“..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..
Elections, Journalism, Tea Party
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..
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..
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..
..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..
And how much is it going to cost me? So I’m getting around to watching some of what was preached at #MLK50Conference, in April of 2018. (Hey, I don’t do this for a living.) Charlie Dates appears to sum up the spirit of the thing: we have a long way to go; we’re not sure..