Of Pharisees and Dissected Frogs

Over the past few years, really since the election of one Orange Man, it has been a pretty common refrain that late night comedy is simply not funny. Technically, jokes are made, an audience laughs on cue, but it’s joyless. The jokes hit the right pattern of a joke, the delivery is perfectly timed andContinue reading “Of Pharisees and Dissected Frogs”

Masks and Modesty

Introduction There is a certain kind of woman that has made my upcoming conclusion like unto shooting fish in a barrel. She professes Christ, dresses in a such a provocative manner that might get him to tell her, “Get behind me Satan.” and is N-95 masked up to the nines out of love for herContinue reading “Masks and Modesty”

Juneteenth, Roe, the Squishes, and Screwtape.

Editors Note: This is the third in my series on mini evangelical elites. I decided to ditch the SBC stuff. For good commentary check out Aaron Renn. The two previous articles can be found here and here. On the front end let me just admit my struggle. I don’t understand how pastors keep missing this,Continue reading “Juneteenth, Roe, the Squishes, and Screwtape.”

Don’t Neglect Your Histories

In the providence of God there was a curriculum shortfall in the ministry I work for this semester. This required us to go back into our files and pull out an older series of lessons that had been discontinued by our publishing house several years ago. At the time we, as a staff were notContinue reading “Don’t Neglect Your Histories”

For Your Consideration

A common argument is made that churches should do things with excellence, it is usually assumed to the glory of God but somehow that part keeps getting left out. What usually follows this statement is an explanation as to why the lighting should be programmed rather than just turned on, that a new and betterContinue reading “For Your Consideration”

Gullible is not a Good Look

Introduction I am trying to be charitable, so I do not intend to throw around words like lazy, or cowardly. But is it just me or are a lot of pastors gullible? The ongoing issue at hand is the “deconstructors.” as I just said this is an ongoing issue, so obviously growing that The GospelContinue reading “Gullible is not a Good Look”

There are Other Categories

Introduction It’s not popular to talk of sin. New euphemisms are cropping up all the time to soften, make more palatable, seem less fundamentalist, not shame sinners. And even though this actual road to Hell is paved with good intention an unintended consequence is that in many churches today sin can not even be clearlyContinue reading “There are Other Categories”

Dat was Da Wabbit

Introduction Allow me to illustrate our current Evangelical moment though the metaphor of Elmer Fudd. Either side of the conservative or progressive debate is much like the titular character in his Viking garb from What’s Opera Dock. Furiously hunting the rabbit yet completely failing to recognize him every time he is directly in front ofContinue reading “Dat was Da Wabbit”

Not a New Problem

Introduction Doug Wilson has aptly pointed out that one of the failures of Reformed Protestantism is not reading our histories and biographies. Outside of a few of us nerds old books are not read. More disturbingly it appears that many of our pastors can not be bothered to even read any books, instead relying onContinue reading “Not a New Problem”

The New Seashells

I seriously considered taking a calm well balanced approach to this article: Alas, the best I can muster is an Ed Byrne shrill Irish, “Are you high?!!” I don’t know wether to be more appalled by the authors ignorance of Edwards or of his on fall into a fresh pagan legalism. Either way it allContinue reading “The New Seashells”