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DEFINITION: You might have heard the term, “One bitten, twice shy” (or “One burned, twice shy”). This phrase is regarding when something or someone has hurt you once, you tend to avoid that thing or person. it is something that you say which means when you have had an unpleasant experience you […]

Polemics Term: Once Wrong, Twice Angry


On this episode, JD discusses AHA protesting at Shepcon, and then explains the heresies of patripassianism and theopassianism. Then, JD discusses a Greek Orthodox sticking up for The Shack. Finally, JD answers questions about baptism, penal substitionary atonement, and if divorce is acceptable because of abuse. As always, you can […]

Podcast: AHA Protests ShepCon



On today’s program, JD answers questions about Greek Orthodoxy, how teenagers should respond to adults with crazy theology, and more. He also talks about Gungor, the CCM star’s attacks on penal substitionary atonement, and explains why Christians shouldn’t observe Lent. Then, he goes on to review a section of Leighton […]

Podcast: Leighton Flowers and Lent









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It happens regularly, in every church and among every congregation. Sooner or later, you or someone you love is going to be mad at your pastor. Even the best-intentioned pastors, the longest serving, the most faithful men and the most loving shepherds will reach the point that somebody, somewhere is […]

How To Be Mad at Your Pastor







You’re not black, so you wouldn’t understand. DEFINITION Ethnic Gnosticism, a term credited to Voddie Baucham, refers to the assertion that someone not of a particular ethnicity can’t understand the problems or challenges of that particular ethnicity. Dr. James White has also used this term to describe one who says that […]

Polemics Term: Ethnic Gnosticism



DEFINITION “Tone Police” is a polemics term used to describe those who interject themselves into conversations or arguments to complain about “tone,” or who easily reject objective facts because they don’t like the subjective tone of those who gave them. USAGE Type 1: Two people are having an argument on Facebook, […]

Polemics Term: Tone Police


Many times in our contemporary culture, people are unable to distinguish between a “lie” and something they just don’t agree with. IMPROPER USE Often in polemics ministry, reporting factual statements or conveying opinions that people do not like will solicit the charge of “telling lies” or “lying.” Sadly, many act independently […]

Polemics Term: Lie, Lying








An excerpt from Conservative Review… Yet another self-proclaimed Christian church in America is putting on its own version of “The Vagina Monologues” later this month. What’s that you say? You haven’t heard Plymouth Congregational Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the latest to join this trend? They are kicking it […]

Church Performs “Vagina Monologues” [not satire]



On this episode of Polemics Report, JD discusses a “Calvinist Screening Test” put out by Synergism Today for use by Pulpit Committee, answers a number of sincere questions, and then discusses an open letter to Lifeway by the Reformed African American Network and explains that race shouldn’t be used as […]

Podcast: Using Race as a Cloak for Bad Behavior




The Weekend Edition of Polemics Report, as it airs on terrestrial AM and FM radio. This week’s topic is guarding the pulpit, as JD discusses a number of instances in recent news in which pastors share their pulpits with nefarious crowd-getters. As always, you can listen online at SermonAudio or […]

Weekend Edition: Guard the Pulpit


Alright, I need to talk to the Calvinists out there. Stop with the John Piper memes for five minutes and gather ’round; it’s time for a family discussion. Like you, I came to Calvinism by the mercy and grace of God. I’m one of you. I named one of my daughters […]

Calvinists, We Need to Talk





It’s not at all uncommon for me to receive unsolicited books in the mail in exchange for a kind review (rarely do I), and it’s not uncommon for heretical book sellers to send free books to churches like a drug dealer hands out free crack to get people hooked. When I […]

Book Review: Evangelical White Lies









Acccording to Indiana-area news sources, church attenders at the St. John’s the Apostle Catholic ‘Church’ got more than they anticipated when they ate the cookies brought by fellow member, Brian Jones. They got high. Jones (74), brought the cookies for the church to enjoy during a potluck event. A number […]

Man Spikes Church Potluck Cookies with Pot









On today’s program, JD answers sincere questions about a number of topics, talks about the Pope’s claim that rejecting refugees means you’re not a Christian, a JD provides historical examples of the Roman Church rejecting (and causing) refugees, including Jews in the Holocaust. JD talks about Charisma Mag pulling his […]

Podcast: James White vs Shamoun and More







Theonomists are spiritual orphans of the twentieth century. Without a lineage predating RJ Rushdoony and being repudiated as a factious and doctrinally troublesome by every orthodox branch of Christianity, the few clingers-on to the doctrine of civil-Judaizing have always been eager to find theonomicish people in the annals of Christian history […]

American Vision Revisions Spurgeon as a Reconstructionist


There is a certain Intelligentsia-class of evangelical leadership in America, the type and kind that wax eloquent their postulations not from local church houses, but from ivory towers of academia and twentieth-floor suites of 501(c)3’s in the Beltway. Our evangelical overlord-types quote Flannery O’Connor more than Jesus, drink Starbucks with their […]

Why Our Evangelical Leaders Need to Shut Up About Immigration