by Steve Golden — In early July, The New York Times smeared churches across the country as veritable petri dishes of COVID-19, calling them a “major source” of infections (the paper has since revised the headline to remove that language). The article claimed that churches’ propensity for “speaking loudly” and “singing” has led to numerous... Continue Reading →
The Government Is Not the Head of the Church—So Why Do Church Leaders Keep Acting Like It Is?
by Steve Golden — Throughout the last four months of chaos, the rallying cry of many well-known church leaders has been, “Submit to the government.” John MacArthur, for instance, chose not to reopen Grace Community Church in May because, well, the 9th Circuit court said no. Predictably, he cited Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2... Continue Reading →
COVID-19 Talking Points That Don’t Fit the Narrative (or, Why Masks Won’t Work)
by Steve Golden — In light of the statewide mask mandate put forth by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (rejected by 90 out of 105 counties) and the subsequent adoption of a modified version by my home county of Shawnee—complete with a 311 line to rat out your neighbors and a $2500.00 fine attached for not... Continue Reading →
Mask Mandates and Social Control
by Steve Golden — Two new states—Oregon and my home state of Kansas—joined the new COVID-19 restriction trend by mandating that people wear masks in public. There’s been no small amount of controversy over coronavirus-related restrictions, and masks are no exception. Questions about whether they really work, what kinds are more effective, and whether they... Continue Reading →
The Experts Keep Getting It Wrong, So Why Do We Keep Listening to Them?
by Steve Golden — For many, Memorial Day weekend was a breath of fresh air. Beaches and lakes were open, and humans did what humans were made to do—we flocked to gatherings and enjoyed fellowship with other people. But in the age of COVID-19, a handshake or a hug is followed by furtive glances to... Continue Reading →