Author: In the Public Square

QandA Jordan Peterson

The last word on Monday evening’s ABC Q&A.

I’m surprised, in all the ensuing Twitter feeds and journo scribblings, no one has mentioned the evening’s biggest annoyance. It was not the predictable “Twitter Queen” Van Whatsername with her truly magnificent glossy mane of hair but labor MP, Terri Butler, strung taut as a bow. Did no one else notice her sneering, bubbling, contained fury and dislike of Peterson barely hidden by a false politician practiced smile and carefully measured tone? Underneath that sleek-bobbed veneer, cat-like smile and condescending diatribe was a determination not to become a meme like many who’ve clashed with Peterson before. When cornered, she attacked under her breath when Peterson politely (and justifiably) intimated he didn’t understand her question: “I guess you don’t. That’s pretty obvious, unfortunately.”   Rudeness can never be dressed up as wit. Not classy. Perhaps she could take a leaf out of the book of fellow panelist, Cate McGregor who was not only gracious but articulate, intelligent, interested, polite and cleverly humorous. She and Jordan were panel winners hands down.


UMC Votes NO to the Sexual Revolution.

“As the sexual revolution targeted and captured many mainline Protestant denominations, the UMC held its ground. The committed conservatives within the church did not leave; they pressed on with convictional leadership as they attempted to stem the tides of secularism and liberal theology. Moreover, conservative leaders in the UMC received encouragement when the denomination opened its membership to international churches in Africa and Asia—these churches maintained a deep fidelity to traditional, biblical sexuality. Indeed, over the last several decades, the majority of the UMC’s growth arises from those Methodist churches abroad. Thus, when the denomination gathers every four years for its General Conference, conservatives have enjoyed greater representation because more representatives hail from places like Africa and the Philippines.” Al Mohler Below is the impassioned speech delivered on Saturday 23rd February 2019 by Dr. Jerry P. Kulah, Dean of Gbarnga School of Theology, United Methodist University in Liberia at the United Methodist Church Special General Conference Session in St. Louis, Missouri. “My dear brothers and sisters of The United Methodist Church from all around the …