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 ...

Life in 1 John

Introduction:We have considered the enticements of worldliness—the snare that tripped up our first parents. Those enticements are the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. When we are drawn to such things, and they make us unrighteous, and we also want to cling to our deep need to still be in the right, this results ...

A National Review Contretemps

Introduction: Brian Mattson has done me the honor of engaging with my recent interactions with the French/Ahmari debate. And what I would like to do, weather permitting, is engage right back. He did this over at National Review at the Corner, and you can read all about it here. My two most recent posts on …

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