Our Incident at City Hall

Introduction: So this is what happened. I will explain later on below why I think it happened. Gabe Rench is running for county commissioner.This was an unscheduled campaign stop. Yesterday Christ Church sponsored a flash psalm sing at city hall. We were going to appear there at quarter to five, sing three psalms or hymns, …

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On Leaving a Church Over Masks

For some months now, Toby Sumpter and I have been blogging about the challenges posed by the mask mandates issued by various civil governments, and it has been very apparent that we have taken a dim view of that whole enterprise. But one of the downstream consequences of our very public position on this has …

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In Which Idaho Starts to Revert to Factory Settings

Introduction: There are some early developing signs that Idaho has had quite enough, thanks. When news of the pandemic first set in, nobody quite knew what was going on. There was a stir and a bother, and different governors started to order lock downs. Idaho came late to that move, thus missing her real opportunity …

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Warhorn, Moscow, and Binding Consciences

Introduction: As a number of you have no doubt seen, we were taken to task yesterday by Joseph Bayly and Brian Bailey, and given the nature of the criticism, I thought a response was necessary. I hope to keep the response centered on what I believe to be the central issue, and so perhaps this …

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The High and Lofty Office of Ratfink

Credit: Hannah Grieser Our Moscow City Council recently extended their masking order until October, thus demonstrating that they do not at all understand who they have become in the story. And then, to compound their lack of self-awareness woes, they then took out an ad in the paper encouraging citizens to snitch on Anybody They …

Aphorisms on Liberty

Say it with aphorisms. Free men will fight for their liberty, but slaves will not. So if a slave fights, he is already free. Liberty is not porn and pot. Liberty is much praised and rarely treasured. True liberty is greatly praised, and not at all understood. When Mammon is the master, the people are …

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