Down Like a Stick

My installment on Rachel Miller’s next chapter will be brief. What I want to do is explain how the structure of her thesis is hopeless, and this should only take a few minutes. In the next chapter, Rachel Miller takes up the views of the Victorians. She begins by quoting Queen Victoria. “God created men and women different—then let them remain ...

Your Great Grandmother on Roller Blades

Introduction: I am afraid that the next chapter of Beyond Authority and Submission is bad enough to make your front teeth ache. It is something of a global embarrassment. It makes you want to press your temples with your forefingers while echoing the words of that Shunammite boy in the Old Testament, the one who said, “My head, my head” ...

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Adam and Eve on the Inside

Introduction: In her second chapter, Rachel Miller does say some good things, particularly about the tranny-nonsense. And in addition to that, she also says a number of unobjectionable things about how we ought to serve one another in our interdependence, which is exactly right, and how men and women ought to relate to one another as co-workers—“co-laborer ...

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A Little Jumpy Perhaps?

This morning I posted a review of one chapter of Rachel Miller’s book, and in a ships-passing-in-the-night kind of way, today she also posted a response to Mark Jones’ criticism of how she cited me. Still with me? In my post this morning, I alluded to the fact that she is not a reliable interpreter of my words, but I did not cite any specifics—I ...

Idaho and Texas Are Now Involved

Introduction: All right. So if we are to review this book properly, and with a requisite fairness of mind, we need to get one glaring thing addressed at the outset. And that is the fact that this whole thing appears to be personal. I did not know that when I started in on this book review, but I know it now. “A pastor in Idaho ...

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A Petticoat in the Bicycle Chain

Introduction: Consider this a small postscript on the ladybug post. Now some may want to say that the reason I review books by Rachel Miller or Aimee Byrd in the way I do is because I am threatened by women who write on anything other than quilting or scampi recipes. Now this would be a …

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A Red Lady Bug, With Black Dots

Introduction: So regular readers with good memory skills should be able to recall that I have tangled before with a woman named Rachel Green Miller a time or two. Or three. One example of that was when she subjected my wedding exhortations to something called quantitative analysis, which, I don’t know, sounds pretty scientificky. And another time ...

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