Find out Her Name?

Introduction It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good theology, must be in want of a wife. And for some time now the standard understanding of why they were not getting married was that the young men were the problem. This was Mark Driscoll’s bread and butter teaching.Continue reading “Find out Her Name?”

Your World as I See It: Never Had a Friend

As Solomon says everything comes around again, and like clockwork comes a thread a Twitter thread that makes its way before my eyes via Not the Bee. The topic is one of my old hobby horses to flog, that men and women can not and should not be friends. Had I a beleaguered manservant IContinue reading “Your World as I See It: Never Had a Friend”

Not Your Best Friend

Editors Note: Having returned from my travels and recovered from the Rona, I now am pleased to post this first article of the year. Thanks to any regular readers for your patience. Because I am not that smart or just bursting with new ideas I am going to return to a few of my hobbyContinue reading “Not Your Best Friend”

Of Wives and Cigars

Introduction On a lovely Sunday afternoon I sat on my porch puffing away on my third cigar of the day as my wife rooted around in the nearby flower bed for rogue monkey grass. And as we enjoyed our time we listened to a few weeks old episode of Doctrine and Devotion. In which theContinue reading “Of Wives and Cigars”

Proverbs 31 2.0

This is an annual update of a post I wrote last year around this time, which can be found here, if you have any interest. A good bit has been rewritten to include new material as my wife continues to do such an excellent job of exemplifying this passage. And as I said last yearContinue reading “Proverbs 31 2.0”

The Stories He Tells Part 2

And the truth comes out! The fifth episode of Mike Cosper’s podcast The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill* didn’t even bother to hide it’s goals in attacking complementarianism by attaching it to Mark Driscoll. Early on Cosper even admits that the subject matter of the episode seems to have nothing to do with theContinue reading “The Stories He Tells Part 2”

Shoot the Foxes

Introduction Solomon warns us in his song, to beware the little foxes that gnaw at the roots in the vineyard of love. Little foxes are an excellent metaphor for small slights, that chip away at the foundation of relationships. There is nothing new under the sun and as just as in the days of ChristContinue reading “Shoot the Foxes”

The March and the Dance

Introduction  If someone has been reading in these parts for any time now it is pretty clear how enamored I am with Francis Schaffer’s two questions from A Christian Manifesto: “What does loyalty to Christ mean to you?” and, “Why are you a Christian?” Building on this Os Guinness reminds us that it used toContinue reading “The March and the Dance”

My Wife Has an Offensive Joke

My wife has an obscure, sometimes dark sense of humor. And occasionally there arrises a moment in social gathering or conversation that we enjoy an ongoing joke. People will ask how we met and our story and she will relate it. In which I pursued her for four years consistently declaring my intent to marryContinue reading “My Wife Has an Offensive Joke”