An answer to Ben Witherington's Why Arguments Against Women in Ministry Aren’t Biblical, on Patheos.com. Mr. Witherington's essay, dated from 2015, resurfaced recently in the wake of the "embarrassing" scandal of John MacArthur's remarks about Beth Moore. I'm no fan of MacArthur, nor of Moore, but the remarks MacArthur made, heard here in original context,… Continue reading When the Bible’s Own Commands Are Unbiblical.
Men of Worth are interested. — Adam Piggott
, the act itself of creating, that mankind most truly echoes the Imago Dei.
Beyond the Alpha-Beta-Gammas, Part 2: Chivalry and Pashtunwali
To understand Honor Codes, we need to look at a sampling of them. So first out the gate is the Infogalactic summation of Pashtunwali, the honor code of the Pashtun tribes of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Alpha Dad and the Beta Dad: A Punishing Tale
Worth reading, even if ADHD interferes: I find myself too frequently playing the Beta rather than the Alpha, but longing to shoulder that mantle better, and more strongly, every time I am confronted by my failings there.
Still thinking about catechesis and spiritual growth — The Pocket Scroll
Information is not enough.
The seriousness of becoming a Christian in the ancient church — The Pocket Scroll
I am the sort of person who is attracted to high ideals, although I am far too spiritually lazy to live up to most of them. Hence my ongoing appetite for monks and friars, for ascetics and mystics, for academic standards of publishing. I am always struck by the seriousness of becoming a Christian in the… Continue reading The seriousness of becoming a Christian in the ancient church — The Pocket Scroll
Received vs. Reconstructed
Beyond the Alpha-Beta-Gammas, Part 1: Dalrock and the Aristotelian Mean
In which the manosphere and GQ are both wrong.
On Sacrificing Children to Educational Abstractions
There are two heathen altars in American cities on which ordinary citizens sacrifice their children on a regular basis, and it's unclear which has done the most evil, overall. I'll let others decide which is Molech and which, Chemosh, but the first, most obvious idolatry takes the form of Planned Parenthood's so-called "clinics" and other… Continue reading On Sacrificing Children to Educational Abstractions
The Insidious Brick-Works of American Education
Joseph Moore examines how we came to be Bricks in the Wall.
Don’t Fade Me to Black
The linked essay was written in 2013, when my son was about 4-1/2. I posted it on my previous blog (not ripped up, just neglected) in October 2013. I re-posted it on LinkedIn.com in March, 2015. It has been a thunderous few years. On LinkedIn: Don't Fade Me to Black: A New Paradigm for the Autism Spectrum.… Continue reading Don’t Fade Me to Black