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The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show

421 EpisodesProduced by Garrett Ashley MulletWebsite

Christian, husband, father of eight; Author of 'And This Is Why We Homeschool,' available now in paperback and Kindle E-reader from Amazon.com. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/garrett-ashley-mullet/support

421 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Whether It’s Appropriate for us to Celebrate Overturning Roe v. Wade

June 30th, 2022

1:04:45

My wife and kids gave me a new wallet for Father’s Day this year. It’s leather and has my initials etched into the front. When you open the wallet, it has Proverbs 28:1 engraved on the inside.

“The wicked flee when no …

Jordan Hall, Eastern Montana, and Ravenous Wolves

June 28th, 2022

41:35

Jordan “JD” Hall has been removed from office at Fellowship Baptist Church in Sidney, Montana. He is now under church discipline and has been …

A Free People’s Suicide by Os Guinness

June 26th, 2022

45:23

Freedom, to be sustainable, requires not just Liberty in the abstract. What Os Guinness calls "the golden triangle" includes also Virtue and "Faith …

A New Day Dawns in America as Roe v. Wade is Overturned

June 25th, 2022

50:20

A day many thought would never come finally did come yesterday. The landmark precedent set by the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, making …

What Passes for Contemporary Christian Music These Days

June 23rd, 2022

1:19:54

It had been about 10 to 15 years since I last listened to what's popular in Christian Music. That changed this week when I typed "Billboard Christian …

Whether Conservative Homeschooled Kids Should Read Non-Christian Literature

June 20th, 2022

44:35

If we would not send our kids off to be taught by the public schools, what makes the reading of great literature any different or better?

For one …

Church History, Sound Doctrine, and the Creeds

June 17th, 2022

48:55

As late, I have been studying the four most well-known and broadly affirmed creeds from Church History - the Apostles' Creed (abt. 180AD), the Nicene Creed (325-381AD), the Chalcedonian Creed (451AD), and the Athanasian …

Concerning Ecumenism and the Post-War Consensus

June 17th, 2022

53:13

The book I recently read and reviewed in our last episode - ‘Finding the Right Hills to Die On’ by Gavin Ortlund - has a certain ‘How To Guide to Ecumenism’ feel to it throughout.

As I think about ecumenism, an …

‘Finding the Right Hills to Die On - The Case for Theological Triage’ by Gavin Ortlund

June 15th, 2022

57:03

A recurring theme of Gavin Ortlund's ‘Finding the Right Hills to Die On - The Case for Theological Triage’ is the overall effect of doctrinal …

'Simply Trinity - The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit' by Matthew Barrett

June 14th, 2022

47:51

When it comes to understanding the nuances of Trinitarianism, see also Chapter 1 of Matthew Barrett’s ‘None Greater’ concerning the Incomprehensibility of God.

That said, between 'None Greater' and 'Simply Trinity,' …

'None Greater - The Undomesticated Attributes of God' by Matthew Barrett

June 12th, 2022

57:35

'None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God' by Matthew Barrett is an excellent survey of historically orthodox doctrine regarding the attributes of God. 

Admittedly, I recently read this recommended book after …

Bannockburn, Neighbor Dogs, and SPLC Polling on Political Assassination

June 11th, 2022

55:34

Let's start off this episode with a selected reading from ‘The Poetry of Scotland,’ edited and introduced by Roderick Watson.

Specifically, ‘The Bruce’ Book XII discusses the second day of the Battle of Bannockburn, and …

Christian Metal, and 'The Whole Christ' by Sinclair Ferguson

June 11th, 2022

59:48

From 2007-2010, I worked as a billing clerk for a trucking company, R+L Carriers. For the first several months, I was stationed at the Wilmington, Ohio headquarters. One of only two male billing clerks in the …

Obi-Wan Kenobi, Smoking Spiritualized, and the Ministers Erskine

June 7th, 2022

48:14

I watched the first three episodes of Obi-wan Kenobi with my four oldest sons and my dad at my brother’s house last Friday. Because these are the …

D-Day, Miscegenation in the Bible, and Scottish Poetry

June 6th, 2022

57:23

My own researches have shown me that some of my earliest ancestors in the New World on my great-grandmother’s side took Indian women for wives a long time ago. 
A certain Thomas Blalock (1581-1660), for one, is listed as …

All That Is In God by James A. Dolezal

June 5th, 2022

41:20

How do you sum up a book with so audacious a title as 'All That Is In God'? For starters, to quote its author James A. Dolezal in his own words: “The …

What My Wife’s Knee Surgery Taught Us About Pain and Suffering

June 4th, 2022

48:25

My wife Lauren underwent a major knee surgery back in 2019, and it taught both of us some important lessons with regards to pain and suffering. Though sometimes I wish we had been spared these lessons, we now realize …

Atomic Habits by James Clear

June 1st, 2022

1:04:18

Kicking off Humility Month in the U.S., it seems good to me to do a review of James Clear's 2018 book 'Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones.'

If ever there was one, this is a …

The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

May 30th, 2022

43:32

Imagine you have 30-seconds to answer what 1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 x 8 x 9 is. 

The seconds tick by before you blurt out a number. It's wrong, of course. Everyone gets this one wrong. But the point of the question is …

Episode 400

May 29th, 2022

49:49

This podcast has published 100 episodes since January 13.

Of the 7 most popular episodes, there were 4 book reviews - ‘The End Is Always Near’ by Dan …

Uvalde, Texas and How to Stop School Shootings

May 28th, 2022

59:15

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old murdered 19 children and 2 adults at Robb Elementary School, one of the public schools in Uvalde, Texas - 80 miles west of …

Demolish Strongholds, Take Every Thought Captive

May 26th, 2022

1:20:17

What does and doesn’t it mean to talk about everything?

For starters, it doesn’t mean I’m an expert on everything. It’s good to have experts, but we …

Answering the Four Key Questions for Good Communication

May 23rd, 2022

43:43

What do I know? Who else needs to know? Have I told them? And do they understand what I've told them?

These four questions are key to good …

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness

May 22nd, 2022

58:00

Truth, beauty, and goodness - how ought we to think of and relate to them, and can we embody them?

Perhaps not perfectly, no. But it's a noble endeavor to study, ponder, and pursue these three, and to celebrate when …

Whether Christians Should Ever Mock Anyone

May 21st, 2022

55:45

It’s a curious thing that the psalmist tells us God laughs before responding angrily to those who rebel against Him. And is that the order of …

Griping, and Saving Private Ryan Anyway

May 20th, 2022

57:27

Private Jackson: Sir... I have an opinion on this matter.

Captain Miller: Well, by all means, share it with the squad.

Private Jackson: Well, from my way of thinking, sir, this entire mission is a serious misallocation …

Plans Are Useless, but Planning is Indispensable

May 19th, 2022

1:00:17

As Dwight D. Eisenhower once famously said, "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." 

This is another way of saying that our plans need to have a certain …

Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization by Samuel Gregg

May 14th, 2022

1:08:25

'Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization' by Samuel Gregg covers two subjects which are critically important for all of us to comprehend: the relationship between rationality and religious belief for …

Chest Binders and Biblical Modesty

May 11th, 2022

56:44

Target is thinking ahead for this year's Pride Month, as it's known - the time of the year since 1999 in which we celebrate LGBTQ+ persons in the U.S., as well as their loudest and proudest allies in our midst. 

What is …

Doing the Math and Cost of Living Adjustments

May 10th, 2022

1:23:43

The cost of living is going up. Generally speaking, you know it; I know it. But rather than contenting ourselves with vague and fuzzy general …

Loving God With Everything You've Got, and Your Neighbor as Yourself

May 9th, 2022

1:25:52

When asked what the greatest commandment is, the gospels record the answer Jesus gives as being “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your …

Ben-Hur, Religious Liberty, Abortion, and Alcohol

May 7th, 2022

1:05:09

In Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, set in the first century, the protagonist is a Jewish prince by the name of Judah Ben-Hur. Romans occupy Palestine, and a group called the Zealots plots their overthrow on the grounds …

If Our Fourth Son Daniel Had Never Been Born…

May 5th, 2022

1:09:06

Yesterday was not just Star Wars Day. More importantly, it was our son Daniel Joseph Mullet's 11th birthday. 

I missed his first birthday ten years …

Overturning Roe v. Wade and Righteousness Exalting a Nation

May 3rd, 2022

43:05

Rumor has it the U.S. Supreme Court may have already decided amongst its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision …

Until the Other Comes and Examines Him

May 1st, 2022

58:50

Proverbs 18:17 says that "The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him." And this truth is central to our understanding of many important concepts and values in Western …

Tim Keller, Back to the Future, and Disingenuous Calls for Unity

April 30th, 2022

1:14:51

Winston Churchill once said, "Some people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back that is an outrage." I can think of nothing which better describes Leftists …

What the Declining Divorce Rate Belies

April 29th, 2022

1:03:27

The divorce rate in the U.S. is going down, and that’s nice. Divorce is an ugly, tragic business. Who but the Devil wouldn’t want to see less of it?

Big Tech Has Been Picking the Winners and Losers of My Generation

April 27th, 2022

1:06:08

With Elon Musk purchasing Twitter, some very curious developments are taking shape. 

The top legal counsel at Twitter got choked up talking about the forthcoming change in management. That to my mind seems like a …

What It Means to be Good Men

April 26th, 2022

54:37

As a straight white male, I already check all the boxes. Then add that I'm a husband to a stay-at-home wife and mother, and that we have eight …

Why There Are So Many Christian Denominations

April 24th, 2022

48:28

I'm preparing an apologetics talk on the topic of Christian denominations for our youth group this coming Wednesday night, and it occurs to me that …

When Everything and Everyone Belongs to Everything and Everyone

April 23rd, 2022

47:48

An article was recently sent to me by a friend in Montana titled 'Welcome To 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Better.' Published by Forbes in 2016, written by Ida Auken on behalf of the World …

Home Library Reorganizational Philosophy

April 22nd, 2022

47:16

My first day off after seven on, yesterday I resolved to reorganize our home library. 

Between homeschooling and my wife having been a librarian in …

Word Games, Public Education, and Critical Theory

April 21st, 2022

1:03:36

As some of you may know, I am a fan of word games, but not a fan of either the public schools or Critical Theory. 

