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When Did We See You?

Meanwhile, over here in the state of New York, the resounding words of God crying out against the elders of Israel, who fed themselves at the expense of their sheep, feels pretty comforting.

The Sunday Next Before Advent

This Sunday is also the Feast of Christ the King. Yes, that is a recent and popish innovation… but a good one.

#28: Signs, Sealed, Delivered: Unraveling the Sacraments

Matt, Jady, and Nick discuss the sacraments of communion and baptism. They talk about what makes a sacrament, their symbolic-and-more nature, whether or not they “work,” and where the Good News is in these “holy mysteries.”

Totalitarians Moments? IX: Saturday in DC

Events this past Saturday in Washington D. C. speak volumes about where we are as a country.

The Do-Nothing Bit is a Lie

The man who ran off to bury his talent in the ground could have looked to the other servants for more information, could have questioned himself, could have wondered if maybe the other servants who went out and did what the master required knew more than he did. But why would he? Adam didn’t. It’s not the usual way.

Features

A Faithful Witness

A Faithful Witness

The church, in this case, has set itself against the revealed will of God, on purpose, after thinking about it for years and years and years, and is going to discipline those who would like to faithfully follow the scriptures and teach and admonish and help others to do so.

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You’re Not The Cornerstone

You’re Not The Cornerstone

I mean, obviously, the cornerstone is a metaphor. Jesus isn’t a literal stone, just like he wasn’t a physical sheep gate or a well or a grapevine—he’s a man. And yet, the metaphor of the stone is quite powerful, because of all the way it is worked through the entirety of scripture, and because of all the other metaphors relating to the church that flow out of it.

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Have Your Cake After All

Have Your Cake After All

They would have said, without guile, that they both said they were going to the vineyard, and then that they did in fact go into the vineyard. They would have believed this with all the moral complacency of Greta Thunberg or even Franklin Graham. I believe in the thing I’m doing, and I am doing the thing that I believe.

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A New Creed For An Unbelieving Age

A New Creed For An Unbelieving Age

Of course, we all know what is meant by “love is love.” It means that a person’s feelings are so valuable and precious that all of reality—including biology itself, the movement of the stars and sun, the law, everything—has to bend toward that person’s inclinations and desires at every moment.

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Be Careful What You Ask For

If you’re out in the street—or in the courtroom—crying for justice for yourself or for a group, you’re going to feel confused and angry whenever you eventually encounter the Bible.

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The Point of the Entire Exercise

The Point of the Entire Exercise

Forgiveness is hard enough all by itself, but when everyone around you is calling to you to take offense, to put yourself first, to examine your feelings, to take care of yourself, the chief reason for going at all is lost, both intellectually and emotionally, in the souls of Christians.

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On Reading Badly

On Reading Badly

In other words, it is very bad to go back and read modern virtues into the past, holding the long-dead accountable for sins they didn’t imagine to be sins. Though, I would say, doing that is what we do. We always judge the past, just as we will be judged, and it’s one reason literature goes out of fashion, and notes have to be made at the end of the page, and children have to learn how to read books and walk the delicate line between empathy and judgement.

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Why Will You Die?

Why Will You Die?

When someone like Jen Hatmaker veers sharply off the rails of Christian orthodoxy, and drags hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of Christian women along with her into the darkness, she is not trying to be bad, she is intending to do good in the way that she understands it.

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Anne’s Guide To Raising Children

Anne’s Guide To Raising Children

I’m not homeschooling because I think I can do a better job than anyone else (I can’t), or because I want each child to reach his or her “full potential” or anything like that. They won’t. I certainly never have. That’s a terrifying burden to put on anyone. Rather, I want them to be functional, thinking adults and not have, through neglect or smothering or group think, all the interesting doors of the world closed to them.

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Podcast

#1: The Stand Firm Podcast

#1: The Stand Firm Podcast

Jady Koch, Nick Lannon, and Matt Kennedy discuss the leftward theological and ideological drift on the part of a number of highly platformed ACNA clergy, how this drift affects the proclamation of the Gospel, and what type of Church it could produce.

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