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Stop Saying “We”

Which is Less bad? Shutting down the economy so that fewer people die? Which it is important to acknowledge, is a terrible terrible decision to make or to have to make because people losing money and jobs is not a good thing and I don’t hear anybody saying that it is. Or, not shutting down the economy and having lots and lots and lots of people die? This is also a bad choice. Really bad. Devastating.

Disasters and Presumptions

The church rightly reveres Ignatius and Polycarp, who both went cheerfully and without resistance to their martyrdoms. The church also rightly reveres Athanasius, who fled persecution.

Every Life Matters: A Response to Mr. Reno

We’ve been tearing babies out of the womb and chucking them away, destroying the lives of their mothers and fathers in the process and yeah, the economy, heretofore, has been ticking along fine, but, I would say, with little beauty and less honor and certainly dubious quantities of justice.

The Gospel is Not At Stake

If there were no pandemic sickness and the government were to tyrannically demand that we not meet on pain of death, I think we would be obligated to disobey and face the consequences. But in this case, lives are at stake, not the Gospel.

7 Coronavirus Takes

The great thing about a church is that it’s a community no matter what your lifestyle or work. Do you work in an office? That’s great, you can still go to church. Do you work at home? That’s great too.

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Why God Does Answer Some Prayers

Why God Does Answer Some Prayers

If you are starving because you have no food, and you pray, you are right, you may still die. If someone is threatening to kill you, and you pray and ask for the threat to go away, you are right, you may still be killed.

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Chronicling the Long Defeat

Chronicling the Long Defeat

I wrote the article below in 2016, hoping to dissuade orthodox Anglican primates from attending a Primates Meeting that had been called by the Archbishop of Canterbury. My aim was to show that much damage to the orthodox cause is done by meeting with those who claim...

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How To Actually Support The Parents of Theybies

How To Actually Support The Parents of Theybies

You know what is hard? Life in general. If you expect life in general to be easy peasy, parenting will be hard for you. And if you think that you are the center of your own universe, parenting will be the apocalypse, because the clash between you and the baby will be epic.

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Recognizing Critical Theory

Recognizing Critical Theory

How many books by people of color do you have on your shelves? How about women? When you reach for a commentary do you inevitably grab one written by a white male? What about the Bible you read, were the translators mostly white and male? My guess is that you have...

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The Baby Is Still Not That Important

The Baby Is Still Not That Important

Much like the much confused American pursuit of happiness, which, having chucked the necessary element of virtue to the curb, has produced a generation of deeply unhappy people, so also recasting the purpose of parenting to be the rearing of a self-expressive child is bringing about the collapse of society. Think I’m being hyperbolic? I’m not. Children in this culture are unhappier than ever before and in any other place around the world.

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Follow Your Heart?

Follow Your Heart?

About a year ago I posted the following on Facebook after reading an article by Joyce Meyer that advises Christian readers to read the bible, pray, and then, “follow your heart.” I wrote (with perhaps a bit of hyperbole): “Yes, check the bible. Yes. Pray. But no, do...

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How Disappointing

How Disappointing

Just as God reveals himself to humanity in the Man Jesus Christ, so also you must reveal yourself to the world in some identifiable way. When you do this, your bravery and courage will bring harmony and healing to a broken world.

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Red Letter Lunacy

Red Letter Lunacy

Fats Waller famously said of jazz, “if you don’t know what it is, don’t mess with it.” That should be the Reds’ approach to just war theory.

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Are the Creeds Enough?

Are the Creeds Enough?

If an ordained leader in the church professes and truly believes the Creeds but promotes transgenderism and homosexual unions, should we accept him as a genuine brother and legitimate Christian teacher? The question goes to the heart of discipleship; what does it mean...

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On the Radar

DISCOVERED: Nehemiah’s Wall

Though the discovery of the Persian wall and tower was unexpected, when considering the historical sources, it is entirely unsurprising. The Bible discusses just such a wall, at length and in great detail.

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Islam Made Me Christian

In my youth, I had been numbed to the decadence that now was impossible to ignore. I started isolating myself from my peers in order to focus on my work and practice my faith.

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