Scrabble, good. Marxism, bad. …

Truth Stranger Than Science Fiction

April 20th, 2022

42:46

Last night while Lauren and Andrew went to ladies' small group, the rest of our kids and I watched the sci-fi flick 'Ender's Game' based on the 1985 novel by the same name by Orson Scott Card. Having just read that book …

Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du Mez

April 17th, 2022

1:09:20

In 'Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation,' author Kristin Kobes Du Mez seeks to solve the mystery of …

A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke

April 16th, 2022

45:08

First published in 1756, then republished with significant additions the next year, Edmund Burke's 'A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Origin of Our …

Good Friday

April 15th, 2022

51:46

Today is Good Friday, and what does that mean? Or why do we say that this Friday is "Good" in the Christian calendar?

It's not because we Christians are so good, only ever doing and saying what is right and pleasing to …

People Who Don't Listen and Aspiring to Live a Quiet Life

April 13th, 2022

48:14

On a short list of Scriptures that come charmingly to mind from time to time, and comfort me when they do, 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 is nestled in quite …

Swiping Left on the Dating Scene

April 13th, 2022

57:28

A Paul Washer sermon excerpt was sent me this morning on the topic of dating and marriage. Given the fact that I'm writing a book on marriage right …

Homeschool Dances, Hiking in the Mountains, and Burke On Beauty

April 12th, 2022

54:09

In this episode, I want to talk about my eldest two sons - Josiah and Elihu - attending a dance for homeschooled teenagers this past Friday. Spoiler …

New Furniture for the Kiddos

April 8th, 2022

52:24

On receiving my share of inheritance from my Grandma Ranew's estate, I ordered some new furniture for my sons. With selling our home in Montana this week, we're now changing out our daughter's furniture as well.

Maybe …

White Cargo by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh

April 6th, 2022

43:36

In 'White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America' by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, a disturbing and tragic tale is told of …

On Elon Musk Joining the Twitter Board of Directors

April 5th, 2022

52:58

News broke yesterday that Elon Musk, the world's richest man at a net-worth over $200 billion, bought 9.2% of Twitter. The social media giant has become the de facto public square in our day, and significant changes are …

'China: The Novel' by Edward Rutherford

April 3rd, 2022

39:37

Typically when I choose books to read, factored into my decision is what is going on in the rest of life - at home, at work, at church, in my extended circle of friends and family, or in broader society. To gain …

Bittersweet Reflections on Selling Our First Home

April 2nd, 2022

50:23

My wife and I bought our first home in Sidney, Montana in April of 2014. Eight years later to the month, we have now sold our first home.

Six months …

Wise in Our Own Eyes

April 1st, 2022

49:53

Will Smith got all worked up about a joke being made by Chris Rock. Mrs. Smith's alopecia is off-limits, it turns out, so Will got jiggy with cuffing Mr. Rock really hard for all the world to see. An open marriage, …

When All Men Speak Well Of You

March 31st, 2022

1:21:51

Born in Montana, I was raised there until the age of ten. That's when my parents moved our family to southern Ohio. At twenty-five I moved back to Montana with my wife and our four boys. At thirty-two, we moved to …

Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies

March 29th, 2022

56:12

Imagine yourself a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, where you and two others are solving word puzzles to win $10,000. I'll play Pat Sajak and read the …

Oh Hale No

March 28th, 2022

48:58

Curious about who I had been crossing social media swords with prior to my current Twitter suspension, I did a little digging. It turns out …

My Twitter Account Has Been Locked

March 27th, 2022

43:24

I am now 20-hours into my 12-hour suspension from Twitter - which just goes to show that the folks at Twitter are about as good at math as they are …

Senator Blackburn Asking for the Definition of a Woman is Relevant

March 26th, 2022

56:16

After getting home from taking my wife - who is definitely a woman, by the way - out for dinner at Nordy's in Loveland, I clicked on a notification Facebook had sent me about a post from someone I know. The post was a …

But Seek the Welfare of the City

March 25th, 2022

58:58

Surveying the present troubles, you worry for the future of your country. Everything is scandalous. Everyone is either lying or all worked up about telling the truth. Wars and rumors of wars assail you in the …

'O Jerusalem!' by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre

March 24th, 2022

1:01:54

Some folks don't think the Jews should have a country, and that is a puzzlement to me. 

'O Jerusalem!' by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre is the …

Concerning Hate Speech and Twitter Suspending the Babylon Bee

March 21st, 2022

41:50

Not the Bee reported yesterday on Twitter suspending The Babylon Bee for supposed hate speech, and we need to talk about that.

In case you haven't heard, the infraction is tied to the satirical news site declaring …

Dan Jones and The Plantagenets

March 20th, 2022

1:02:10

Dan Jones' second book, the 2012 title 'The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England' spans the nearly three centuries of the dynasty from the reign of William the Conqueror's great-grandson Henry II …

Be Not Overly Righteous

March 18th, 2022

55:39

For years, Ecclesiastes 7:16 has puzzled me. I come back to it again and again. How can the wisest man who ever lived tell us to not be overly righteous or overly wise?

To counsel as much is the same thing as declaring …

Toxic Masculinity, Patriarchy, and Deconstruction

March 16th, 2022

46:42

As a jumping off point for this episode, I offer up for your consideration 'Jesus and John Wayne among the Deplorables' by Michael Young. 

Published March 11th at American Reformer, the subject of the book review is a …

Broad Brushes Have Their Place

March 15th, 2022

58:09

Broad brushes get a bad wrap. How come no one ever says someone is painting with a broad brush in a good way? 

Think of it, though. Suppose you are painting the side of a house. You don't go for those little craft …

So Fletcher Reede and Cal Lightman Walk Into a Bar

March 14th, 2022

51:36

For the fun of it, plus also as a way of thinking about the importance of honesty by examining its opposite - dishonesty - consider the curious case of Fletcher Reede and Cal Lightman - two fictional characters used to …

Comm Testing, Sales, and Customer Service

March 13th, 2022

56:06

As part of an ongoing personal quest to improve communication, understanding it rightly so as to do it better, the thought occurs to me that radical honesty may make us feel better for a time, but it may not always be …

Reasonable Limitations on Honesty

March 11th, 2022

52:16

Closely related to the question of manners from our last episode is the topic of honesty. 

Every adult learns the reasonable limitations on honesty …

On the Nature of What Passes for Good Manners

March 10th, 2022

48:41

Do good manners exist anymore? And what are they if they do?

America is divided on seemingly every question of truth and morality. As a result, what …

Whether We Should Be Buying Russian Oil

March 7th, 2022

45:42

Should we continue buying oil from Russia, or should we produce it ourselves?

On the one hand, we certainly could try to content ourselves with …

Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered by Russell Kirk

March 6th, 2022

47:37

Was Edmund Burke a genius, and have we given him enough consideration?

Many Americans know little to nothing more about the 18th century statesman than perhaps recognizing his name. But the more philosophically minded, …

Christian Liberty Defined and Contrasted

March 5th, 2022

42:06

"Give me liberty or give me death" as American founding father Patrick Henry so famously and passionately said nearly two-and-a-half centuries ago. Yet defining liberty and what it means to us can prove surprisingly …

Jonathan Edwards and The Freedom of the Will

March 4th, 2022

52:36

Is man free to do whatever he chooses, or are all his paths both foreknown and forechosen, predetermined by the Almighty hand of Providence?

On the …

Mask-Dropping and How the State of the Union Science Changed

March 2nd, 2022

58:09

Last night was Joe Biden's first State of the Union address since being sworn in as president late last January. As annual fare goes in terms of the strict number of minutes, I was surprised to hear it came in on the …

What It Means That Eve Was A Helpmeet Suitable for Adam

March 1st, 2022

56:20

"Then Yahweh God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.""

Thus the Biblical narrative introduces …

Little House on the Prairie and Star Trek The Next Generation

February 27th, 2022

58:09

For about a week now, a bad cold has been working its way through my household. Starting with our second youngest son John and now firmly entrenched …

Why Ukraine Matters Whether Or Not We All Realize It Yet

February 25th, 2022

59:35

I hear a lot of talk over the past several days to few weeks about how the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is none of our business here in the U.S. This is not our fight, and though it's sad what is happening to the …

Os Guinness and The Magna Carta of Humanity

February 23rd, 2022

51:10

Like Alexis de Tocqueville, Os Guinness is a figure I have heard quoted often in books and interviews for several years but never read directly myself - until now. 

His 2021 work, 'The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai’s …

These Men Who Have Turned The World Upside Down

February 22nd, 2022

49:56

Carl R. Trueman published a piece in WORLD Magazine yesterday titled 'Decadence on display: Depravity is no disqualification at Biden's Department of Energy,' not so much taking President Biden and his administration to …

How Should We Then Live by Francis A. Schaeffer

February 21st, 2022

45:35

Francis Schaeffer's 'How Should We Then Live?' was published in 1975, making it 11 or 12-years older than I am. No matter. Schaeffer could have just …

Why Bill Maher Started Sounding Like a Conservative

February 18th, 2022

52:44

“What the masks showed us, the parents, the most powerful group in the country, is that we are taking back the wheel.” So said Brian Echevarria at a …

Whether Criticizing the Government Response to COVID is Terrorism

February 16th, 2022

41:54

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has definitely not declared open season on the most basic freedoms of Canadian men, women, and children either actively protesting continued lockdowns and mandates related to …

Mark Wingfield and Public Education and Parents, Sara Foster and Masks and the Super Bowl

February 15th, 2022

59:19

Executive Director and publisher for Baptist News Global, Mark Wingfield writes February 7, 2022 a truly appalling hit piece titled 'It’s time to …

Aesthetics and Ugliness and Super Bowl LVI

February 14th, 2022

43:25

Maybe it's just me, but for as long as I can remember Super Bowl commercials have been a primary rather than secondary reason to watch at least one game of football per year.

This year the Super Bowl commercials seemed …

Why a Woman Can't Be More Like a Man

February 12th, 2022

48:04

"Why can't a woman be more like a man?" So sings Professor Higgins, played to perfection by Rex Harrison in the 1964 musical 'My Fair Lady.' 

Such a tidy summation of the real war on women, as opposed to the phony …

Marriage and the First Thing God Said Was Not Good

February 10th, 2022

48:29

Adam was created first with a little bit of soil and the Lord Himself breathed the breath of life into his nostrils. So far so good with the image-bearer of the Almighty. But the first thing God ever said was not good …

Alexis de Tocqueville and Democracy in America

February 8th, 2022

42:36

In 1831, French aristocrat Alexis de Tocqueville traveled across the ocean to the United States and spent nine months traversing what is now the eastern half of our country. Observing, listening, engaging in …

Like Using a Brand New Buick for a Garden Tarp

February 7th, 2022

42:47

"It's what ya D-O do with what you got that counts," as the wise old owl says in one of my favorite childhood movies, 'So Dear to My Heart.' 

