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November 16, 2018
The Antifragile Pastor
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May 08, 2018
How Big Is Too Big?
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September 15, 2017
How to Be a Gracious Pariah
Most of the time it is impossible to know why someone stops talking to you....
September 07, 2017
A Working House Should Work the Soil
What do you depend upon? We all depend on things, and most (if not all...
June 02, 2017
Against the Recreational Household: Part 5, Bringing Productive Property Back Home
Here I am again with yet another ramble. This is the fifth and final one...
November 23, 2016
Introducing: “Side Hustles for Pastors”
In my experience young pastors are a little too idealistic to entertain a side hustle...
November 12, 2016
Jack, the Giant, and the Indigestible Bean
A modern fable about love and work. by C. R. Wiley There were giants in...
October 27, 2016
Put Your Kids to Work, Go Ahead, They’ll Thank You for It
Some people apparently believe that children are better off when they're useless. I got a...
September 22, 2016
Focus! (Some changes coming to this blog.)
Art makes its demands. Anyone who believes it is merely a matter of self-expression hasn't...
July 05, 2016
The Ministry of Self-Defense
I'm not much of a martyr. I suffer from other complexes, I suppose, but the...
June 22, 2016
Poverty is Big Business
Watching Poverty, Inc. made me angry like I've not been in a long time. It's...
June 10, 2016
Serfdom Is Freedom!
When smart people get behind a bad idea you should wonder if you're being scammed....
May 06, 2016
On Acquiring a Wife
A wife these days is considered little more than a recreational partner. You can see...
March 31, 2016
I Am the NRA and I’m a Minister of the Gospel
Yes, I am a gun owner. (Actually, I own more than one gun.) And, yes,...
March 18, 2016
The Han Solo Ethic
"I don't think I was ever that naive." I've been saying that to myself more...
March 11, 2016
The Main Chance and the Mystery of Manliness
If you follow this blog you know that I believe that productive property is the...
March 02, 2016
Tentmaking: It’s Not Just for Missionaries Anymore
I enjoyed a conversation with a retired minister in my church yesterday. During our time...
February 29, 2016
Why We Need a Libertarian Study Bible
Some people think of Romans 13:1-7 as a summary of everything the Bible has to...
February 26, 2016
Presidential Candidates & Local Economies (and that includes the local churches)
In my ideal America, the Presidential election would hold as much interest for people as...
February 19, 2016
Two and a Half Cheers for Tiny Houses
I've owned three houses. Besides those I've owned 6 apartment buildings with a total of...
February 17, 2016
Is Gardening Essential for Your Salvation?
I think the biggest benefit of gardening is it grounds you. I really mean that....
February 15, 2016
Organic Before It was Cool
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