What do we do about those who hate the gospel? Who would destroy us, regulate, and demand that they can lead us? How do we deal with such? We tell them to repent. This is the cure of the hater, the people who are consumed with envy, those who stalk and complain, those who harass. […]Read More → Repent.
The people sent by the Jerusalem wore their vestments uncomfortably. For they had no authority: they were human automata, sent to do what they were ordered to. And that was to find our who John was. For he was new, and the new frightened Jerusalem. They had Romans trying to put idols in the temple, […]Read More → The Baptizer and the Bug Men.
NZ has just been tested by two Canadian Libertarians, and in my view, we have failed. Then there’s Newshub’s Patrick Gower. Perhaps I should have started with him. Gower interviewed Southern and Molyneux (it wasn’t screened, but you can see it online) and afterwards told newsreaders Samantha Hayes and Mike McRoberts that it was one […]Read More → Canadian Kipple
Sunday morning the church had a senior pastor from another bapticostal church come on in and talk about money. We were challenged on the idea of providing for those who come after us, and putting our priorities… not on our bank balances. In all, a balanced sermon. Met one of my mates who has joined […]Read More → The market collapse (to come) will not be a Jubilee.
I don’t have a great time for the Victorian Poets, which is a gap I am trying to correct. Kipling is obvious: but there are those such as Hopkins who are equally unfashionable because of his faith. And could write. God’s Grandeur The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, […]Read More → Sunday Sonnet.
At present, I am between Churches. This leaves us in an odd position: on Sunday morning we ask “where should we go?”. There is a risk that may be the hardware store, or the mall. (It will not be today: we have plans made, God willing). But the passages are about money and resources. I […]Read More → On giving (with a fallen church)
Again, a conceit. Stella is the avatar of virtue. If you do not know what virtue is, look at beauty. Which is a lie: there are many beautiful women and men who are evil. The image is deceptive. But true beauty lasts longer than youth, and that comes from within. XXV The wisest scholler of […]Read More → Saturday Sonnet.
Getting at the lancet requires you go through the library or pay. As for most Elsvier journals. Which still attract most of the good research. This is being pushed against. I like one of the comments Matt Briggs made last weekpeer review waters papers down. Archiv just published work and the peer review occurs once […]Read More → Saturday Morning Journal Club.
The punishment for desertion in the Roman army, as in many, was death. Leaving one’s post would have had a penalty, probably lesser, but painful enough: reduction in rank, extra duties. If it was politically expedient the unit could be disbanded (and its pensions with it). The Army of Christ’s time was imperial, and was […]Read More → The bloody rainbow of lies.
When the resurrection occurred, everything changed. It was terrible. Strong, experienced soldiers trembled and ran away. It began with an earthquake. The last one we had here felt like a truck hitting the side of the house — and that was only about five on the scale. Seven flattens cities. That happened about eight years […]Read More → The glory and the fear.