The …

Rogan and The Rock and Stelter, Noem and the Media and Science and Sports

February 6th, 2022

54:08

Good science is predicated on the humble admission that we do not know or understand everything so well as we should like. For that matter, good …

Who The Real Rebels Are

February 5th, 2022

51:15

“As I see it, only God can be all-powerful without danger, because his wisdom and justice are always equal to his power. Thus there is no authority …

Neil Howe and William Strauss and The Fourth Turning

February 4th, 2022

47:47

It's hard to believe 'The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy' was published in 1997. Yet it's equally hard to believe this way of viewing history and current events and predictions for the future is so seldom employed …

Spotify's Updated Platform Rules

February 3rd, 2022

58:14

Have you read Spotify's Platform Rules? I thought I had, but then a new notice started appearing yesterday morning when publishing my latest episode …

I Want to Talk About Bruno

February 2nd, 2022

46:00

Last night, while enjoying lasagna brought to us by our dear friends Roy and Susan Garcia, Lauren and I and our eight children watched the No. 1 movie on IMDb right now, Disney's Encanto.

All but our youngest son Andrew …

Joe Rogan, Spotify, and Why Everyone is Getting Cancelled

February 1st, 2022

49:39

Joe Rogan is in some hot water with the Left - ostensibly for conducting interviews with cancelled scientists, physicians, and experts whose disagreement with and criticism of the official response to COVID is being …

Rigged by Mollie Hemmingway

January 30th, 2022

43:18

"Proof" is an ambivalent term according to 'McCormick on Evidence' (1954), a law school textbook I picked up on a whim a few years back from a …

Rudyard Kipling and The Jungle Books

January 29th, 2022

43:07

Author of The Jungle Books and several other works, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born to English parents in India during the heyday of the British Empire. 

Having just this week finished The Jungle Books for the …

Evangeline Lilly, the Canadian Trucker Convoy, and Justice Breyer

January 28th, 2022

34:12

Let me start this podcast episode write-up with a correction. Evangeline Lilly actually posted about her support for the Canadian trucker convoy on her Instagram, not Twitter as I stated in the audio for this podcast. …

How Psalm 127 Reads Differently After the Birth of Our Seventh Son

January 27th, 2022

40:51

Our seventh son and eighth child was born yesterday morning, and we are all of course still resting and recovering. But the morning after our meeting …

Biden Projecting Weakness Again in the Ukraine

January 24th, 2022

37:29

With Russian forces amassing on the border with Ukraine, the world watches. Threats of consequences are traded back and forth between Vladimir Putin and leadership in the UK and the US. It appears as though any day now …

Interview with Solomon E. Mullet, Artist

January 23rd, 2022

28:04

Solomon Emmanuel Mullet joins me in this episode to talk about art, tips for how to improve your drawing, how he approaches sketching, and whether he …

Live Not By Lies by Rod Dreher

January 23rd, 2022

43:40

It may seem strange to hear, and I feel strange for saying it, but Rod Dreher's 'Live Not By Lies: A Manual For Christian Dissidents' was a breath of fresh air to me. 

Perhaps all the glazed looks I have gotten over the …

Matt Walsh and Transgenderism and Vladimir Putin and Ukraine

January 20th, 2022

28:31

Conservative commentator and children's book author Matt Walsh was recently invited to appear on Dr. Phil's show to discuss transgenderism, and the …

What the Parable of the Talents Teaches Us About Inequality

January 19th, 2022

34:34

The preoccupation in our day with inequality - of wealth, power, influence, and ability - could benefit greatly from a careful reading of what Christ …

Making Sense of Young Earth Creationism

January 18th, 2022

44:19

Young Earth Creationism is the view that God created everything that exists – including the earth – in six literal consecutive days and rested on a literal seventh consecutive day according to a literal interpretation …

Our Experience with the Oculus Quest 2 So Far

January 17th, 2022

41:41

Our family Christmas gift last year was an Oculus Quest 2, and I must say that for all my concerns about the so-called Metaverse we have had a great …

And This Is Why We Got Married, Had Children, and Go To Church

January 16th, 2022

53:53

Two weeks into this new year, and now on days off from my new job which promises two weeks off a month, and half the weeks of the year free to myself and my family, my attention now turns once again to plans which were …

Mary Eberstadt and How the West Really Lost God

January 15th, 2022

58:21

The first book I've finished this year is a game-changer. Mary Eberstadt's exploration of crucial questions in 'How the West Really Lost God: A New …

A Supremely Doubleminded Vaccine Mandate Decision

January 14th, 2022

55:52

Yesterday brought both good news and bad news from the Supreme Court of the United States. 

On the one hand, relief pours over millions of Americans who were concerned about President Biden's vaccine mandate for the …

Episode 300

January 13th, 2022

38:51

As I have with the 100th and 200th episode, so also now with the 300th - let's recap the most popular content covered and explore what resonates. …

Dr. Fauci and the FBI Refuse to Answer Questions from U.S. Senators

January 12th, 2022

50:33

Two exchanges yesterday between United States Senators and representatives from powerful federal agencies highlight succinctly the distrust many …

To Men Whose Wives Are in Labor

January 11th, 2022

37:12

The appointment with the midwife yesterday confirmed our suspicions that Lauren is in early labor. She is of course uncomfortable and exceedingly ready to conclude this pregnancy and meet our son Andrew face to face. …

Theoden Rides Against Mass Formation Psychosis

January 10th, 2022

36:58

Four out of five Americans recently reported in a poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States Action that they believe the U.S. is …

Restorative Conservatism

January 9th, 2022

45:55

Laying down some basic, formative truths to serve as the foundation for sound thinking, we need to come to terms with where we come from, who we are, and where we are going.

First comes the premise that there is a God, …

Et Tu, Ted Cruz?

January 8th, 2022

46:42

January 6, 2021 - a day that will live in infamy. Yet it was not a terrorist attack, Senator Cruz. And claiming that it was even briefly represented a lapse of good judgment on your part.

Whether we describe the …

Spider-man: No Way Home, Identity Crisis, and Cancel Culture

January 6th, 2022

37:00

For my son Solomon's 12th birthday, he asked to see the newest Spider-man movie in theaters. So on December 30th, my four older boys and I went to …

Elon Musk Wants You to Have More Children

January 5th, 2022

37:24

Today's homework - check out this refreshing commentary from Elon Musk on the declining birthrate and what the science tells us about what to expect in the coming years and decades.

The short version is that …

COVID Fear is the Mind Killer

January 4th, 2022

32:00

As famed science fiction author Frank Herbert wrote in his epic series 'Dune,' "fear is the mind-killer." In other words, fear makes you stupid.

COVID panic has for two years made a great many of us very stupid. And a …

Reviewing 2021 and Looking Forward to 2022

January 2nd, 2022

45:11

On the first day of the New Year, I finished copying notes from 2021 from Lauren's and my Ink+Volt personal organizers into a Word document on my …

All The Books I Read This Past Year - Part II

December 31st, 2021

1:16:22

Picking up where we left off in our last episode, the remaining 30 titles I finished in 2021 were as follows:

  • Our Oriental Heritage by Will Durant …

All The Books I Read This Past Year - Part I

December 30th, 2021

47:53

This year, I set my Goodreads 2021 Reading Challenge to 55 books. With just two days left to the year, I am three titles short and do not think I will have the bandwidth to meet my goal. Yet for all that, I got closer …

As The Year Draws to a Close

December 27th, 2021

49:46

As 2021 draws to a close, my wife and I continue our annual tradition. Listing the major events of the past year, we strive to understand our lives better so as to be more intentional in the coming year.

Another …

Why I Got Back on Facebook After Deleting My Account in 2020

December 26th, 2021

54:58

Frustrated with censorship, I deleted my Facebook account November 25, 2020. Yesterday, I returned. 

The whole business bothers me. In an effort to …

Christmas and the Context of the Incarnation

December 25th, 2021

55:41

Lauren now "great with child," as they say, Christmas feels a bit different in our household this year. 

Few of our countrymen are having children …

Festivus and Bradford Littlejohn Reimagining a Christian America

December 24th, 2021

1:00:37

December 18, 1997 an episode of Seinfeld aired titled "The Strike" in which George Costanza's father Frank celebrates a made-up holiday called …

Inevitable Marxism and the Elon Musk Babylon Bee Interview

December 23rd, 2021

46:35

December 20, 2021 Sukhayl Niyazov published a piece for Public Discourse titled 'Is Marxism Self-Defeating or Self-Fulfilling?' In it, Niyazov …

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and CCP Censorship

December 21st, 2021

33:15

My wife and daughter attended a birthday party yesterday afternoon into the evening. That left my sons and I home. To celebrate, we moved four bookshelves upstairs from the room formerly known as the library to my …

Borg Collective Fails to Assimilate Senator Joe Manchin's Vote

December 20th, 2021

45:27

"This is a No." With that short four-word sentence, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has announced he cannot in good conscience vote for President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" legislation. 

Vermont Senator Bernie …

Kamala Harris Loses Her Temper During a Comedy Central Interview

December 19th, 2021

45:57

During what should have been a cordial, light-hearted exchange between "Charlamagne Tha God" and the Vice President on Comedy Central, Kamala Harris …

Will the Real Saint Nicholas Please Stand Up?

December 18th, 2021

30:43

You better not pout.

You better not shout.

You better not cry.

I'm telling you why:

Saint Nicholas is coming to town!

Legends about the historical …

To Men Who Think They Benefit from Their Children Being Aborted

December 17th, 2021

44:18

December 13, 2021 - Kaivan Shroff wrote for WBUR, Boston's NPR news station, 'Men like me benefit from safe abortion access.' In his piece, Shroff …

Crossdressing Communism

December 16th, 2021

35:02

Not the Bee reports on Kay Gabriel, faculty member at New York University, explaining that the transgender revolution is actually about instituting …

Inflation, Inheritance, and the Parable of the Prodigal Son

December 15th, 2021

36:11

Gas prices are up 58% from last year. Meat prices are up 13%. Congress is passing, and President Biden is signing, spending bills with price tags in the trillions.

Inflation is eroding our wealth, and there is no free …

That's What Christmas is All About, Charlie Brown

December 12th, 2021

38:55

What is Christmas all about? You're on, Linus van Pelt.

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Counteracting Holiday Fatigue and Irritability

December 11th, 2021

31:49

For many, the time of the year from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's Eve is filled with overdoing it. We have parties to throw and go to. There are meals to plan, prepare, and clean up after. We have gifts to …

Enoch Theophilus Mullet Turns Six

December 10th, 2021

35:43

Today our second to youngest son turns six, and I want to take a little time to talk about how much I love his name, plus the story of how we came up with it.

