• Pentecost Was The Greater Crossing of the Jordan

    Gab News - Nov 29th 2023 10:34am EST

    The Christian Story Takes Israel’s History and Fulfills It by Pastor Andrew Isker Introduction The Day of Pentecost is one of the greatest events in the entire Bible. There is a reason that the church throughout the world has celebrated it yearly for the better part of two thousand years. It is the event that […]

  • Divining the Dream Machine: Part 1

    Gab News - Nov 27th 2023 9:36am EST

    Science-Fiction, Hollywood, and the Technology of Antichrist by Thomas Millary Sci-Fi and False Signs In his seminal work, Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future, Fr. Seraphim Rose condemned “the spirit of science fiction.”1 His critique of that literary genre is found within the chapter “Signs from Heaven: An Orthodox Christian Understanding of UFOs.”2 Fr. […]

  • It’s Never Over

    Gab News - Nov 23rd 2023 12:38pm EST

    by Pastor Andrew Isker A Handful of Christians with the Entire World Against Them Changed History The holiday of Thanksgiving is one of the last remaining aspects of traditional America that has survived the cultural revolution. For most Americans it is simply a part of normal life: a day off, a day to eat turkey, […]

  • The Conquest of the Apostles

    Gab News - Nov 21st 2023 11:52am EST

    The Book of Acts as the New Testament Book of Joshua by Pastor Andrew Isker Introduction The Book of Acts or the Acts of the Apostles is the second book of Luke’s Gospel. Some people sort of treat it like an appendix to the gospel; “the really important stuff happened in the gospels, this is […]

  • Peter Thiel is Right About Atoms

    Gab News - Nov 20th 2023 10:56am EST

    by David Gornoski To save the West, we must rethink what an atom is. That’s my vision. So you can understand my disaffection when yet another catty, confused dallier attempted to capture venture capitalist Peter Thiel’s worldview for the dying establishment media, this time in The Atlantic story: “Peter Thiel is Taking a Break from […]

  • Just what IS Israel?

    Gab News - Nov 17th 2023 8:52am EST

    The Relationship Between Christians and Jews by Ronald Dodson It is a question that is suddenly quite relevant, as the cyclical violence that has plagued the Levant has sparked again after the attack on Israel by Hamas on October 7th. It was a brutal move by the operative wing of the political leaders of Gaza, […]

  • Finding Fruitfulness in Faith: Lessons from the Barren Fig Tree

    Gab News - Nov 13th 2023 12:18pm EST

    The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree is found in the Gospel of Luke (Luke 13:6-9). This parable, told by Jesus, is about a man who had a fig tree planted in his vineyard. When he came looking for fruit on it and found none, he said to the keeper of the vineyard, ‘For three […]

  • Roots + Wings — Mountain Time

    Gab News - Nov 10th 2023 9:25am EST

    By Rory Feek, Plain Values Most of the time when I’m writing this column, I’m in pretty much the same place. Sitting at the kitchen table in our farmhouse or at my desk in the milkhouse, with a view outside of the backfield and within earshot of Indy and the other kids playing on the […]

  • Abortion is the Sacrament of Trashworld

    Gab News - Nov 8th 2023 6:17pm EST

    This week the State of Ohio voted by a nearly ten point margin to enshrine abortion as a constitutional right. Ohio is not a far-left blue state like California or New York, it is a conservative red state that Donald Trump won by almost the same margin in 2020. The results of this ballot amendment […]

  • The Church Is Israel

    Gab News - Nov 6th 2023 12:37pm EST

    by TheUncreatedLight A common belief in some American Evangelical circles (not all) is that the nation state of Israel is the Israel spoken about in the Bible, these are the “true Israelites” so therefore it must be supported at all costs, etc. But does that align with the Bible? Who really is Israel? And why? […]

  • Confessions of a Steward — Chicken Familiarity

    Gab News - Nov 3rd 2023 12:40pm EDT

    By Joel Salatin, Plain Values Thinking like an animal is not always easy, especially if you’re trying to think like a chicken. In this article, I want to dive into one of the single biggest tensions in raising farmstead egg-laying chickens, and it all stems from chicken psychology. Like all animals, chickens love routine. Temple […]

  • The Church Situation In Ukraine

    Gab News - Oct 31st 2023 11:00am EDT

    by TheUncreatedLight Since I get a plethora of questions from people are confused about Ukraine, the acronyms for the churches, what’s happening, etc. I have decided to make a full on explication that I can just reference to everyone who asks. This is not about the war itself between Russia & Ukraine, but specifically the […]

