Would There Have Been Civil Government Without the Fall?

Correction: There is an error in the sentence below, which I have struck from the essay: "Rutherford distinguishes “power of government and power of government by magistracy” (Q2, emphasis mine). ...

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Devoured by Cannabis

Introduction: The ongoing push to legalize recreational marijuana in all fifty states is a very clever juke move on the part of the progressive left. It certainly looks like an expansion of personal liberty, but it doesn’t smell that way at all. Liberty smells like crisp mountain air, right next to a glacier-fed lake. Legalized …

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Where Cain Got His Wife, and Other Issues Related to the 2020 Election

Introduction: There is a difference between an argument with premises and a conclusion, on the one hand, and an argument with loud voices and no prospect of resolution on the other. Whenever someone is simply committed to their position, facts be damned, it is probably the wisest course of action to save your breath for …

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Where Credit Is Due

Some readers may recall the periodic clashes I have had with some of Russell Moore’s public stances on how we should be best resisting the ongoing sexual revolution. At issue has been my concern that Moore was too prepared to cede ground in the realm of same sex mirage, in order to continue to fight …

Doug and Evan

Introduction: So to help make sense of this portion of my story, I have to set some dates that will serve as doctrinal pegs as I proceed. I became postmillennial somewhere near the end of 1985. Three years later, in 1988, I became a Calvinist (although I refused to call myself that for several years …

Federal Vision No Mas

Introduction: I have decided, after mulling over it for some years now, to discontinue identifying myself with what has come to be called the federal vision. It used to be that when I was asked if I held to the federal vision, I would say something like “yes, if by that you mean . . …