Enoch in the Old Testament book of Genesis walked with God, …

Whether Die Hard is a Christmas Movie

December 8th, 2021

32:50

Is the 1988 Bruce Willis flick 'Die Hard' really a Christmas movie? To gain an informed opinion, I watched it for the first time with my older sons …

Let's Go Brandon and Playing with Language

December 7th, 2021

54:40

A few weeks back, I was having a conversation with my friend Jeff and my cousin Micah when the subject of 'Let's Go Brandon' came up. And we all were weighing in on what we make of this stand-in phrase which …

Drew Lynch Suggests Banning Schools to Stop School Shootings

December 5th, 2021

39:40

Comedian Drew Lynch has a very funny sketch on how to stop school shootings. His idea is simple and to-the-point: ban schools.

Be warned that there …

Andrew Yang Explains the Forward Party Solution to Democrat versus Republican Dysfunction

December 4th, 2021

53:19

Andrew Yang ran for president as a Democrat in 2020, and he sparked enthusiasm and earned respect on all sides for communicating his ideas and proposals outside of the typical rhetoric and talking points we have grown …

When I Tell People We Have Seven Kids

December 3rd, 2021

45:21

With starting a new job last week, I have had a lot of introductions to make the past several days at work. And new associates ask a lot of the same questions. Where was I before this? What is my experience? Do I have a …

Attaining the Resurrection from the Dead

December 1st, 2021

51:31

In Philippians 3:12-21, the Apostle Paul writes some things which I think bear mention in relation to yesterday's episode - 'Post-Evangelical Pastors …

About that Alleged Media Gag Order in the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

November 29th, 2021

38:27

The trial of Jeffrey Epstein Madame Ghislaine Maxwell is set to begin today. Rumors circulated online last week that the judge issued a media gag …

Enjoying Christmas Movies and Cookies to the Glory of God

November 28th, 2021

40:39

With Thanksgiving officially behind us now, our sons Eli and Dan worked together to put up a couple strings of colorful lights on the front of our …

Lauren Boebert Apologizes for the Ilhan Omar Terrorist Joke

November 27th, 2021

55:20

Mairead Elordi reports for The Daily Wire on Lauren Boebert, Republican Congresswoman from Colorado, apologizing to the 'Muslim Community' in …

Reflections on 15 Years of Marriage

November 26th, 2021

43:29

On Saturday, November 25, 2006, I married Lauren Elizabeth Duff in Hillsboro, Ohio and she took my last name. I had just turned 20 and Lauren was 19.

Remembering the God To Whom We Give Thanks on Thanksgiving

November 25th, 2021

43:07

On my drive to work yesterday morning, I listened to the latest episode of Al Mohler's podcast, 'The Briefing.' That episode - titled 'Wednesday, November 24, 2021' and available at AlbertMohler.com - was good and …

Whether The Metaverse Is Going to Be a Good Thing

November 23rd, 2021

32:30

Facebook changed its name to Meta, and three weeks ago Zuckerberg and company released a video explaining the 'Metaverse' they are working to create. The comments are turned off, and YouTube won't let us see how many …

Christina Wyman, CRT, and the Waukesha Christmas Parade Attack

November 22nd, 2021

33:25

Three important stories to cover in connection to one another in this episode:

Amazon Already Ruined The Wheel of Time in the First Episode

November 21st, 2021

44:38

SPOILER ALERT:

Prime Video's adaption of Robert Jordan's beloved fantasy series, The Wheel of Time, is dead on arrival in episode one.

In all the same ways the latest Dune film was so fantastic because it honored the …

Justice Served - Rittenhouse Found Not Guilty

November 20th, 2021

45:04

The verdict is in, and Kyle Rittenhouse has been found by a jury of his peers to be not guilty on all charges.

By way of reminder, due process in this country is predicated on the presumption of innocence until guilt is …

Biden Asking OPEC and China to Mitigate Rising Energy Costs

November 19th, 2021

39:19

November 17, 2021 - Jeff Dunetz writes for Climate Depot: U.S. Oil Producer To Biden: Don’t Ask OPEC To Increase Production - ASK US! A Year Ago America Was An Oil Exporter.

November 19, 2021 - Katabella Roberts reports …

James Hankins and How to Be on the Right Side of History

November 18th, 2021

43:15

My neighbor JP Chavez sent me a really encouraging article hot off the presses yesterday. James Hankins, history professor at Harvard University, writes for First Things magazine 'How to Be on the Right Side of History.'

America v. China - The Contest of Size and Speed and Soul

November 17th, 2021

51:45

Up early this morning, I watched the first two-thirds of John Pilger's 2016 documentary, 'The Coming War on China.' As if written and directed by Howard Zinn, the film so far is heavy on familiar themes. 

America is a …

Whether Christians Should Give to Muslim Refugees

November 16th, 2021

51:07

Refugees from Afghanistan have sought asylum in America after the Biden administration surrendered that country and 20-years of coalition investment of blood and treasure to the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and ISIS. 

Some of …

Frank Herbert and Dune, Gene Edward Veith and Modern Fascism

November 15th, 2021

50:46

Let us consider two things in relation to one another and our present condition.

First, read Gene Edward Veith's piece 'Modern Fascism Revisited' in this month's issue of Tabletalk Magazine for reflections on Veith's …

Stop Work Authority and the COVID Vaccine

November 13th, 2021

40:08

In nearly a decade of working in the oil and gas industry, one major principle of safety that has been drilled into me is, and I quote, "you have the right and responsibility to stop unsafe work."

This statement is also …

We Should Thank Kyle Rittenhouse, Not Charge Him

November 11th, 2021

33:15

Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial this week for the shooting deaths of two Leftist rioters who violently attacked him in Kenosha, Wisconsin on the night …

Aaron Rodgers and State Farm Withstand Cancel Culture

November 9th, 2021

45:17

Having spent most of our recent episodes talking about more personal matters, let us turn our attention again to the news. Three stories from …

3 Days Away Celebrating 15 Years of Marriage and 35 Years of Life

November 7th, 2021

59:32

The Lord has been good to us. Long overdue and for the first time ever, Lauren and I got away for three days and two nights to a cabin in the mountains to celebrate 15 years of marriage a little early, and to celebrate …

Lieutenant Governor Elect Winsome Sears Victory Speech

November 4th, 2021

34:48

As reported at Not the Bee, take a look at the victory speech of Virginia's new Lieutenant Governor, Winsome Sears.

"When I joined the Marine Corps, I was still a Jamaican. But this country had done so much for me, I …

Virginia Wins the 2021 Election

November 3rd, 2021

35:22

It looks like the state of Virginia has won the 2021 elections with Republicans taking governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general seats.

MSNBC's Joy Reid says this upset is best explained with accusations of …

Romans 9-11, Age of Empires IV, and Job Hopping

November 2nd, 2021

1:02:05

Revisiting an episode from several weeks ago, I want to consider again the question of 'Why a Good God Would Allow for Evil and Suffering.'

"Oh, the …

1986 - The Year I Was Born

November 1st, 2021

47:17

On Friday I celebrate my 35th birthday. To mark the occasion today, I want to delve into some interesting trivia about where and when I come from. …

That Weird Homeschooling Family with All the Kids

October 31st, 2021

59:46

We have for some time been known as "that family with all the kids." With six sons and one daughter, now a seventh son due at the end of January, people notice our entrance. To our amusement, it is not uncommon for …

Whether Our Family Does Anything for Halloween

October 30th, 2021

43:42

Every year about this time, I get questions from people who have not known us as long or as well, but do know we are a large, fairly conservative …

Joseph Dreams and Has a Nicer Coat

October 29th, 2021

54:58

The story of Joseph in Genesis 37 has been on my mind a lot here lately.

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Taking Counsel

October 27th, 2021

39:01

"Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety."

- Proverbs 11:14 (ESV)

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Show No Partiality As You Hold the Faith

October 26th, 2021

44:19

"My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine …

Be Warmed and Filled

October 25th, 2021

41:20

"What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in …

Joe Biden, John Piper, COVID Vaccines, and Freedom

October 24th, 2021

51:32

President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. held a townhall with CNN this past week in which he mocked freedom and said as many as one-third of …

Jeremiah Burroughs and The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

October 23rd, 2021

51:21

The grass is nowhere greener than when we submit ourselves humbly and completely to the plans and purposes of Almighty God. Even just in the title of Jeremiah Burroughs 1648 work, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

Heavy on History - Refreshing the Audiobook Queue

October 22nd, 2021

35:39

From time to time, I clear out the seven books in my audiobook queue to start fresh. When I do, I enjoy thinking about my selections strategically. Do I want to focus on a given subject, or do I want seven diverse …

Nearly A Decade Working in the Oil and Gas Industry

October 20th, 2021

39:49

This coming May will mark 10-years of my working in the Oil & Gas industry. Allow me to share a few lessons learned, particularly for any young …

The Asian Saga by James Clavell

October 19th, 2021

35:22

Yesterday marked the conclusion of over 250-hours of listening over probably 4-years of my going through James Clavell's 6-part historical fiction series known as 'The Asian Saga.' Spanning internally the years 1600 to …

Do Not Be Anxious About Anything

October 17th, 2021

47:45

With so much in flux at present, it is easy to find our understanding taxed. What has recently been, what is now, and what may soon happen - all is complicated and disputed and controversial. 

Given this and other …

Carl R. Trueman and The Failure of Evangelical Elites

October 16th, 2021

44:21

Concerning the question of the extent to which evangelical Christianity can be made palatable and respectable to mainstream American culture in our …

Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther

October 14th, 2021

37:42

Having just finished up Martin Luther's 1525 work, 'The Bondage of the Will,' I am struck by the utter lack of concern that father of Protestantism …

Flying Dinosaurs and What Counts As Imposing

October 12th, 2021

35:22

Dovetailing off my last episode, #227 - 'Preparing Our Children to Defend Against Atheism,' let's read some comments left by listeners yesterday and …

Preparing Our Children to Defend Against Atheism

October 10th, 2021

55:29

My neighbor two houses down, JP Chavez was recently listening to a different podcast in which William Lane Craig was being reacted to. 

There was a …

Topical Exposition

October 9th, 2021

28:46

Topical or expository - which type of preaching is better? This was among the chief topics of discussion this past week in one of the private message groups I am a part of.

In the course of the discourse, from the …

Awkward Silence

October 8th, 2021

26:45

What goes into making silence awkward sometimes?

