One of the things that happens to any parent is that you suffer. When your child is sick, you suffer. As one of a kid’s favourite movie put is, the worrying does not end. So it is quite understandable that little children were bought to Jesus for a blessing. You pray that all blessings and […]Read More → Never perfect
This Sunday morning I’m stealing the introduction from Brian. He’s writing about George Will, whose career has been in conservative think tanks, talking about voting Democrat in the next election because Trump is a womanizing rube. He is not polite. He causes conflict. He would rather be defeated in dignity. Will does not understand that […]Read More → The fire of God divides.
Liturgies can be written or unwritten. All congregations have them: and in all services there has to be a time of confession. We need confession, for we are fallen, and we have sinned. If you say you have not sinned this week, you have seared your conscience, and like an orc, you are less than […]Read More → All are fallen
The media are not on our side: they are the enemy, and they preach the destruction of the church, while celebrating the rise of the pagan, the muslim, and the mocker. They forget that community requires that people live similarly, within one set of customs and manners, what the Maori call tikanga. Tikanga vary from […]Read More → Hope is a virtue
The church is made up of men, and men are sinners, women not being exempt. Within the church there are thiefs, the corrupt, gossips, those who covet power, and those who desire that our children are corrupted. We do not need to like this: it should not be. But this is the state of the […]Read More → Boycott the congregations of Satan
This is following on from yesterday’s lectionary post, and the alternative is more challenging, for Christ talks about the innocence and faith of little children, and those who destroy it would be better to drown themselves. There is a mention of millstones. By the fruit of their lives you will know them. The number of […]Read More → By our fruit.
Overnight, I put an index site up, and the main site went down — I contacted the webhost, who noted I had an outdated version of PHP up, and when that was changed, all loaded well. Another night worrying. Sometimes I wonder why I do this, and why this morning I was grumpy because I […]Read More → Unashamed
This passage puzzles me less and less as our society degenerates. I used to wonder why Christ called his generation faithless and perverse: but I live in a faithless and perverse generation, and I note the tactic. The disciples could not fix it, and I have a right to be cured. I have a right. […]Read More → Ingratitude in this generation.
I’m looking at the attacks on the church from the elite. Twitter says a Lord has resigned from the Presbyterian Church in Ireland because of the issue of gay rights, and twitter is full of “you will know Christians by their love (with the word doctrine crossed out). In the USA, the church is trying […]Read More → They are still blinded.
I am starting this with a bit of sarcasm that VD produced about a decade ago: You can trust biologists because physicists get amazingly accurate results . This has multiple levels: firstly biologists are not physicists, secondly accuracy is no validity, and thirdly, your models can be wrong. And at this point I better defer […]Read More → Your model of God is broken.