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I have heard some say they would not be caught dead even visiting where I have both chosen, and been blessed, to live for over 30 years. There's no accounting for taste ... but I do pity them: how I long for them to see the power of God in Jesus Christ to bring life where death once reigned.


    A Lesson for Us All from the Rise of Bernie Sanders

    We often call Vermont the perfect socialist laboratory, and it has certainly been that for the last 50 years. Two factors are often cited–one geographical, one sociological. It has been just near enough the metro East media/academia spotlight that any experiments can be conducted and studied with little effort, but its population is also small enough that any failures are difficult for the opposition to | Read More »

    For the Dual Citizens Among Us: A Brief Reminder of the Present Reign of the Lord Jesus Christ

    Not wanting to detract from the appropriate and necessary commiseration and recalibration occurring elsewhere on RedState, I still dare not begin this new day without reminding myself of realities which not only transcend our recent troubles, but are also our only ultimate comfort in the midst of them. I share these reminders in the hope that you will be similarly comforted; please contribute other Scripture-consistent | Read More »

    In Which the Conservative Organ NYTimes Anoints Transgenderism with Napalm

    It’s true that Molly Worthen’s title–Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’–grabbed me for philosophical-linguistic reasons: I have both argued the point at RedState and tried to practice it whenever I speak or write; if one aspect of conservative doctrine is to preserve and foster objective reality, steering a culture from shipwreck on subjective shoals, it behooves those in the wheelhouse to speak a lot less about | Read More »

    SC Evangelicals: Donald Trump is a Biblical Man!

    Sisters and Brothers, oh I was slow to awaken, but I now testify before you that I have seen the  light–that beautiful, blinding, orange light!!! You have an important task before you tomorrow; mine is to exhort you not to let anybody tell you that Donald Trump isn’t a Man of the Word. Because he is–and you know it in your gut, don’t you! But | Read More »

    Iowa Evangelical: What Do All Temptations Have in Common?

    The united testimony of the Scriptures, which is confirmed by our own hearts, is that temptations of all types contain a falsehood: a deviation from the word of God which is presented as a more desirable alternative in the moment than to obey our Creator’s revealed will. In the garden, the first Adam heard “Did God actually say?” and, to our doom, succumbed; in the | Read More »

    For the Dual Citizens Among Us: On the Necessity of Finding Ourselves Small

    Are we upset by all of the snow that fell? Untold numbers of snowflakes, each snowflake composed of untold numbers of water molecules, each molecule which may have constituted untold numbers of different snowflakes in lifetimes past, some atoms of which may have been in the chlorophyll of a leaf of a tree in the Garden of Eden, or in a corpuscle of the blood | Read More »

    An Open Letter to America’s Evangelical Pastors

    Undershepherds of the little flock of God, In the certainty that each of you is aware of the political turmoil sweeping our nation, in the fear that some of you will be sorely tempted to not honor the Lord Jesus Christ as you ought in the present crisis, and under the authority of the Word of God, reflected in our common confession of the faith | Read More »

    For the Dual Citizens Among Us: Lest We Forget

    It was at about this time on this date sixty years ago that five young Christian men–Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Flemming, and Roger Youderian–were attacked without warning and speared to death by some members of the unreached Waorani tribe in Ecuador, among whom the missionaries hoped to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their martyrdom not only led to a reception | Read More »

    For the Dual Citizens Among Us: To Our Ungodly Culture’s “Love ‘Em/Hate ‘Em” False Dichotomy About Homosexuals

    This is not a proper diary–granted. But the Scriptural soundness of the linked interview, on an issue of contemporary significance, is so compelling that I must urge you to hear it; such soundness is often demonstrated by true wisdom’s cutting in several directions at once–which it must, given the metastatic nature of our spiritual cancer, and which it always does, as “the word of God | Read More »

    A Modest Proposal for Increasing the Funding of Planned Parenthood

    Living in a midnight blue district, while it gives a Christian, pro-life conservative many opportunities to point his neighbors to the reality and consequences of the biblical God’s sovereign ownership of all that is, also tends to minimize the time one can spend in actual primary campaigns. But it does give one time to think a little outside the box. So: I propose that the | Read More »