Andrew Rappaport v. the Abolitionists

Andrew Rappaport recently decided to release a handful of short, 6 minute Rapp Reports podcasts condemning AHA practices and ideology, as well as offering up his own thoughts on the problems with those pesky abolitionists (including one especially bizarre episode which I may get to next week). For this reason, I did want to address one…

I Love You Even If You Don’t Love AHA

There are people who love the Lord and seek to love their neighbor well who do not support AHA ideology and the work of abolitionism. They might be doing their own thing, or they disagree with certain aspects of it. They might wish to distance themselves from the reputation that abolitionists have accrued (mostly unfairly,…

New Blog: A Brief History

I’ve been writing for decades now. Several years ago I started a blog, The Paperthin Hymn, which became somewhat well read- gathering well over a million views over the years. I retired it to begin writing for the Pulpit and Pen, after being invited by JD. At the time it was a small, obscure website…

When A Husband Loves An Evil, Faithless, Fornicating Wife

Rather than returning these acts in kind, rather than exchanging blow for blow and hurt for hurt, Christ will take his bride- his angry, bitter, squabbling, resentful, filthy, shrieking, and kicking bride back into his arms and he will wash her with the water of his precious word, cleansing her so that he might present her to himself pure and spotless.

The Myth of the Martyrdom of the Apostles

oncerning the apostolic work of Bartholomew we have only unreliable and contradictory statements. The earliest accounts have been lost. The first that have been preserved originated between 450 and 550 in the eastern provinces of the Byzantine Empire with traces of Nestorianism

JD Hall And His Arch-Troll Nemesis: An Alternate Timeline Response

Friends and supporters of the ministry: One of the consequences of doing polemics and discernment is that you inevitably upset people to the extent that they act out in overtly hostile ways. In this particular instance, an individual created an anonymous account that was a disturbing parody and satire of my ministry and my person. Over a two-year period…

You Probably Shouldn’t Be Attending Christian Leadership Conferences

Christians love LEADERSHIP. It is a favored theme that has a soft spot in the hearts of most believers. I say “most believers” but actually I think it’s probably “most pastors.” More often than not they’re the ones who have an unrequited need to foist leadership principles upon their congregations. They bring in speakers to…