Doubling Down on My Naked Bike Ride Article

by John Ellis

Throughout most of Sunday, my article about how the St. Louis Naked Bike Ride subjected my children to sexual abuse was the most popular article on PJ Media. While not as popular as I’d hoped (it wasn’t shared by as many aggregate sites as I’d counted on), the article has over 300 comments and climbing. While not a lot, that’s also not a little. Not to mention the minor kerfuffle the article has caused on my wife’s Facebook page.

I haven’t had time to read all the comments, many of which agree with me, but the criticisms pretty much run along the three tracks that I was anticipating – 1. My misuse of the word “molestation;” 2. It was a planned and permitted event; and, 3. My shameful politicization of the whole thing.

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State Sanctioned Sexual Violence

by John Ellis

It’s been awhile since I’ve been this angry.

While on vacation, my family, including my two young children, were exposed to a throng of fully nude adults. When I called the authorities to report that adults were exposing their genitalia to my children, I was told that the group has a permit.

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Rooted: The Christian’s Place

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by John Ellis

My family and I live in the DC area. Our house is approximately a mile and a half from the Pentagon and about five miles from the U.S. Capitol, as the bird flies. We live in the thick of one of the most powerful cities in the world. And we’re not big fans of the place, at least my wife and I aren’t. We’re type-B personalities (on a good day) living in a super type-A personality community.

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My Illness Reminded Me to Be Careful What I Preach

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by John Ellis

I’ve prided myself on my body’s ability to heal quickly. It’s rare that I’m sick for longer than 24 hours. In fact, it’s rare that the lingering effects of illness stay with me longer than that 24-hour period. A good case in point is the last time I had strep throat.

Late one afternoon on a Saturday in August seven and a half years ago, my throat began to hurt. As the evening wore on, the pain became worse. By the time the sun rose on the Sunday morning, it felt like there were razors in my throat. I immediately went to a Minute Clinic type place, was prescribed amoxicillin, took my first two doses that Sunday, and woke up Monday morning almost 100% back to normal.

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The Prophetess Anna and the Ordinary Means of Grace

Reading the Bible

by John Ellis

As the first month of 2018 comes to its close, I’ve been prayerfully reflecting on my commitment this year, as well as the years to come, to submitting myself to the ordinary means of grace ordained by God for His glory and the sanctification of His children. When doing so, it’s easy to pat myself on the back because of my Bible reading schedule, prayer life, and service to my church family.

However, this morning, as I read the story of the prophetess Anna found in Luke 2:36-38, my conscience was pricked. On the tail end of Luke’s relating the birth of Christ, the reader is introduced to an 84-year-old widow who, “did not depart from the temple, worshipping with fasting and prayer night and day.”

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Catching Up: Disaster Relief, Assisted Suicide, The Bones of Saint Peter, and Other Topics

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This last week has been a busy writing week. I have written eleven articles that have been published, and three that will probably be published today or tomorrow (and I owe my editor one more article this week). My article about the Southern Baptist Convention’s Disaster Relief Team has done very well. I don’t have a view-count, but the article has been shared on Facebook 70,000 times!

If you are interested in reading any the articles below, click on the title and you will be redirected. Thank you for reading.

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