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…

Bugmen

Via Matt Briggs, who was arguing against the progressive agenda of the US State department -- more to be feared than the Chekists, because they seem liberal -- came this. The term Bugmen comes from Moldbug, but, as you can see, it has utility. In the modern age, the liberal…

Late weekend sonnet.

Never allow grammer to set your morality. Never allow definitions to do so. This is the error of the British School of Philosophy, which concentrates on definitions and logic but ignores the natural law. The poet may be referring to the algebra of negative numbers, but in reality a wrong…

Wednesday Peom

I am writing this on the day when one of the few Catholic Conservative Antipodean cardinals is convicted of sex with underage boys. (It was the second trial, and the verdict is questioned and appealed). We should all pray for Cardinal Pell: that he has the courage to repent of…

Wednesday poetry.

This is one of those times when taxation is a topic: our fairly left wing government has a tax working group reporting tomorrow. I'm not sure if this will make people happier, or more righteous. It will make accountants happy. If it is as reported, it will be electoral suicide.…

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…

Saturday Sonnet

The first time I read this I made a mistake: Painted in my beclowned stormy face is clearly wrong, and beclouded stormy face implies troubles and thus the very face of woe in the line above. The Elizabethan court did love its tragedies. It is far easier to have gentle…

Against Mandatory Veganism.

I was discussing research plans last night with my beloved and she said that "You should do something about diet and anxiety". We had to shift our diet a year or so ago, and have both lost about 15 kg, and noticed that we are generally able to tolerate stress…

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…