Author: James Riley

The Beauty of Defiance

“..If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.”  The Crowd-Building Power of Standing Your Ground I touched briefly, yesterday, on the enormous power ignited when a tyrant miscalculates and picks on the wrong man, but I don’t think I explained the reality from the..

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Chamber Pots and Cholera

You forgot the violins and the Bach.. So I posted this picture on the Riley’s Farm Facebook page the other day and someone responded with a little plucking and clucking about “romanticizing the past” and “chamber pots and cholera” and all that–and I got to thinking, first of all: when people respond that way to..

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Corporate Sins and Racism

..or putting it another way, are any of us really allowed to rebuke an entire race or ethnicity?  If we subscribe to the notion that we should be judged on the basis of our individual character, are we really required to sit in on the group session?  Am I really required to wrestle with my..

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Broke and “Woke” Hirelings..

Intersectional Virtue Signaling from the Pulpit “One of the firms helping us find men [to pastor satellite congregations] asked me, Pastor Matt, if we find an Anglo 8 and an African American 7, what do you want?  I said I want the African American 7.” –Pastor Matt Chandler, Spring 2018 One way to summarize Matt..

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Dominion

“You are those who have stood by Me in My trials; and just as My Father has granted Me a kingdom, I grant you  that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” “Do you not know that the saints..

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