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Charlemagne by Johannes Fried

October 7th, 2021

42:42

Exactly four months ago, I started Johannes Fried's biography of Charlemagne, the man often referred to as "the father of Europe." Yesterday I finished the work.

The man, if not his treatment by Fried, reminded me of

Where Rights and Responsibilities Intersect

October 6th, 2021

34:30

When we find that our freedoms are being challenged and curtailed at every level these days, the cost of objecting comes readily to mind. Too seldom do we consider also the cost of not objecting.

To insist on retaining …

Will Durant and The Life of Greece

October 3rd, 2021

38:02

Having just finished The Story of Civilization, Volume 2 by Will Durant this week, let's talk about The Life of Greece.

Did the Jews make up …

Ron Paul Institute YouTube Channel Accidents

October 1st, 2021

32:27

Yesterday, within the course of a day, the Ron Paul Institute YouTube Channel was deleted from the platform. An appeal was made, but automatically …

Let No One Despise You for Your Youth

September 30th, 2021

34:12

The Apostle Paul's letters to his younger disciple Timothy have been on my mind a lot in recent months. In this episode, I want to ponder and explore …

On Whether Perception Is Reality

September 29th, 2021

36:25

I have always hated the phrase "perception is reality." Similar to "the customer is always right," it is too flattering, and too easily turns into an excuse to take the path of least resistance when mishandled. 

Yes, to …

Why We Beat Around the Bush and How to Stop

September 28th, 2021

33:41

"Stop beating around the bush, and just say what you mean." In our current social and political circumstance, this feels harder than ever. People are …

Ministry of Reconciliation

September 28th, 2021

41:34

"All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and …

Lt. Colonel George F McFarland, 151st Pennsylvania

September 26th, 2021

39:13

Lt. Colonel George F. McFarland, my great-great-great grandfather, commanded the 151st Pennsylvania at the Battle of Gettysburg, successfully …

Do Nothing From Selfish Ambition or Conceit

September 25th, 2021

33:56

In the ongoing pursuit of being transformed by the renewing of our minds in Christ Jesus rather than conformed any longer to the pattern of this world, I turn now to the question of selfish ambition. What is conceit …

Why a Good God Would Allow for Evil and Suffering

September 21st, 2021

34:40

The Old Testament book of Job starts with a conversation between God and Satan in which the Lord calls attention to his servant Job.

“Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a …

How To Disagree Agreeably

September 13th, 2021

37:00

The art of disagreeing agreeably seems lost on most in our day and age. Even to use the word "argument" is taken one way - as describing fighting, bickering, quarreling, and contention. 

If you do not believe me, you …

Isaiah 3

September 12th, 2021

42:58

In the third chapter of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, we read a number of things which will never be expressed in Veggie Tales, flannelgraphs, or Illustrated Children's Bibles.

For one, the Lord God says he is …

Omnipotent Moral Busybody Announces Vaccine Mandate Plan

September 10th, 2021

44:47

Three pieces to consider today as President Biden announces new requirements that Americans of companies with 100 or more employees must get the …

Trigger Warning on American Founding Documents

September 9th, 2021

45:52

The National Archives online catalogue is now putting trigger warnings on America's founding documents, according to reporting from September 8, 2021 by Emily Zanotti at The Daily Wire.

Historical materials and …

Holding Back

September 7th, 2021

34:18

There is a kind of restraint which is good, appropriate, and wise. Self-control is the fruit of the Spirit. And how we should control ourselves is …

Popularity Contests

September 6th, 2021

45:03

Popularity - who and what enjoys it and for what reasons is in a constant state of flux. Today or tomorrow, trends bestow greater attention and …

Opportunity by Edward Rowland Sill

September 5th, 2021

28:55

The poem 'Opportunity' by Edward Rowland Sill (1841-1887) has been memorized and recited now by two of my sons - first by Solomon a few years ago for …

Labor Day Weekend

September 4th, 2021

43:09

The first Monday in September looms just around the corner, and that means Labor Day in the United States.

Originally conceived as an annual celebration and honoring of the labor movement in this country, Labor Day now …

Problem Solving and Troubleshooting

August 29th, 2021

46:23

The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. But anyone who is unwilling to admit there is trouble is going to be impervious to …

Reaction Videos

August 25th, 2021

29:35

On the encouragement of Micah Hershberger, I did a new thing for the first time yesterday. I recorded a reaction video.

You can view my foray into this internet trend here: Reaction to JD Hall on Protestia 'Podcast …

Episode 200

August 24th, 2021

48:32

In celebration of the 200th episode of this podcast, I want to do a recap on what I have learned, am learning, and hope to continue on learning as we continue on this journey of talking about everything.

First things …

Present Yourself to God

August 23rd, 2021

44:32

Still being home on quarantine last night, I did not have an opportunity to deliver the second sermon I prepared for the Preaching & Teaching class at Summitview Community Church, though I did prepare a sermon.

God Forbid Biden Represents America Much Longer

August 22nd, 2021

36:29

One week after the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, we do well to do a brief inventory of the fallout at home and abroad. Three points to consider from reports at home and abroad over the past few days.

Wokism and Modern Day Judaizers

August 21st, 2021

39:20

Nearly 2,000 years ago, a very real danger presented itself to the early Church. As the Apostle Paul writes to the church in Galatia, the claims of …

Woke Christianity is a Primary Issue to Woke Christians

August 20th, 2021

43:12

Woke pastors, woke churches, and woke Christianity are front and center in America. But is Wokism a primary, secondary, or even tertiary issue?
Critical Theory, Critical Race Theory, Social Justice, charges of White …

The Breath of God

August 19th, 2021

34:30

Before my wife contracted COVID recently, I planned and prepared a short sermon for the Preaching and Teaching training I have been undergoing with …

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

August 18th, 2021

36:05

Continuing on the cultural enrichment project in my home, and perhaps needing a little levity, my seven children and I sat down last night to watch

Just Like Elections, Ideas Have Consequences

August 17th, 2021

38:45

As a follow-up to 'Afghanistan Reconquered by the Taliban,' let us take a closer look at the ideas that contributed to the failure of the Afghan …

Afghanistan Reconquered by the Taliban

August 15th, 2021

47:27

News reports this morning are that Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, is surrounded. The Afghan government has announced it will oversee a peaceful …

JD Hall and Discernment Blogs feat. Micah Hershberger

August 14th, 2021

1:18:04

Eastern Montana native and resident of Sidney, Montana - Micah Hershberger joins me on this episode to talk about discernment ministry bloggers in …

Loudoun County School Board Meeting Fireworks

August 13th, 2021

26:18

A Loudoun County, Virginia school board meeting made headlines Tuesday, August 10th after proposals regarding Critical Race Theory, transgender …

Regarding J.D. Hall as a Mad Dog

August 12th, 2021

35:34

I have very real concerns about J.D. Hall being embraced as a partner in this campaign against Woke Christianity and radical Leftism in America – concerns that his partnership serves as a kind of poison pill for such …

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood by James P. Byrd

August 11th, 2021

41:51

Both the North and the South, Union and Confederate, knew their Bibles.

As President Abraham Lincoln said in his Second Inaugural Address, which was …

Risks and Rewards in Extemporaneous Thought

August 9th, 2021

22:18

As part of a training I am going through these weeks, our class is going to be tasked with delivering three small sermons. The first will be manuscripted, the second will be outlined, and the third will be - if memory …

Theology and Politics in Raya and the Last Dragon

August 8th, 2021

36:10

Sometimes I think we have grown immune to what the acronym 'PG' in a movie rating actually signifies. What is 'parental guidance' anyway? Is it merely parents watching a film with their children, oohing and aahing and …

What Is Marriage - Man and Woman, A Defense

August 7th, 2021

39:21

Once upon a time, "the right side of history" was the side where marriage was defined as a man and a woman committed to one another for life. Marriage was not a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. Whatever we wanted …

Doug Wilson and John Piper

August 6th, 2021

32:16

Consider with me the curious case of Doug Wilson and John Piper, prominent American evangelical pastors with large, high-profile ministries, …

Oh, the Humanity!

August 5th, 2021

27:54

In 1937, news reporter Herbert Morrison uttered a phrase which has endured for eight decades. Reacting to the Hindenburg fire, he was heard in footage of the disaster crying "Oh, the humanity!" 

The largest aircraft …

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

August 4th, 2021

29:49

The 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge often gets a bad wrap. Amity Shlaes makes clear in her excellently researched and written …

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

August 2nd, 2021

24:46

"Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to …

Maximus Decimus Meridius

August 1st, 2021

34:33

My oldest son Josiah turned 14-years-old yesterday, and we celebrated in part by watching the movie Gladiator.

The film opens with an epic battle …

Anti-Authority Non-Conformist

July 31st, 2021

55:44

One of the consequences of being an honest non-conformist is that people who love standardization and so-called normalcy have their attention drawn to me, often with less-than-harmonious, happy effects.

I am not …

Whole-heartedness and Continuity of Thought

July 30th, 2021

28:46

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” So says Alexander Pope, 18th century poet in his rare poetic essay, ‘An Essay on Criticism: Part 2.’
Most essays are written prosaically. Hence, our expectations so disturbed, we …

Just Say No To More Mandates

July 29th, 2021

27:55

Remember those commercials on Saturday mornings when we were kids. The crime dog came on the screen and told us all to stay in school and not do …

Interview with Daniel J. Mullet, Truck Driver

July 29th, 2021

15:45

Ten-year-old humorist and all-around charming guy, Daniel Joseph Mullet joins me on this episode of the podcast to talk about what he has learned …

What is Going On at McLean Bible Church

July 27th, 2021

46:37

What is going on with David Platt and McLean Bible Church? ChurchLeaders.com ran a story July 22, 2021 titled 'David Platt and McLean Bible Church …

Yet Another Response From Kwon and Thompson

July 26th, 2021

54:19

Kwon and Thompson have struck once more their hammer blows against DeYoung's review of their book. Publishing 'Distinctively Christian? An Additional Response to Reverend Kevin DeYoung' at The Front Porch, they get more …

Erring on the Side of Caution

July 25th, 2021

42:02

The phrase "err on the side of caution" annoys me. Subtly baked into it is the foreknowledge that a course of action is error, and we are accepting that. Given the fact that a double negative makes a positive, I make a …

America Drifting Ever Closer Toward Totalitarianism

July 24th, 2021

36:34

The idiots need to be told what to do says the arrogant rich man brought on as a guest by Joe Scarborough. "You don't have a choice." But of course …

Unpacking the Response to the DeYoung TGC Review

July 23rd, 2021

1:02:29

A fault line in American evangelical Christianity is increasingly apparent. As Exhibit A and B, consider two articles of the past three months: one

An Interesting Back and Forth About Reparations

July 20th, 2021

49:40

Today my neighbor JP Chavez shared with me "an interesting back and forth," as he put it, in the form of two links. One 'Reparations: A Critical …

Helping My Artistic Son With His Math

July 17th, 2021

38:44

Our third son Solomon is only 11 years old, but already has demonstrated a remarkable artistic talent. If it were up to him, I think he would work on …

Facebook and the White House Join Forces

July 16th, 2021

34:56

Fox News reported yesterday, July 15th 2021, that the Biden administration is consulting with Facebook to flag and censor user content critical of, …

Cuba Rejecting Communism, America Embracing It

July 15th, 2021

37:29

Cuba rejecting communism at the same time the United States of America increasingly embraces it is surreal to say the least. Oh, the irony. 

