Including the Distinction of Not Caring About Distinction

“In other words, it’s the nonconformists, not the conformists, who are driving consumer spending. This observation is one that anyone working in advertising will find crushingly obvious. Brand identity is all about product differentiation; it’s about setting the product apart from others. People identify with brands because of the distinction that they confer”

Nation of Rebels, pp. 103-104

The Slaves of Jonathan Edwards

Introduction: Some people might want to raise the question why I have chosen to write on slavery as much as I have. The reason is actually a pretty simple one: I wrote the other day about the functional authority of Scripture, and the issue of slavery gives us a wonderful opportunity to see just how …

Audio Reading of Post

Shrink Wrapped Rebellion

‘They identify consumerism with conformity. As a result, they fail to notice that it is rebellion, not conformity, that has for decades been the driving force of the marketplace . . . what if countercultural rebellion, rather than being a consequence of intensified consumerism, were actually a contributing factor?”

Nation of Rebels, p. 99

The Old Tuesday Letters Ploy

Letter to the Editor: Dear Friends,I wish to ask forgiveness from Doug Wilson for comments I have made in the past re: the Sitler case. I’m not sure which internet site where that may have happened, as it was a while ago. I will try to find it to make necessary retractions. Here I will say that, without having all access to the ...

Well. There’s an Interesting Perspective . . .

“It is quite possible—certain, in fact—that some parents sitting across the aisle might know more about what’s going on with you and your kid than you do. You might not know that your kid is a pill, and the person sitting across from you at church might not know your kid’s middle name—but he can still see that the kid is a pill. We need people looking at the back of our head”

Why Children Matter, p. 69

A Two-Bucket Woman

Introduction:One time in the 19th century, an aristocratic woman sniffed at the idea of an invitation to receive Christ at the end of a church service. “I don’t need to go down to the front of a church to become a Christian.” Charles Spurgeon, who was no friend of that invitation system, replied something like, “It is true that a ...