Your mother and father divorced when you were young. She married another man sometime later, but there wasn’t much if anything you could do about it. You didn’t even know there could be a problem from a Biblical perspective.
You are grown and learned and you have decided to accept the Bible’s teaching on marriage and remarriage. Now it is Thanksgiving, and your mother and step-father have invited the whole family over for Thanksgiving.
What do you do?
Truck is still not starting properly, but it has been started.
Second interview for new job was yesterday. I’m supposed to hear back today. If I get it, life becomes much simpler as I will be able to resume normal human operating hours.
This is a filler post to let y’all know I haven’t gone away or lost the thread. I’ll write DoW III this weekend or early next week. Right now I’m hunting for a new job and also working on my beloved Excursion; which nears a score of years in age and needs some lovin’.
Over the weekend Dalrock sent me a link posted to his comments by seventiesjason about about yet one more program to train Christian men to be Christian men:
Theology Professor Launches ‘Christian Man Academy’ to Combat Destruction of Biblical Masculinity
You can read it if you like. The short version is it’s another self-improvement scam perpetrated by the would-be teachers not only upon other men, but upon themselves. From the Christian Man Academy’s Welcome page:
Which brings me to the question: “Why should you listen to me? What are my qualifications for teaching on this subject?” First, I’m a man, have been for 52 years. Second, I’m a Christian man. I’ve been a Christian for thirty years. I’ve been a husband for 28 years, I’ve been a father for 22 years with five kids ranging from 22 to five years old (including three sons aged 22, 21, and 5). I’ve been a pastor for 23 years. I’ve been involved in training young men for the ministry for 16 years. I’ve taught leadership courses for 11 years. I’ve counseled hundreds of young men and I teach a Sunday School class made up of junior and senior High School kids.
Look: If you’re a Christian man then you’re a Christian man. Army Basic Training produces soldiers and baseball camp produces baseball players. You don’t need specialized training in how to be a man because you already are. Congratulations, you’ve arrived. You can skip the man camps and academies. In fact you should. Application of reason (you’re already a Christian man) and Dalrock’s Law of Feminism: (Feminism is the assertion that men are evil and naturally want to harm women, followed by pleas to men to solve all of women’s problems.) reveals these training courses will only form more useful idiots for the Feminists. And you would also enable the false projections of these men, and they have enough problems without our encouragement.
Has anyone read Let Us Prey? If so, let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Hat-tip: Jordan Cooper
God bless you and your families!
I need to update the blogroll for a couple reasons. First, it’s out of date. Second, I’m going to re-start using it as my reader. I’ve gotten away from that over the years so the section title “Blogs I Read” is misleading and needs to be corrected.
If you have a suggestion for a blog I should be reading (even if it’s your own), post the address in the comments.
I’m going off-grid for a few days so moderation is on. Check out Nathan Rinne‘s post (and its links to his non-Patheos blog).
Commenter GKChesterton informed me earlier this morning that Zippy Catholic has died. As I told him: I am shocked at how sad I am.
I ask for prayers for his widow and children.