Viewing the NQN 2019 Game Film

Introduction: Well then, we have completed our second edition of No Quarter November, and with none of the support staff being hurt or maimed in any way. And as you may recall, last year I followed up all the NQN doings with a post mortem, which you can read here. The salient questions were, at …

Audio Reading of Post

Exceptions and Loopholes

Introduction: The downward spiral we are now riding when it comes to sexual ethics did not begin with Obergefell. It did not begin in the homosexual enclaves and bath houses. Homosexuals did not want to participate in the great marriage joke until after heterosexuals had turned it into the great marriage joke. But once the center had given way, ...

Audio Reading of Post

Rabshakeh, Chief of the Pronoun Police

Introduction: By now many of you have heard that J.D. Greer, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, caused something of a stir a few days ago when in a podcast he urged Christians to lean toward “pronoun hospitality” in their dealings with those in the trans world who have been taught to demand that the …

Audio Reading of Post

Heading off a Woke Thanksgiving

Introduction: So Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and perhaps you will be seated next to a garrulous and somewhat combative uncle, a man who drinks in his opinions at MoveOn.org, and who has voted for Bernie more than once. He lives in Massachusetts and really likes the way things are going out there. Thanksgivings in Arkansas are …

Audio Reading of Post

Idiocracy

Introduction: Way back in the early eighties it was, and I read a book by Reagan’s treasury secretary, a gent named William Simon. The book was called Time for Truth, and somewhere in the course of that book he explained (compellingly, in my view) why so many on what might be called the hard right have such a vulnerability to conspiratorial ...

Audio Reading of Post

The Devil’s Smoothies

Introduction: Well before the Revoice conference sought to carve out a place for smooth men in the evangelical and Reformed world, that way had already been prepared for them long before. Now it is true that John the Baptist was charged to make the rough places plain (Is. 40:4), so there is a sense in which such things are okay, but it took ...

Preeminently Stampedable

Introduction: The inimitable Iowahawk recently tweeted this: “Campuses today are a theatrical mashup of 1984 and Lord of the Flies, performed by people who don't understand these references.” To which we may also add the worthies who inhabit the indignation stampede grounds of Twitter, ...

Audio Reading of Post

The Grace of White Privilege

Introduction: I went back and forth in my mind about the title of this little thing. It came down to intersectional privilege or white privilege, even though I was going to make the same basic points either way. And so, naturally, I asked myself which one would be more inflammatory. Ha ha, he joked. I have ventured into this territory before, ...

Audio Reading of Post

So Many Bowls of Tapioca at Room Temperature

Introduction: I believe that perhaps I should start with the least controversial part of my thesis here today, which is that a good deal of what we see around us in today’s culture is the result of a vast conspiracy calculated to make it possible for beta males to get laid. Thus far we agree? Perhaps I will return to this point later. Character ...

Audio Reading of Post

A Word in Defense of Rosaria, If I May

Introduction: So the first order of business is perhaps a bit of background. Rosaria Butterfield recently gave an interview here, and in the course of that talk she gave us all an insight, and as is the case with many such insights, there was a pointy end to it. Someone then took that insight from the interview and tweeted it out to what was ...

Audio Reading of Post