John Knox Meets Siddhartha

In a recent post to Vision 20/20, one of our adversaries (Nick Gier) listed fourteen ways in which we kirkers differ from other conservative evangelical Christians (what he calls CECs). Normally this kind of superficial analysis would not warrant a response on the merits, but because purveyors of this kind of superficial analysis appear to …

Oh Yeah

Some time ago, I unsubscribed from a community listserve discussion called Vision 20/20, though in calling it a “discussion” my charitable faculties are fully extended. A less strenuous description of it would have to include words and phrases like fulmination, jeremiad, screed, baying at the moon, and other forms of progressivist yodeling. Anyhow, I unsubscribed …

Naming the Intoleristas

My wife is a lovely Puritan, and a great advocate of lifting God’s Word back to Him as we continue to deal with the goose-stepping forces for tolerance and storm troopers of enforced diversity. She was reading in Isaiah yesterday, and noted a few phrases that delighted us. About idolaters, Isaiah said, “They are their …

When Push Comes to Shove

At the end of April I appeared before the Latah County Commissioners to register my concerns about the discriminatory harassment that is being directed at our ministries. The tax-exemption complaints that have been filed against Anselm House, New St. Andrews, Logos School, and Community Christian ministries were complaints that, if consistently applied to others in …

The Worst Kind of Puritans

Yesterday Nathan Wilson and Aaron Rench released another press release on the zoning mess in Moscow. As a public-spirited citizen, I am happy to post that press release here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2005 The Future of the Zoning Complaint Industry in Moscow Public Statement from Aaron Rench and Nathan Wilson We have filed …

A Little Seven On Five

This morning I filed a public records request with the City of Moscow. In that request I asked for “all notes or records of communication between city council members and any other person, regarding a ‘neo-confederate’ resolution and Black History Month proclamation entered at the Moscow City Council meeting of February 3, 2004.” I also …