Jack Trieber, who has been pastor of the North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, California, offers a heartfelt response to the cease-and-desist letter with a $10,000 fine his church has received—although in the past they have complied with all restrictions; they are seeking to provide masks, social distancing, and other precautions in their church building; and their community is not a Covid hotspot.

Christians can disagree on how best to think through these complicated issues, but the way in which Pastor Trieber does this—seeking to honor and to persuade—makes him a helpful voice to hear in these days.