Author Archives: Phil Cotnoir

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I'm not so unlike you.

The Life of God in the Soul of Man by Henry Scougal

Rating: 5 Stars The first section of this little treatise is so excellent it would alone merit a 5 star rating for the whole work. Scougal died very young and this is the only piece of writing we have from … Continue reading

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Indoctrinating the Young

The illusion of neutrality can be shown in the education of the young. Any teacher of young people will inevitably present information in a certain light. My kids attend a local AWANA club, which is a Christian organization. They play … Continue reading

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Post-Modernism Rightly Jeered

From the always pointy quill of Doug Wilson: The postmodernists have climbed into the car of modernity’s premises, and have driven it into a tree. What the postmodernists do not appear to grasp, however, is that mumbling incoherently to one- … Continue reading

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The Very Scraping Bottom

Some time ago, I spent an afternoon with an old high-school friend and a few other buddies watching some football. My friend is not married and has no children. Now I love this guy – we go waaay back – … Continue reading

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Some Gushing Words about ‘Gilead’

Note: This was originally written in 2012 and slightly edited since then. …and how good is a timely word! (Proverbs 15:23) It was my Mom who first suggested Gilead to me. What a wise and blessed soul she was. At … Continue reading

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An Awfully Knotty Mess

From earlier this week at the ‘Great Gathering’of Republicans. Many people have already pointed out the blasphemous and idiotic nature of this ‘benediction’ by Mark Burns at the RNC this week, so I won’t go there. But I do want … Continue reading

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Lewis the Prophet

From the Screwtape Letters (letter 7): “I wonder you should ask me whether it is essential to keep the patient in ignorance of your own existence. That question, at least for the present phase of the struggle, has been answered … Continue reading

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