“On October 7, [redacted], a teen in our congregation, was caught molesting a much younger boy. As far as we currently know, no molestation has occurred in our church context. Our counsel to the parents was to notify the authorities immediately, which was done that same night, and the authorities are now investigating. Since he was caught, he has been isolated in order prevent any further danger. [redacted] has confessed to the offense, and maintains that there were no other children. We do not yet know if this is true. So if you have any reason to be suspicious about any interaction that [redacted] has had with your child, of course we encourage you to deal with it inside your family as you deem appropriate. At the same time, with regard to contacting the authorities, please feel free to include us so that we can help connect you with the appropriate people. . . .”
One of the fundamental laws of life, and therefore of business, is that you get more of what you subsidize, and less of what you penalize. In every social context, certain behaviors are rewarded (in some way), and other behaviors are not rewarded. Once the calculus of blessings and curses, rewards and disincentives, is done, you will have less of what you chastised, and more of what you blessed.
“the loudmouth cyber-bully with the witty comebacks and timely jabs. . . . The man with the fancy blog and all the answers. . .” Continue reading
“‘Who is like the beast, and who is able to wage war with him?’ There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies. . .”
—Revelation 13:4–6 Continue reading
“When the mayor stated at a quasi-judicial meeting that all downtown businesses favored the expansion of New St. Andrews College, no one questioned his inaccurate, inappropriate assertion.” Continue reading
“To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.” Titus 1:15–16
And last, it should be noted (yet again) that all moral claims require a moral foundation. Misogyny is a sin because God hates it, and He will judge those guilty of unrepentant continuance in this sin on the Last Day, along with those guilty of other sins against His Word. But if there is no God, or no judgment, or no fixed moral standards, then everything reduces to a matter of personal preference. And if you are an enraged Hindu, whose personal preference was to have received a larger dowry, Melynda has outlined for us what happens then. True relativistic multi-culturalism will have to swallow an awful lot. Open wide!
“They be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” —Matthew 15:14 Continue reading
Claiming to represent Jesus while silently targeting and wounding those made in His image is a darkness that will eventually come to light.
— Boz Tchividjian (@BozT) October 18, 2017
The Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches exists to protect Douglas Wilson at any cost — including the safety of that little Sitler boy. Continue reading
“When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart, whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.” —Proverbs 26:25–26 Continue reading
It’s easy to fake humility when you confess the other guy’s sin. But he never explains why Moscow breeds arrogance. Continue reading
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse.” —2 Timothy 3:13 Continue reading