Lenten Lectionary.

I found a new resource: the Church of England still has the old text, the KJV and the old book of common prayer, online. My church is not Anglican, but we use the Book of Common Prayer privately. Why? The language bears a witness against the liturgical reforms of this…

The elite are losing.

I have argued for years that the next cycle will not be liberal. It will be conservative. For no one can live in hope that way, and those without hope do not procreate. Religious families have more babies. Christians included, without immigration, and this will change nations.…

The smallness of the antichristian imagination.

The antichristian is the person of the spirit of this age, for this age does not acknowledge angels, or prophets, or a resurrection to come, going even beyond the Sadducees to not acknowledge soul, or spirit, or mind, or will. There is no moral agency: there is only class, tribe,…

The day of rest.

We had a quiet Sunday: we were exhausted. We slept in, then did some small tasks. At least once a month we do this: often when we are away, but at other times when we are not. Some may say that with daily (almost daily) exposure to the word and…

Church and structure.

Any Sunday when you are confronted about the need to be in groups and have close leadership then meet with someone senior in a liturgical church that allowed their leaders to ruin the local diocese is not a good Sunday. You are left with emotional echoes that hit over the…

Suffering builds the needed Character.

This Sunday we had John Bevere preaching, primarily on why we have trials, difficulties, and when we are doing everything we think is right we have opposition. His argument is that we need to have the character to be effective before we find ourselves in a situation of great ministry…

Church or Christ?

Over the weekend we discussed, over and over again, the politics of the church. A bunch of people we know have left one church to set up another: for reasons that may be good, but the means by which they are doing this are not good. I came back to…

Ignore the rules of this age.

On Sunday we had Dominic Russo doing a telesermon. Our church is one church with seven (I think) campuses from Whangerei in the North to Dunedin in the South. Dominic was preaching from Wellington and the rest of us joined in. What he talked about was that the church should…

The false self elected priesthood.

You may wonder at times where the daily lectionary posts are. Well, they have changed, because I am reading the lectionary acoustically. The daily reading list I am using was published in 1662. We have chosen is to use the Book of Common Prayer. The old one. My edition is…

Notes on a bad day.

One of the things I have to do daily is turn to the word of God. It is not new: I have been doing this for years. In sickness, in health, in times of peace and times of trouble, I turn to the word. I do not choose the passages:…