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Let the chips fly

"We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete." (2 Corinthians 10:5–6)

I have an excellent wife. That must be said first. Right now I can hear her reading the Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis to our four children. Over the past two years, she has been urging me to start a blog, so while she is occupying the kids, I've been put to that long-putoff task. Sometimes the husband must submit.

We are currently being oppressed by the second level 4 lockdown here in New Zealand. At this time of day, I would usually be letting the woodchips fly at the back of a farm somewhere. My job is hard work, but I do love it. I get to use some pretty incredible tools, and with them, convert fuel and a bit of sweat into big piles of raw building material. No ax for me. I'm benefiting from the brilliant men that came before me and I cut with some mind-blowing efficiency. How could I not be grateful?

From this desk, I can see some big gnarly trees standing strong in our culture that needs to be taking down, and fortunately for me, these can be cut from my keyboard. Someone very smart produced this blogging tool and gave it to me for free, so whatever this blog achieves from here, it's all profit. I would love nothing more than to see Secularism, Polytheism, Statism, Socialism, Crony-Capitalism, Neo-Gnosticism, Nice-ianity, and Feminism fall. It's not going to be an easy task cutting down the tree huggers idols. But like all the work that our God gives us, it is sweet toil for the Christian, especially knowing that God hates these rotten old croppers more than I do. Likely, I won't get the pleasure of hearing them crash to the ground. But I'm going to start ring-barking them, having the certain hope that through me or some other Lumberjack, one day my descendants will feel that satisfying boom under their feet.

This blog will primarily be for the benefit of the Church, but since all men and women have access to the truth through the light of nature and their consciences, I hope that every argument I put forward will be reasonable to all. The Apostle Paul went boldly into the pagan world believing that by the power of the Spirit any man could be convinced of the truth of Jesus Christ. Wisdom is like honey to the one seeking it, and in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (Col. 2:3). Since we have been running on bankrupt human wisdom for a while now, I believe that people are hungry for an alternative to our current secular experiment.

So this blog will be about tearing down bad ideas and at the same time offering something to replace them. I will be that Jolly Lumberjack that smiles as his wife joyfully removes the chips from his beard.

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