One of my colleagues emails me papers, and he notes that JAMA now does these graphically. Looking around the open access journals this afternoon, there are a couple of highly controversial papers that make the idea of having antidepressants post infarct to prevent cardiac death seem safe and tame. One is a description of adolescents […]Read More → Saturday afternoon Journal Club.
I observe one of our children, smart, articulate, a comic, reduced to silence by the contemplation of the woman he loves. He is distracted. He appears aloof. Conversations with other women in society are less important: he cares but for one. To be too charming with those one is not bound to is seen by […]Read More → Saturday Sonnet.
Our government has made a good decision. They have stopped foreigners buying land (with some exceptions due to free trade). This is driven my local issues relating to a property bubble, but it is stopping the elite of the world using NZ as a bolthole. What I am seeing is that this elite are either […]Read More → Confronting the corrupted.
The twitter stream is full, full of Catholics bleeding because of the scandals that have been disclosed in the United States. I am not surprised: the Catholic church was subverted at the same time as the Mainline Protestants, and resisted a little longer. But the evil is now embedded, and the time of culture wars […]Read More → Doing good in a time of war.
Social Matter rightly said that this was one of the best blog posts of the week. And it defines what we are doing. We are not playing the left game of virtue signals and false outrage. We do not care about their false sins. We are wanting Christianity to survive, and the generations to come […]Read More → A new game for a new era.
If it was not for stupidity, the collusion would not be obvious. The protests about the Catholic Church are in the New Zealand press, the Chileans are raiding their offices, and the US church is corrupt to its core. The idea promoted is that the church is perverted: the men of evil have attempted to […]Read More → The water jar was left behind
I have seen my mother, sisters and beloved over years. They spend a lot of energy keeping friendships going that men generally do not. There appears to be a sense that you must be a good woman, a Lady, and your reputation matters. Because it does. The Samaratan was drawing water not at the times […]Read More → The woman of Samaria
There are some students at my old university who do not understand what a university is for. In my day, when they stopped the engineering Haka group, we voted out the entire student executive. Now we need Don Brash, now retired from politics and running the reserve bank, to tell us this. He is not […]Read More → Linkages from the weekend.
One has to give the council of the Jews a little credit in the time of the apostles. They would listen to those with wisdom. They had their radicals who considered the Torah to be correct but all else myth. These, the liberals in the politics of the time, were those who would work with […]Read More → Do not feed the trolls.
When I read this again I noted that no one dared to join those of the faith, who by now were meeting daily in the outer courts of the temple. To join them was to be aligned with them, and to live by the rules of this new community. Most (if not all) Christians were […]Read More → The glory had left the temple.