Sometimes I suppose I come across as if I’m intending to lay down the final word on some subject. That’s not meant to be the case. Well, I guess sometimes that’ what I’m thinking. But really, in general, my comments are meant to provoke thought. I welcome pushback or feedback.

Of course you can do that by shouting “Amen” or “That’s ridiculous” at your speakers. Or, you can email, or post comments at

Or, you can review this on whatever platform delivering this podcast to you.

Better still, encourage others to tune in.
But in all of this, as this episode suggests, try not to be snarky. Engagement, not insult, is always better and, in the end, more Christ-like.

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Notes and resources relevant to this episode:

Scriptures referenced: Job 12:2 and 15:2; Matthew 23:27 and Philippians 3:2; Acts 17:22-34; 1 Peter 3:13-17; Ephesians 4:1; Ephesians 4:29-32.

Greg Bahnsen, By This Standard (United States: Institute for Christian Economics, 1985).

I’m not against the clever use of language. I’m concerned for its target and intent. A good-natured jibe can be delivered with respect. In once debating apologetic method with R. C. Sproul, O. Palmer Robertson began his rebuttal, “The Sproul is more subtle than any other beast in the field.” Clever, pointed, and delivered among friends in a context in which his respect for Sproul was clear.

The quote from R. E. Lee reportedly spoken after the battle of Fredericksburg.

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