A Pig in a Poke

God has established three fundamental governments among men — family, church, and state. These are the governments which He directly ordained; other governments (like the board of a trust or a corporation) are man-made. This means that men have no authority to tinker with the fundamental structures of these God-given governments — in contrast to …

The Wilson Cult in Moscow

Let me come clean on something. One of the recent charges made against us is that we here in Moscow are “cultic,” “a cult,” etc. To this charge we have offered our robust denials; we are Trinitarian Chrisians in the Reformed tradition, and we like the Bible. But in denying that we are “a Wilson …

Happy Birthday Dear Blog

So today is my blog’s second birthday. For all the intoleristas who are following my doings most assiduously, this means that I am just now entering my terrible twos. And right now I have my eye on that interesting Vase of Diversity on the Coffee Table of Mutual Affirmation. Seriously, I am very grateful to …

Playing The Cult Card

One of the things that liberals did successfully for quite some time was play the race card. One of the things that conservatives (eventually) did in response was name the practice, calling it something like “playing the race card.” Little tricks of illusion and distraction in politics operate much the same way that tricks of …

For Love of the Code

These continue to be tumblesome times here in Moscow, and there is both good news and bad news intermingled. The bad news is that critics continue to multiply, but the good news is that they are getting progressively squeakier. The charges are increasingly crazy-out-there and, with reference to their goals, counterproductive. For an example of …

As Norah Jones Once Sang With Ray Charles, “Here We Go Again”

I am sure that there were many times during his trek to the North Pole that Admiral Peary had occasion to remark on the vista ahead being the “utter frozen limit.” But then, three days later, there would be more. As we have dealt with the monkeyshines of our intolerabuddies, I have used that expression (UFL) …