  • Revolution of Elites

    Gab News - Oct 30th 2023 3:46pm EDT

    by Pastor Andrew Isker Introduction 2 Samuel 23 is the second part of the center of the appendix section of the Book of Samuel. It gives us the central theme of the entire book. Like David’s psalm in chapter 23, it gives us the theology to meditate upon to understand what this has really all […]

  • Discerning Truth and Alligator Gallbladders

    Gab News - Oct 26th 2023 9:34am EDT

    On the hunt for the higher things by John Heers, First Things Foundation Let’s take a look at truth. What is true, what is fake? How might these ideas be related to things sacred and things profane? How should we understand these terms as war rages on and human beings plug into all variations of […]

  • Why Parallel Economy Creatives Are Stronger Together

    Gab News - Oct 24th 2023 11:03am EDT

    by Elijah Shoesmith Jesus expected His students to become disciples. Messengers of His truth once He left to prepare our mansions. He didn’t want lifelong learners who refused to leave the classroom. And He still doesn’t. Influenced by people we follow online, it’s time for us “regular joes” to step out. In faith, I’m taking […]

  • Marshall McLuhan’s War

    Gab News - Oct 23rd 2023 12:16pm EDT

    The Medium is the Weapon by The Prudentialist Since February 2022, Western minds have been exposed to a deluge of information, more data than any average individual can comprehend, let alone make sense of. Without taking serious time and processing efforts to draw a coherent narrative or to make sense of what’s going on, the […]

  • Biblically Based Fatherhood

    Gab News - Oct 19th 2023 1:43pm EDT

    by Jacob Brown Why does our Lord tell us to pray to God as Father? When asked by his disciples to teach them to pray, the Lord Jesus Christ taught them to pray by addressing the Almighty God of all creation as Father. He just as easily could have taught them to pray to God […]

  • The Roundtable — Amish Insights on Forgiveness

    Gab News - Oct 18th 2023 12:00pm EDT

    from Plain Values THIS MONTH’S QUESTION: How do you practice forgiveness in your community? Jerry: In any close-knit community, forgiveness is the elixir that cures disease. It cleans the cancer from the joints and makes things pliable again. The spiritual WD-40 that lessens the creaking and groaning. Forgiveness is counter-cultural. It flies in the face of […]

  • The Healing Land — Community Inter-Dependence Day

    Gab News - Oct 11th 2023 10:33am EDT

    by Shawn and Beth Dougherty, Plain Values July Fourth is an important day in our village. We always say Hinton has the best fireworks display in the valley, and people come from all over to watch. The park is full of strangers as well as neighbors, and the lines in front of the two village ice […]

  • The Fall of the American Empire

    Gab News - Oct 6th 2023 2:08pm EDT

    by Pastor Andrew Isker Something is coming. That is the general sense that I get from everyone I talk to who is even the least bit politically and culturally aware. “Something is coming.” “Something is going to happen soon.” For at least the last five years, everything has become increasingly and demonstrably unstable week after […]

  • Confessions of a Steward — Water Part 2

    Gab News - Oct 5th 2023 3:25pm EDT

    by Joel Salatin, Plain Values Last month I introduced two unorthodox concepts regarding water. The first is the difference between surface runoff and the inventory of the commons (like streams, springs, and aquifers). The second is the notion that we as caretakers can greatly enhance the commons by storing surface runoff rather than pumping from the commons. […]

  • What is Toxic Masculinity?

    Gab News - Sep 26th 2023 12:36pm EDT

    Is There a Standard for Being a Jerk by John Heers, First Things Foundation Toxic men are in the news again. Again. In fact, it is clear that they will always be in the news, because men are so often doing things men shouldn’t do. But still, this term toxic seems to have meaning beyond […]

  • Porch Time | One Minute with Marlin

    Gab News - Sep 25th 2023 12:11pm EDT

    By Marlin Miller, Publisher of Plain Values On a recent trip, we spent a few evenings with a wonderful family who lost a young child only a few years ago. We quickly became fast friends as we connected on a deep level, sharing the good and the hard as our kids ran and played. As we […]

  • An Amazon Alternative For The Parallel Economy

    Gab News - Sep 22nd 2023 3:01pm EDT

    The concept of the Parallel Economy has gained significant traction in recent years largely thanks to Gab’s multi-year effort to mainstream the concept. A Parallel Economy is network of businesses and consumers who prioritize values, ethics, and principles over sheer commercial interests. People are no longer content with merely boycotting brands that don’t align with […]

  • Christian Nationalism and Christian Political Power

    Gab News - Sep 20th 2023 11:47am EDT

    by Pastor Andrew Isker Introduction 2 Samuel 22 is a Psalm of David, almost identical to Psalm 18. The fact that it is repeated here at the close of the book of Samuel isn’t just God trying to up the word count in the Bible like a student writing a term paper. It’s placement here […]