White Nationalism, Gun Violence, and Donald Trump’s Complicity

good samaritan

by John Ellis

In January 2016, the pastor of a small Baptist church in Alabama made national news after he sent a letter rife with racism and anti-immigrant sentiments to the editor of the The Alabama Baptist. The letter (which can be read in full here) contains a barrage of hateful rhetoric and proudly and demonically crows the unbiblical claim that, “It is not a matter of loving your neighbor. My neighbors are the people that value the same standards of life and way of life that I value.”

As a “Baptist pastor,” Ted Sessoms should be very familiar with Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan. Apparently, though, he’s not.

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How Should Christians Respond to the Death of Rachel Held Evans?

Rachel Held Evans

by John Ellis

How should Christians respond when wolves in sheep’s clothing tragically die? That’s the question, I think, driving the many text messages I’ve received today after the news of Rachel Held Evans’ death was made public. Curious as to my response, I fielded the question, “Did you hear that Rachel Held Evans died?” multiple times. For starters, my response is one of immense sadness. The news deserves mourning. Yet, it also deserves truthful responses that point people to the saving grace found in repentance of sins and faith in Jesus Christ – a message that was tragically rejected by Rachel Held Evans.

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Corporate Wendy’s Is Being Blocked from Europe by a Few Stubborn Dutchmen


by John Ellis

This is my favorite story of the year, so far. Not only do the actions of these proud, stubborn Dutchmen make me want to visit Goes, Holland, I want to move there so that I can eat at Wendy’s Fish & Chips every day for the rest of my life. Do yourself a favor and clink the link below to my latest PJ Media article and read how a few stubborn Dutchmen are blocking a corporate behemoth from an entire continent.


Catching Up With My PJ Media Articles


by John Ellis

It’s been over a month since I’ve shared my favorite PJ Media articles that I’ve written with the readers of this blog. The interim has been rather uneventful. Some of my articles have done well, but none have done great. That being said, I did write several articles for PJ Media over the last month or so that I’m proud of and/or think hold interest for the readers of A Day In His Court. Click on the titles below to be redirected to the article.

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#BelieveWomen Versus the Presumption of Innocence


by John Ellis

You shall not pervert justice. You shall not show partiality, and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord you God is giving you. Deuteronomy 16:19-20

During a test over the state capitals, my fourth-grade teacher accused me of cheating. Walking around the classroom, she noticed a piece of paper sticking out of my crowded, disorganized desk. That paper happened to be a previously taken quiz over the state capitals. While my classmates left for music class, the teacher held me behind.

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Brett Kavanaugh, the St. Louis Naked Bike Ride, and the Left’s Selective Outrage


by John Ellis

Yesterday on Facebook, while linking to this post I wrote a little over two months ago, I said:

This past summer, my family unfortunately found ourselves in the middle of the St. Louis Naked Bike Ride. My subsequent PJ Media article about it was picked up by several St. Louis media outlets, most of whom mocked me (I was asked to appear on the NBC affiliate, but was driving through Ohio at the time). I was ridiculed online by strangers and acquaintances alike (don’t worry, I’m used to it). I’m curious how those who mocked me for being upset that my family was exposed to genitalia are responding to the latest Kavanaugh accusation that he exposed his genitalia at a college party. I’m going to guess that they are responding quite differently this time than they did to me.

I’m not intending this to be a commentary on the Kavanaugh confirmation and the allegations against him. But it’s important for Christians to realize that the left’s wielding of the #MeToo movement is hypocritically connected to the sexual revolution. If they really care about the Kavanaugh allegations, they would be just as outraged at what happened to my family. But they’re not.

After noticing that my PJ Media editor “liked” my Facebook post, I emailed her and asked if she’d like an article expounding my comment. She responded, “Sure! Was thinking the same thing.”

Well, here’s that article: “Brett Kavanaugh, the St. Louis Naked Bike Ride, and the Left’s Selective Outrage.”