It happened again a couple of days ago. Shock. Outrage. Twitter lit up because the men at Pulpit and Pen said something outrageous, racist, sexist, and homophobic. Honestly, who could have seen that coming? I am not going to repeat what they said. The shameful rhetoric would even rile some who share JD Hall’s views.
But it was not shocking that P&P did something like this. Shameful, unChristian, vicious attacks are the stock in trade of JD Hall and Seth Dunn and have been for years. There is no evidence of the Fruit of the Spirit or even the desire to display such – just the will to eviscerate anyone who disagrees.
If you read them, that is what you will get.
Why would you read them? Does Pulpit and Pen build up the Body of Christ? No. Does it lift up the name of Jesus? No, regularly it sullies the name of Christ. Does it do anything good for the kingdom of God? No, it is a cancer in the Body of Christ.
Then, why do you read it? Why do you follow P&P on Twitter? Why do you interact with them, with JD or Seth on Facebook? The word of God commands us to separate from such divisive, destructive people.
Reject a divisive person after a first and second warning. Titus 3:10
They have been warned 2000 times. The time for warning has passed. It is time for Christians who love the Lord, the word of God, and the Body of Christ to ACT!
1. BLOCK Pulpit and Pen on all social media platforms.
I did this long ago. It was for personal sanity, I will admit. JD had decided to personally attack me. I blocked him and all of his twitter terrorists. Some of them are now friends, as they realized that the pulpiteer way did not honor God.
But life is simply better if you don’t read Pulpit and Pen. There is NOTHING good that comes from that site. STOP reading it. It brings you no joy, no discernment. It is dishonest, twisted, dark, and evil. Just block them on Facebook, Twitter, and every other form of media. Don’t read the blog.
And for the love of all that is holy – don’t copy and paste links to me when they say stuff about me. If I cared about JD’s opinion of me, I’d follow the site.
I had several private interactions with JD, attempts to reconcile with him before I cut off all contact. He lives by his numbers and views himself and his site as successful because of how much traffic he generates with his clickbait posts. When you read him, it feeds his massive ego. When you interact with him, when you “call him out,” when you berate him, all of that just feeds the beast that is Pulpit and Pen. The only solution is to block the site and ignore it. Look at what was posted two days ago.
It is the right thing to do and it is the best thing to do. Anything else feeds the troll.
2. PRAY for JD Hall and Seth Dunn (and any others involved there).
I don’t know at this point if it is just Jordan and Seth or if others write for the site, but we should pray that God will bring JD and Seth to repentance. I don’t know who is redeemed and who is not, so I don’t question people’s salvation, but there is nothing on the site that honors Christ or builds up his body. They are enemies of righteousness and we should pray that God would bring down Pulpit and Pen and would bring Seth and JD to repentance.
While you are at it, pray that Phil Johnson and others will stop encouraging P&P and have the discernment to stand against it.
3. Do not interact on social media with outrageous things Pulpit and Pen says.
When you interact with what they say, you are simply feeding the troll. You are doing exactly what they want. Pulpit and Pen drives traffic by saying outrageous things. Don’t take the bait. If you see something by Pulpit and Pen, just encourage whoever they are interacting with to join the movement and block them. The more Christ-loving people that block P&P the less the venom of the enemy spreads through the Body of Christ.
I know that when you see something outrageous, something evil, it provokes you and you want to say something back. We have been conditioned that “calling out evil” is an act of righteousness. But Pulpit and Pen doesn’t need to be called out. Their evil is manifest. They need to be put out. They need to be marginalized, ostracized, and excised from the Body of Christ so they can do no more harm. Isn’t the harm they have done enough?
It is time to do the right thing. BLOCK PULPIT & PEN, my friends – for the glory of God and the good of the kingdom.