Review: Pyre and Ice by Josh Griffing

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Quotes After Midnight, Vol. II

Who we are and who we will become depends on who we think we were. ~ Rod Dreher

Quotes After Midnight, Vol. 1

Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws. ~ John Adams Some of these quotes will be from major celebrities. Some were from noteworthy essays and works of literature. Some of them… Continue reading Quotes After Midnight, Vol. 1

The Ceremonial Laws as Catechism

Before the Larger and the Shorter Catechism, there was the Catechesis of Mt. Sinai.

Calvinist Ruminant

The Law of God is one of the thorniest topics in the Christian life. The Westminster Standards have long been recognized as one of the most mature expositions of the Law of God in its various relations. In Chapter 19 of the Confession, we have the classic division of the Law into Moral, Ceremonial, and Civil. Because of the finished work of Christ, the ceremonial law is perhaps the most neglected of these three. Many often think little of it since, indeed, Christ has fulfilled all of its demands. This, in turn, leads to a neglect of the Old Testament by many Christians. But, paragraph 3 of Chapter 19 in the Confession gives us several clues indicating that we should view the ceremonial law, not as an annihilated holiness code to which we owe no attention. Rather these clues indicate that we should view the ceremonial law as a catechism…

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Signal Boost: God, Man, and the Hierarchy

Where do you belong?God, Man, and the Hierarchy

Superversive: by Tom Simon

A "Guest Post," or rather a reposting with permission, of Tom Simon's essay that started it all. The original essay is here, but the link may not cooperate with some browsers' notions of "Secure Sites". Stuff and Nonsense, say I!

Night-Time is Always the Worst: Ch 5

Jonas had never been so far up in all his life. The sidewalks he was used to had no railings because it was only twenty centimetres to the street, not hectametres. He walked more carefully, one hand against the reassuring wall. The air was clearer up here, and the early morning light was almost blue after thousands of yellow and grey-green mornings below. He looked again at the address as a tungsten-yellow Phœnix Valkyrie roared past, freely sharing bullets with the DPD at close range. Jonas pulled his coat around himself, thanked the OneTrueGod for a day out of the factory, and prayed for Clara's safety.

Night-Time is Always the Worst: Ch. 4

Kriever didn’t like public trans, and insisted on driving his old Sting Ray everywhere. He glanced over to the passenger seat, where she sat with his coat still over her shoulders.
“Which way, doll?” he asked. The rain had eased up, for now...

Night-Time Is Always the Worst: Ch. 3

“I didn't like the way you treated Sam just now,” she said when he reached her table.
“Sam was begging for it.” She was wearing something much too short, but Kriever was too busy to be impressed. “Put on a coat and take me uptown, doll,” he said.

Night-Time is Always the Worst: Ch. 2

The asthmatic death rattle of the air-scrubber was a comfortable sound, a beacon home in the crushing waves of the street.  It had guided him home every night now for eight years to the same drafty building and the same putrid stairs, and the same motherless little girl at the top who made it all worthwhile.  Clara was eleven and all that came with it.  Her father would give his life to save hers.

Night-Time is Always the Worst: Ch. 1

“What's the word, Feng,” he asked the alien as it hovered back and forth, stirring this pot...mixing that...

“I just told the blue boy I ain't seen nothing,” he mumbled.  “You eating tonight?”

An Image of My Father

Oh, for a thousand such fathers as this one!

Laughing at Feminism

The picture above is a colorized portrait of my father.  He has been dead for a dozen years, but as I write this it chokes me up to see my father looking back at me again.  He was my protector.  While the rest of my family often mistreated me, when dad was home I was safe and he made sure I was treated fairly.   My father was a stalwart man of principle, a genius engineer, and a servant of God.  He was a formidable man who could bring gravitas to any discussion, but he could also tell hilarious jokes for two hours straight after all the serious matters had been taken care of.  

My father showed me how to be a man, by being masculine for our entire life together.  His Biblical frame of reference did not bend to accommodate the world, the world had to adapt itself to my…

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Dance to the Line — According To Hoyt

“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” H. L. Mencken, Prejudices (First Series)

Read ’em while you’ve got ’em!

Read 'em while you can, lasses and lads. They won't be up forever.

Ratburger Presents!

Hans Schantz at ÆtherCzar has launched his Thanksgiving Ratburger Sale: all books at 99¢ or free, through the first week of December.