For several generations, Cubans have fled their communist dictatorship off our …

Old Testament Laws of Warfare - Deuteronomy 20

July 13th, 2021

51:00

Continuing our discussion from Episode # 97 of Season 3 - 'War Crimes and Genocide in the Old Testament,' I eluded in that episode to Deuteronomy 20 and the laws concerning warfare which God gave to Israel.
It is …

War Crimes and Genocide in the Old Testament

July 11th, 2021

50:13

What does the Bible say about the rules of war? Or can we say there are any rules for war in the Bible when God not only permits but commands the …

Contentment, Resilience, and Instant Gratification

July 10th, 2021

40:40

Let's talk about contentment. As the Scriptures say, "godliness with contentment is great gain." And that promise has been very much in my thoughts in recent weeks as I grapple with when and how and why I am not always …

We Need More and Better Discrimination

July 9th, 2021

39:49

Sometimes the meaning of one synonym is given a positive connotation while a negative association is ascribed to another word which means the same thing, or near enough. And when that happens, those discriminating …

Regarding Critical Race Theory as Metaphysics

July 8th, 2021

25:16

An article by National Review senior writer Michael Brendan Dougherty titled 'Critical Race Theory as Metaphysics' was sent to me yesterday by my cousin, Micah Hershberger. In it, Dougherty makes the tepid statement …

Biden’s Door-to-Door COVID Vaccine Sales Pitch

July 7th, 2021

34:03

As Hank Berrien at The Daily Wire reported July 6, 2021 - 'Internet Erupts After Biden, Psaki Push ‘Door-To-Door’ Plan Targeting Unvaccinated People' …

John Adams and the Science of Government

July 6th, 2021

35:19

“The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must …

Advising My Children Regarding College

July 5th, 2021

43:06

As my oldest sons begin high school this coming fall, I need to begin talking with them about their plans for after high school. What do they want to …

Fourth of July and the Providence of God

July 4th, 2021

38:06

July 4, 1776 - on this day 245-years ago, the Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence, thereby officially separating the thirteen …

Dependably Pursuing Virtuous Independence

July 3rd, 2021

39:37

An odd phrase I frequently tell my children on their birthdays is "I'm glad you were born." That sentiment really is what we are communicating when we celebrate birthdays, isn't it?

Just so, when in the United States of …

What Tempts Men and Women Differently

July 2nd, 2021

41:15

Micah Hershberger recently reached out to me to ask my opinion on a question he is pondering. 

What do I believe are the three greatest struggles facing men and women in American churches today? That is, what are the …

Books We Read More Than Once

July 1st, 2021

40:23

Why do we read the books we do? And when we read a book more than once, why is that?

Having just finished Colin Woodward's 'The Republic of Pirates'

Priestesses in the Church, by C.S. Lewis

June 30th, 2021

36:05

Yesterday afternoon, I had a follow-up appointment with a dentist in Greeley. At a minimum, he would be giving me a dental crown. However, he might …

Modern Selfishness - I Think, Therefore I Am

June 29th, 2021

47:36

My neighbor two houses down, JP Chavez wrote to me yesterday afternoon with the following:

"I was listening to a podcast on Carl Trueman's 'Rise and …

Fighter Jets, Nukes, and Regime Change

June 28th, 2021

46:39

Back after my vacation last week, capped off with a busy and breathtaking trip to New Mexico for my son Eli's 13th birthday, I want to talk about comments made by President Joe Biden last week concerning the 2nd …

Children of Men and Conspiracy Theories

June 22nd, 2021

45:14

In the 2006 Alfonso Cuarón sci-fi flick ‘Children of Men,’ Clive Owen plays Theo Faron, a man tasked with delivering the last young woman on Earth capable of having children to a place where she will be protected and …

Understanding the Coming Christian Persecution

June 21st, 2021

44:13

As American Christians, I think it's hard for us to imagine being persecuted in our own country. Perhaps if we were trying to serve as missionaries …

11 Books to Improve Communication

June 19th, 2021

50:51

JP Chavez messaged me yesterday afternoon to ask the following question:

"How does one get better at communication? Specifically in regards to what …

Extreme Ownership and My Teenage Son

June 18th, 2021

35:05

Last night as I was sorting and folding laundry, I called my 13-year-old son up and handed him two books. Then I outlined for him a summer reading …

Making Sense of The Great Resignation

June 18th, 2021

46:08

LinkedIn Senior News Editor Andrew Seaman wrote me yesterday morning asking my thoughts on what is being called the 'Great Resignation' - 30-40% of …

Bring Back the Warrior Poet

June 12th, 2021

35:09

"The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." So said Sir …

And This Is Why We Got Married pt. 3

June 11th, 2021

35:06

In Pt. 2 of this series, I make the following claim:

"In a healthy marriage, in a functional marriage...you're serving your spouse, your spouse is …

And This Is Why We Got Married pt. 2

June 10th, 2021

37:15

In reading The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, I have especially enjoyed the parts where Grant talks about his relationship with President …

And This Is Why We Got Married pt. 1

June 8th, 2021

32:56

Someone recently asked me why anyone should bother with marriage. Isn't it more trouble than it's worth, particularly for men in our society?

The …

Putting Away All Bitterness and Anger

June 7th, 2021

36:08

Yesterday morning my family stayed home from church. We also stayed home from church the Sunday before that.

Before you go wondering, let me assure you our reasons for staying home were not anger and bitterness.

The sky …

Oklahoma!

June 6th, 2021

45:33

For this week's Family Movie Night, we watched another Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical - 'Oklahoma!'

Having built up all my expectations off The Sound of Music and The King and I, this experience was not those.

Or at …

American Trucking Simulator

June 3rd, 2021

44:57

My son Daniel recently talked me into playing American Trucking Simulator with him on our computers, and I have to admit that this is a fun little …

Governor Ron DeSantis vs. Woke, Inc.

June 2nd, 2021

35:28

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis should have the R for Republican behind his name changed to a C for Courage.

The Daily Wire reported yesterday:

The Island at the Center of the World

June 1st, 2021

39:49

Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey made headlines over the weekend by vetoing 22 bills passed by his state's legislature. He claims he vetoed these bills because Arizona lawmakers need to pass a budget and have it …

The King and I

May 31st, 2021

44:25

For this weekend's family movie night, we watched The King and I (1956).

Starring Yul Brynner as King Mongkut of Siam and Deborah Kerr as Anna …

Unidentified Flying Objects

May 30th, 2021

51:22

60 Minutes uploaded a video to YouTube on May 16, 2021 titled 'Navy pilots describe encounters with UFOs.' As of May 30, roughly 7.5 million views have racked up, and there are over 42,000 comments.

It seems every time …

Reverse Sexism in American Churches

May 29th, 2021

52:30

According to Wikipedia, "reverse sexism" is defined as follows:

"Reverse sexism is sexism directed towards men and boys. This form of sexism includes …

If China Deliberately Unleashed COVID

May 27th, 2021

40:23

What if China did intentionally manipulate and then release COVID-19?

Reporting from Ryan Saavedra at The Daily Wire today - Biden Admin: ‘We Haven’t …

Lament and Thrive

May 26th, 2021

42:50

Here is my homework for you from this episode:

Curbing Careerist Ambitions

May 25th, 2021

37:15

LinkedIn told me yesterday that as much as 25% of the workforce in America has stated it intends to change jobs now that the COVID-19 pandemic is …

A Nation of Suicidal Children

May 24th, 2021

37:38

One of the things that was prophesied concerning John the Baptist was that in calling Israel to repentance and heralding the arrival of the promised …

John the Baptist in The Greatest Story Ever Told

May 23rd, 2021

44:40

Our family movie night this week featured the 1965 classic, The Greatest Story Ever Told.

Featuring Max von Sydow as Jesus and Charlton Heston as …

When Catholics Withhold Communion

May 22nd, 2021

47:47

Roman Catholic bishops weigh whether to withhold communion from pro-choice government officials and politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. But …

The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

May 20th, 2021

28:59

If you want to understand the American Civil War better, read Mark A. Noll's book - The Civil War as a Theological Crisis.

In it you will find that …

How To Contend Without Being Contentious

May 19th, 2021

47:26

As I look back on recent weeks of podcasting, there is a question which becomes obviously important and needful to ask. When it comes to contending …

Reservations Regarding 'Lead' by Paul David Tripp

May 18th, 2021

38:17

Having now finished 'Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church' by Philadelphia pastor Paul David Tripp, let us do some soul searching …

Statism v. Space Force Officers and Homeschooling

May 17th, 2021

40:33

In juxtaposition, consider with me two stories from last week.

First, from the Epoch Times, 'Space Force Officer Relieved After Denouncing Marxism, Critical Race Theory in Military' published May 16, 2021 by Jack …

Concerning Eminently Relatable Hobbits

May 16th, 2021

43:12

On Saturdays in our house, my wife typically makes homemade pizza and the kids and I watch a movie. This gives me a chance to expose my children to …

Readers Are Leaders

May 15th, 2021

40:07

Among the people I trust and respect most, Paul David Tripp's book Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church comes highly recommended.

Israel Squares Off Against Hamas

May 14th, 2021

37:23

In recent days, the terrorist organization Hamas has fired hundreds of Iranian rockets at Israeli cities and Israeli men, women, and children. The IDF - Israeli Defense Force - has used its Iron Dome system to great …

Why Men Hate Going to Church

May 13th, 2021

42:10

David Murrow's 2005 book, Why Men Hate Going to Church, was brought up in conversation with my cousin Micah yesterday, and I want to encourage you to read it.

