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 …

A Persecution Complex

The other day I was coming out of a local building supply, and was headed for my truck. I heard a voice behind me, an inquiring voice, saying, “Douglas Wilson?” That was a correct identification, so I turned around, indicating yes. A middle-aged woman I did not recognize was standing there, about to go into …

Dysfunctional Zoning Codes

The recent zoning complaint against the Moscow Food Co-op has just been rejected, and the obvious question for Nathan Wilson and Aaron Rench (the gentlemen who filed the complaint) is whether they will appeal. The following is a press release that they issued this morning. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2005 Moscow Men Have Zoning …

Can’t Tell the Players Without a Scorecard

I have referred before to the very odd coalition that has formed in opposition to the various ministries of Christ Church. My calling it a coalition is not just based on the fact that people happen to be opposing the same entity (making them cobelligerents). The coalition, in a number of places, is a functioning …

Hostility and Discrimination

In the alternative universe of some, mere assertion substitutes for argument. An assertion that Christ Church, NSA, and other ministries, should start “obeying the law,” is enough to persuade a certain kind of mind that we must not have been obeying the law. But of course, in a sober kind of universe, this kind of …

Marriage as Manifest Glory XIX

Introduction: Learning is awkward. Even assuming good motives, and a desire to learn, and no rebellion against God’s pattern, there are still difficulties. G.K. Chesterton once said that the “chief object of education is not to learn things but to unlearn things.” Couple this with the fact that what we must unlearn is frequently what …

The Thick Plottens

The campaign of “diversity cleansing” continues. The two women who filed tax exemption complaints last year against Christ Church and New St. Andrews College have now followed up with similar tax complaints against Logos School and the ministry of Community Christian Ministries (CCM) at the Nuart theater. The complaints now go before the county commissioners …