not lawful for him to have” (Same Sex Mirage, p. 71).

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018 02:01

The Man with the Quivering Red Laser Dot on His Chest

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So let us discuss the recent charges leveled against Brett Kavanaugh. There are a number of things to say about all this, and I intend to say as many of them as I can get to, but the first and fundamental thing is this: If we didn’t really want to go to the circus, then we...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 11:00

God of Blood

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“Any magistrate who does not see mankind as created in the image of God is a magistrate who is not qualified to rule. He needs to be frog-marched out of office. He is a tyrant and a despot at the root, before he has decided to do anything. This is because whatever he decides to do is going to...

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 01:42

Concrete Help is Not Legalism

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My apologies for creating the impression that I somehow got derailed from my ongoing review of Aimee Byrd’s book. I had inadvertently created this impression by getting derailed in fact, but it was not because of sloth, forgetfulness, ennui, or anything else bad like that. It was the press of...

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