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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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..
Just wanted to let you all know that Stanford sent us an email to let us know that the purchased admission from the “Sailing Team Head Coach” was a violation of Stanford’s “core” values. That is such a relief. All those years of taking classes with athletes who got in because they were really great..
Debating I’m actually debating whether or not to return to Facebook now that my jail sentence is up. Think about it this way. Suppose you enjoy a tavern where all your friends hang out, and you’ve spent quite a bit of time there. You truly enjoy the company; the company enjoys you, for the most..
..it was one of those boring nights of tedious duty, studying for a mid-term. I have no idea what knowledge I was pursuing, or hoping to certify for the world, but I think it is telling that I only remember THIS about that night. There was a knock on the door. I opened up and..
..who, in turn, praises Arkansas state senator, Stephanie Flowers. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, looking distinctly unhappy about being cornered on his refusal to sign the Statement on Social Justice & The Gospel claimed that he “platforms” academics who have a different position on social justice from his own. One of those would..
You thought your “conservative” pastor was immune to social justice jargon? Better check. Better check very carefully. My own brush with an Orwellian thought crime patrol, (background here) taught me a few frightening things about our present political reality. Upon learning that I dared to scold Louis Farrakhan for being a racist, one school district..