“..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..
Author: James Riley
“And he was afraid and arose and ran for his life…” So imagine you’ve just called down fire from heaven, hacked four hundred pagan priests to death, wiped the blood from your tunic, and you get a message from that old whore, Queen Jezebel. She swears by all the gods to put you to the knife by..
Almost all evil is done in the name of good. I believe I learned that principle as a teenager, from Dale Carnegie. I think he used the example of a bank robber. Even the bank robber convinces himself he’s sticking up for the little guy against the evil, rich banker. So if a bank robber..
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..
..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..
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..
“They love me,” said the singer, wiping a mustard-covered tomato from his forehead I’m not an actor or a dramatist by training. I play Patrick Henry here on the farm because I’m cheap and generally more available than the professional alternatives. I say this because I simply don’t have the self-confidence of someone with the..
When they call you a racist I had breakfast with a PR guy who began his career as an actor. The stage and public relations both require “alligator skin,” since people with an agenda are absolutely willing to lie about you these days. (They believe their own lies, so it makes it easier, and, of..
“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..