The updated and revised version of it from 2011 can be …

Unpacking the Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack

May 12th, 2021

48:03

A major American pipeline has suffered the most significant cyberattack in our country's history, and its being taken out of commission leaves the …

Nudity in The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

May 9th, 2021

39:43

C.S. Lewis wrote a series of three science fiction novels known as The Space Trilogy.

Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandria: A Novel (1943), and That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-Tale for Grown-ups (1945) are …

Namibia To Develop Her Oil Reserves

May 8th, 2021

33:30

Namibia - an 88% Christian nation in 2013 according to Wikipedia - has struck oil with the help of a Canadian company called ReconAfrica.

The play is being called the Kovango Basin. By some reports it may be the third …

Frank Luntz Blames Trump for Social Media Bans

May 7th, 2021

42:39

Paul Shiver wrote a piece for The Blaze yesterday reporting on Republican pollster and political strategist Frank Luntz and his remarks to a podcast …

Anti-White, Pro-Marxism Diversity Training

May 5th, 2021

40:03

On April 30th, Tyler Hummel at The College Fix published an expose of a diversity and inclusion training students and faculty at The University of …

Biological Males and the Chinese Internet

May 3rd, 2021

46:58

Laura Ingraham recently hosted a town hall event on Fox News in which she asked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis whether he would sign legislation …

Assorted Musings While Sick

May 2nd, 2021

35:09

A stomach bug has been making the rounds in our house this week, working its way through first the children and then Lauren and I from youngest to …

Joe Biden Delivers His First SOTU Address

April 30th, 2021

39:33

I only made it through the first 46:39 of President Joe Biden's first State of the Union address on MSN before I needed to leave out for work this …

The Answer to the Ultimate Question

April 28th, 2021

37:51

In Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the supercomputer Deep Thought operates for 7.5 million years to spit out the answer “42.” But by that time, nobody remembers what the question was. So then another …

Ben-Hur - A Tale of the Christ

April 27th, 2021

28:46

Let's talk about the classic film Ben-Hur - the 1959 version with Charlton Heston, of course.

This is one of my favorite movies, and has been since childhood. 

If you've never seen it, do yourself and everyone around …

Taming the Tongue

April 26th, 2021

33:24

"Anyways" - you would not believe how difficult it has been for me to try to eliminate just that one little word from my vocabulary.

But this just …

Choosing The Seventh Audiobook

April 25th, 2021

45:49

I try to maintain seven audiobooks in my queue at all times. With having recently finished Fault Lines by Voddie Baucham, however, there is now an …

Hey Jude

April 19th, 2021

40:17

Before I head off to Wyoming for Gas Chromatograph training this week, I have the New Testament book of Jude on my mind, since we've been going through it as a church the past couple of Sundays.

Call me crazy, but part …

Playing Civilization VI With My Friends

April 18th, 2021

40:35

At time of publishing, Steam tells me I have logged 2,816.4 hours on Civilization VI. 

Bear in mind that with this being a turn-based strategy game I …

Episode 100

April 17th, 2021

46:58

This is the 100th episode of The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show podcast. To mark this momentous occasion, it seems good to me to take a look back at how …

Christianity and Liberalism

April 16th, 2021

32:37

Let's talk about J. Gresham Machen's Christianity and Liberalism. I just finished listening to it on Audible yesterday, and I am struck by the clarity and directness of Machen's arguments.

In sum, Liberal Christianity …

Hostile Work Environments

April 14th, 2021

36:59

I have endured some hostile work environments in my time. Let me tell you how I keep my head on straight, even nominally, after several bad experiences.

In short, despite people predictably being unfair, selfish, …

Patience Is A Virtue

April 13th, 2021

40:37

They say that patience is a virtue, but why is that? And why is it so hard to be patient?

Patience for me is a challenge not least because I have a bias for action, and things do not always go according to plan.

Try and …

Neighborhood Bullies & Their Parents

April 12th, 2021

48:33

Moving to Colorado has been great for my family in many respects, but there is at least one in which we have had ongoing struggles since shortly …

150 Years of Democrat Violence and Intimidation

April 9th, 2021

27:53

Republican governors are going on record as saying they will oppose President Joe Biden's executive actions on gun control. Here's hoping they mean …

Whether It Is Better To Be Kind or Right

April 7th, 2021

37:24

My wife posed a great question to our family at the dinner table on Saturday. 

Is it better to be kind or to be right?

After collecting our kids' …

Gina Cerano v. The French Revolution

March 31st, 2021

33:58

Today I finished the late Roger Scruton's How to Be a Conservative, but Audible apparently doesn't want me to talk about that.

I've also almost …

Bitcoin Mining and Bandwagons

March 29th, 2021

35:16

My brother Bryce came over yesterday afternoon and traded me two 140mm computer fans for an RTX 2070 that had some child's water inadvertently spilt on it. While he was here, he also set me up to mine Bitcoin on my RTX …

Rearranging Furniture

March 28th, 2021

38:01

My family and I rearranged furniture in several rooms yesterday afternoon, and now I have an office again after several years without. And sometimes that's what you have to do when you assess your priorities.

As with …

Gun Control and The Boulder Shooting

March 24th, 2021

35:31

On the heels of a shooting in Boulder, Colorado yesterday which left 10 people dead - including one law enforcement officer - Democrats across …

The Miseducation of America's Elites

March 17th, 2021

30:30

Let's talk about The Miseducation of America's Elites by Bari Weiss, published March 9th at City-Journal.org. 

And while we're at it, I will encourage you once again to order and read a copy of my book, 'And This Is Why …

The Dungeon Storming

March 15th, 2021

37:06

After a month of playing Valheim with my sons and friends and my friend's sons, we finally acquired scrap iron. My son Eli built a Viking longship, …

Self-Promotion

March 14th, 2021

35:52

Recently working a lot on trying to build websites for this podcast and my books, concerns about self-promotion have been on my mind. There seems a kind of tight-rope to walk in promoting my work vigorously without …

Lowering The Voting Age to 16

March 12th, 2021

47:44

Democrats have decided to lower the voting age in America to 16. What are their reasons, and what should we make of that?

Also, let's talk about the …

In Sickness and in Health

March 6th, 2021

39:17

Marriage can be hard. Nevertheless, we do well to remember where marriage comes from and what God has called those of us to who have the blessing and privilege of being married. 

Even the hard times have a purpose, and …

Playing Valheim With The Boys

February 27th, 2021

34:55

Let's talk about Valheim - the Viking survival game I have been playing with my sons and an assortment of friends and family.

Important life lessons thus far: team work, strategic thinking skills, and how to fell trees …

Ulysses S. Grant & Discharge Pressure

February 25th, 2021

36:05

What made Ulysses S. Grant so remarkable? I may be finding out as I listen to Ron Chernow's biography of the man.

And let me tell you a story about a recent instrumentation issue I had to troubleshoot at work, and how I …

GameStop, Reddit, & Robinhood

February 8th, 2021

41:41

Curious what all the fuss is about with GameStop, Reddit, and Robinhood? Here is my quasi-insider small trader perspective.

Spoiler alert: there are …

Big Technology and Perilous Dependencies

February 4th, 2021

30:30

A listener recently asked the following question: If I'm encouraging people to find other marketplaces besides Amazon.com, why am I publishing and …

Singing In Church

February 3rd, 2021

39:17

I was recently asked to sing in church. And by God's grace, I did just that.

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The Death of Social Media As We Know It

January 23rd, 2021

29:24

Someone I am close to recently deleted their Facebook; and despite having recently started an account on MeWe, it would appear they deleted that …

Being Good Stewards Now

January 21st, 2021

33:28

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn into office today. I confess, it was a glum day for me personally as I considered the implications of that in the short and mid-term.

Yet even so, it is critically important that …

If We Have Another Civil War

January 19th, 2021

33:32

These days, it feels like the United States of America is on its way to becoming the Divided States of America in the near-term.

Each half of the …

Why They Impeached Trump Twice

January 14th, 2021

38:17

The United States House of Representatives voted 232-197 yesterday to impeach President Trump. 

The reason why has more to do with deflection and spite than the actions of the president.

For one thing, no American …

The Biblical Case For Free Speech

January 12th, 2021

35:06

What is freedom of speech, and is there a biblical principle supporting what we commonly refer to as our right to free speech?

Unless we are dumb in the literal sense, we have the ability. We also have the …

Buckle Up For Big Tech Censorship

January 10th, 2021

37:43

Buckle up, friends. It's about to get bumpy. 

Twitter and Facebook last week permanently banned President Trump from their platforms on the claim he …

Where We Go From Here

January 8th, 2021

35:28

President Trump today all but conceded the 2020 election, saying that the objective now is a peaceful transition to a new administration at the end …

A Storm Breaks in Washington DC

January 7th, 2021

34:47

What should we make of the images and scenes which came out of our nation's capital today as protesters stormed the halls of power in Washington DC?

The Upside of Stress & The Sound of Music

January 6th, 2021

33:25

Looking back on 2020, I realize just how much stress there was. So it seemed good to me to add an audiobook to my queue: The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It, by Kelly McGonigal, …

10 and 2 on 11 Senators Objecting

January 3rd, 2021

34:34

The Epoch Times reported today 11 More GOP Senators to Object to Electoral College Votes.

I am reminded of Numbers 13-14 in the Old Testament, and …

Hitting Publish On New Year's Eve

January 1st, 2021

40:50

On the last day of arguably the hardest year for this country in my lifetime, I hit publish on my first book.

And This Is Why We Homeschool is up on …

Stimulating Pork & Working Vacations

December 23rd, 2020

36:09

The United States Congress finally passed another COVID stimulus package. Its stated goal is to help the American people negatively impacted by the …

Editing The Manuscript

December 21st, 2020

38:31

I have written a book, and the manuscript is complete. Now begins the editing process.

By God's grace, I will finish editing the book and preparing it for publication in the last two weeks of the year.

Special thanks to …

Christmas Carols

December 18th, 2020

36:04

It is Christmas 2020, and we do well not to forget to celebrate the birth of the Messiah. 

In the spirit of celebration, then, let's sing some …

Troubleshooting The American Republic

December 17th, 2020

40:01

Our social and political systems in the United States of America are faulting and need troubleshooting and repair.

