Hello to our faithful readers!
I have been so very pleased to help ‘mainstream’ Christian Polemics over the last ten years through our publication. It seems like just yesterday that I was on the Bible Thumping Wingnut podcast and was asked by Tim Hurd what I wanted to accomplish over the course of the next year, only to say, “I want people to use the word polemics. It’s a fine word. I want it to come into vogue.”
Years later, that term is being used widely instead of ‘discernment ministry,’ which has been tainted as though a bad word by Downgrade artists and leftist evangelicals who desperately want to keep you ignorant of their misdeeds and focused on anything but their manipulation of the Word of God. Now, that word is being used with frequency to describe the ministry of Hebrews 5:14:
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
Although we were called “The Rolex of Discernment Blogs” by a pseudonymous critic, we ran with it as a compliment. It truly has become the most-read polemics ministry in the entire world. I’m very thankful for what the Lord has given.
I’m also thankful for polemics and alternative Christian news sites that have picked up our mantle and ran with it. The so-called Evangelical Dark Web (a term I told Cody Libolt to throw out last year to see if it would stick) has some excellent websites that have emerged, including Capstone Report, Reformation Charlotte, 30 Pieces of Silver, and more, which have carried on the polemics in regard to the wayward Southern Baptist Convention. I am so very thankful for their influence because, frankly, I wouldn’t care if it proverbially burned to the ground. Indeed, if they don’t repent, they’ll burn well beneath the ground (but how do I really feel?).
With these new sites kicking tail and taking names, we have largely gone on to cover more national and global news as it relates to evangelical Christians. The Alternative Baptist Press, as I nicknamed our movement several years ago, is alive and well. Now, we get to do other stuff than focus on the nation’s largest dying denomination.
As P&P shot out of 2019 like a rocket, zooming up to the third-largest Christian news site in the United States and largest polemics site in the world, we garnered the attention of social media’s fascist technocratic gate-keepers, who began to throttle our readership. Facebook has deployed their Soros-funded “fact-checkers,” rating our material “false” because we use scare-quotes around the term ‘transgender’ and – I kid you not – they take exception with our tone (although tone has nothing to do with facts, they are Nazis nonetheless).
And so, our Pulpit & Pen FB page has basically been shut-off by Facebook, which drives a huge portion of our traffic. We would highly suggest you subscribe to our email list (it’s free) to get our articles coming.
Additionally, you might have noticed I’ve been pretty absent as of late. The reason for that is that I have moved on to another project, the Montana Daily Gazette. I launched that publication to counteract the liberal stranglehold of the press in Montana, as most of our newspapers are owned by an out-of-state garbage outlet named Lee Enterprises. I saw a vacuum for conservative media in the Big Sky State and so I kicked the tires and lit the fires of this new publication. Since it’s launch, it has overtaken all brick-and-mortar publications in Montana except for one, and we’ll conquer that one in short order (people like truthful reporting, it turns out).
If you feel left out because you don’t live in Montana, don’t worry. ‘Monkey-See Monkey-Do’ is a real thing, and other similar sites are launching around the country.
Because of this, I’ve resigned as editor-in-chief of Pulpit & Pen and handed it off to our long-time contributor, Dustin Germain. He’s a good egg (even though he needs a haircut) and he’s producing most of our content these days.
I will remain the publisher and produce content as I’m able. But, most of my attention will be on the Gazette. When it’s conquered media I’ll probably move on to something else, like chicken farming or my organic-raised fainting goat ranchette (awesome creatures). In the meantime, I only have enough time in the day for a few hours of news reporting and have to pace myself to keep my top priority the church Jesus entrusted to me.
Additionally, P&P is now rebranded as PNP News. As a part of that, we have a new Facebook page that we need you to ‘like’ and follow in order to circumnavigate Facebook’s filters. We may have to eventually change the URL and migrate ten years of articles somewhere else, but we’re going to watch and see what happens. You can find that FB page here.
We’re also working on an app, so you won’t have to go to Facebook or type in our address into your browser to get the info at all, and it will be more convenient and not prone to censorship (until Apple and Google start booting us from their app stores).
Additionally, the Intelligence Briefing is on hiatus, as it costs money to do and the Great Coronavirus Panic of 2020 made us suffer a hit in patronage (no complaining, we hope you’re making it okay financially).
Polemics Report isn’t going anywhere however and continues to grow. You can catch two or three podcasts weekly by subscribing at BTWN or you can get the VIP full-length version for only $5.95 per month on Patreon. Also, you get other freebies for additional monthly pledges, although fair warning, we are out of Jim Bakker’s Coronavirus and Venereal Disease Silver Solution Elixir. Subscribe to us on Patreon here.
Essentially, the only thing staying around that is “Pulpit & Pen” is this url. Our foes might spike the football over “No More P&P,” but a rose called by any other name still makes fun of Kyle J. Howard’s thug-life testimony, Ed Stetzer’s goat beard, and Karen Swallow Prior’s well…fill-in-the-blank.
Avoiding censorship on the Internet is like a never-ending game of whack-a-mole. And, time has proven, we are not a mole that is easily whacked.
Additionally, you can follow my sermons at SermonAudio. Granted, they’ve not been updated since Coronavirus began it’s lame-sauce plague in the United States because uploading sermons recorded from the back of a pickup haven’t been at the top of my priority list lately (we’ll get around to it).
I’ll see you around soon, including right here at PNP News.
A CALL TO ACTION
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