From the standpoint of an operator …

The Establishment Throws In The Towel

December 16th, 2020

29:27

Mitch McConnell congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for having stolen the 2020 election, urging his fellow Republican lawmakers in the U.S. …

When Good Men Do Nothing

December 15th, 2020

36:37

Amidst all the talk of judges, legislators, government officials, and media personalities failing to do justice or investigate fraud and illegality when it comes from certain sectors, I am reminded of a famous quote …

Interview with Dr. Evelyn G. Mullet, Unicorn Expert

December 15th, 2020

10:01

I had the very great honor of sitting down with Dr. Evelyn G. Mullet, Unicornologist for an exclusive interview. Listen to her answer the tough …

China and The Electoral College

December 14th, 2020

31:28

Today, the electoral college meets across the United States of America. What will come of their voting? Time will tell.
In the meantime, we have an …

The MacFarlanes

December 14th, 2020

1:06:17

My family celebrated my son Enoch’s 5th birthday last night. To that end, we enjoyed having some guests over.

While our guests were over, we got into talking about genealogy, and that reminds me that I want to share …

Be Kind Without Compromising

December 12th, 2020

1:03:59

A listener - Ben from Ohio - writes in with the following question:

“So, we as Christians are supposed to be kind and helpful and uplifting. How do …

Loving The Too Easily Offended

December 9th, 2020

57:34

1. Thought exercise

  • You decide you are not going to offend anyone about the masks issue, and then immediately walk into a room with 10 people – 5 …

Why Christians Should Get Political

December 7th, 2020

1:04:13

In Jeremiah 29, we see a mandate to God's people in Babylonian captivity. They are to:

Build houses and plant gardens
Take wives and have children
Marry off their children to get grandchildren
Seek the welfare of the …

The COVID Vaccine Question

December 5th, 2020

1:00:36

Everyone is talking about the several COVID vaccines being developed, but I want to talk especially about the idea that this vaccination might become a mandatory condition of travel and employment. 


As Christians, we …

And This Is Why We Homeschool

November 29th, 2020

57:29

I finally did it. My first book manuscript is finished. 

So let me tell you about my forthcoming book, And This Is Why We Homeschool.

Intro/Outro …

Marriage and Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2020

1:01:29

The day before yesterday was my wife Lauren’s and my 14-year anniversary, and we chose strategically to get married the week of Thanksgiving because we want to remember to have an attitude of gratitude about our …

Ctrl Alt Delete Facebook

November 26th, 2020

53:13

I deleted my Facebook account this morning. 

They asked me “Are you sure?” “Are you really, really sure?” When I answered in the affirmative each …

The Truth About The Election

November 25th, 2020

57:44

We may not – now or ever – know the truth of these allegation of widespread, coordinated, conspiracy to commit voter fraud in the 2020 Election. But …

Of Masks and Mandates

November 20th, 2020

1:07:17

Both practical and principle, here are the concerns which compel me to oppose mandated mask-wearing.

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On The Rocks Podcast

November 16th, 2020

56:43

On The Rocks podcast with Micah Hershberger is a thing now! I am really excited about this new collaborative work. With weekly episodes discussing …

How To Spot Fake News

November 13th, 2020

1:17:06

A listener writes asking how to respond when friends and family dismiss the links to stories he shares as "fake news." 
Also, how can a factually accurate story be part of a misinformation campaign as Ben Roose at The …

What Is Wisdom?

November 10th, 2020

53:33

Current events keep reminding me of Proverbs 24.
Let's talk about that passage of the Old Testament wisdom literature, shall we?
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We Should Fight!

November 7th, 2020

51:58

The mainstream media has decided to conspire together in telling us the election is over and that Biden has won the presidency, despite the following …

Let’s Talk About Life

November 5th, 2020

1:06:07

It's my birthday and I'll talk about life if I want to.
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When The Subject Is Everything

November 4th, 2020

1:02:58

Why do I want to talk about everything? Some have advised me to pick a topic, subject, or issue and make my podcast more focused. 
Myopic single-factor analysis gets us into trouble, though. And someone needs to talk …

Edward Bernays and Propaganda

November 2nd, 2020

53:06

You may have never heard of Edward Bernays, but he had your number. The father of public relations gave us the modern mass marketing campaign as well …

My Audiobooks Queue

October 31st, 2020

1:10:31

I listen to a lot of audiobooks, on-purpose and for a reason. At the time of this recording, I am up to 44 titles finished since the beginning of the year. 
Tune in to find out what I am listening to and why.
Intro/Outro …

Fracking And The Dominion Mandate

October 30th, 2020

1:05:17

To frack or not to frack? That is the question. 
Rather, that is one of the questions at stake in the 2020 election here in the United States of America.
But what are the implications of our options? On a personal level, …

Commentary On The Hard Times

October 26th, 2020

1:11:46

Even before all the craziness surrounding COVID-19, the past couple of years have proven a challenge for me and my family. 
But why did I get into …

The Larger Debate in the 2020 Election

October 24th, 2020

1:06:51

The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is behind us. But do we really understand the nature of the larger debate, or are we too caught up in the individual …

The Year is 2020

August 8th, 2020

10:58

The year is 2020, and a pandemic rages on around the world. Only not all of us are quite sure it still is a pandemic, if ever it was.

Originally written and published at On The Rocks Blog (onthe.rocks).

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Drudge Report

February 2nd, 2019

1:08:29

In this episode, I will read the front page headlines from this morning's Drudge Report, and provide a running commentary.

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Rebuke & Repentance

January 28th, 2019

59:53

In this episode, I want to discuss the need for rebuke and repentance in the life of the church and Christians today.

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The Wall, The Gospel, & Politics

January 5th, 2019

51:54

Happy New Year! Let's talk about the wall President Trump wants to build, people who hate America, the gospel, and how to actually make America great …

Mao Zedong, Control, & Freedom

November 30th, 2018

1:02:58

Let's talk about the book I'm reading right now, Mao: The Untold Story.

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On Hunting

November 17th, 2018

1:05:17

Let's talk about new beginnings, hunting, conservatism, and developing stronger stomachs.

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De-Secularizing America

November 6th, 2018

58:22

Today is Election Day in the U.S., and there's a great deal of hype and anxiety over whether Donald Trump or the Democrats will destroy America. Today we go out and vote - and the future of our nation and people depends …

Questions of Temperament

September 30th, 2018

59:12

What do we mean when we say that someone lacks the temperament for this or that position or appointment?

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Belisarius, King David, and Kavanaugh

September 27th, 2018

58:19

In this episode, I discuss the famous Byzantine general, Belisarius, as well as King David of Israel, Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavenaugh, …

Stupid Bumper Stickers

September 23rd, 2018

1:05:14

Russell Moore wrote an article about evangelical Christianity in America and how it relates to theological and political issues. I discuss that …

Criticism, Constructive and Otherwise

September 23rd, 2018

41:51

When is criticism helpful, and when is it not?

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Tesla and Priorities

September 9th, 2018

1:01:00

Let's talk about Tesla, job offers, priorities, goals, focus, and the ability to say 'No' to some things so you can pursue others.

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Social Media vs. The Bible

September 6th, 2018

1:01:50

I got up and looked to Facebook, but there was no solace there, only a lot of people posting the highlights of their personal lives. I checked my …

Charge of the Light Brigade

September 2nd, 2018

58:22

In this episode, I discuss plans, things not going according to plan, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson's famous poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade."

"Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and …

Economic Opportunity

August 19th, 2018

59:19

"Go West, young man."

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Love, Stress, and the Christian Life

August 14th, 2018

57:43

How are Christians supposed to handle stress? And what responsibility do we have to manage the factors that contribute to being stressed? A healthy view of God, ourselves, and other people makes a world of difference in …

Free Speech & Alex Jones

August 13th, 2018

55:15

You may not listen to Alex Jones of InfoWars, and you may not like him if you do. Regardless, it is deeply concerning to see him being "deplatformed" by several social media outlets all in the same week. Who's next?

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Speaking The Truth In Love

August 5th, 2018

59:55

Paul writes to the church at Ephesus: "Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from …

What Is Church, And Why Should You Go?

July 22nd, 2018

46:56

What comes to mind when you hear the word "church"? And how do you define that word? If you're thinking of a building, think again. "Church" in the Bible always refers to the actual believers in Jesus.

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Family History

July 13th, 2018

1:10:25

Latest episode of The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show

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Set Your House In Perfect Order

July 11th, 2018

1:07:19

Rule #6 in Jordan Peterson's book, '12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos' is "set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world." …

The Supreme Court, Abortion, and the Aztecs

June 28th, 2018

59:40

What does Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing retirement, abortion, and Aztec human sacrifice have in common? I will tell you.

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The Future

June 27th, 2018

53:41

What does the future hold, and what should our attitude be concerning what may come? Never forget that the future will eventually be the present, and …

Demons & Spiritual Warfare

June 23rd, 2018

1:10:41

What are demons, and where do they come from? It's vital that we understand the reality of spiritual warfare. As Christians, we overlook or misapprehend the supernatural reality of the Biblical narrative at our peril.

#MeToo & Potiphar's Wife

June 22nd, 2018

1:07:40

Women being sexually assaulted and raped is intolerable, but so is the prospect of false accusations destroying reputations, careers, and lives.

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When To Shut Up, Or Not

June 21st, 2018

57:06

As wise King Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes, there is "a time to keep silence, and a time to speak." But which is which, and how can you tell?

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Ignorance

June 20th, 2018

51:31

Ignorance may be bliss, but it's also irresponsible. And does Philippians 4:8 really mean we should only think about positive things all the time? …

Illegal Immigration

June 19th, 2018

1:10:25

Is Donald Trump breaking up Latino families? Are immigration laws racist? What does the Bible say? Let's talk about it.

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South Africa, Racism, and The Gospel

June 17th, 2018

1:12:00

What does the gospel have to do with racism and white South Africans being murdered? I'll tell you in this episode.

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On Purpose

June 15th, 2018

46:32

Live life on purpose by keeping in mind that God made you special, creating you "for such a time as this," and often calls us to do hard, even …

Talk About Everything

June 15th, 2018

46:10

I want to talk about everything. But what does that mean, and why do I say that?

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Polygamy

June 13th, 2018

1:20:40

Several months ago, a Mormon I was working with asked me: "So what's your opinion on polygamy?" I laughed, but then I answered him. Here's what I …

Have No Fear

June 11th, 2018

1:07:51

My wife and I let our kids climb on the rocks at Makoshika State Park yesterday while another set of parents wouldn't let theirs. Let me explain why.

Gospel Hip-Hop

June 10th, 2018

1:02:11

What gives one Christian or another the right to talk about the problems in his neighborhood from the perspective of his faith?

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Judge Not?

June 9th, 2018

1:00:53

"Do not judge" may be among the most oft-quoted statements of Jesus in our day and age, but what did Jesus mean by telling us not to judge?

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Making Babies

June 8th, 2018

1:07:01

Birth rates in America and Europe are at historic lows, but my wife and I just had our seventh child. Listen to find out why.

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