Monday Kipple

Most people don’t think of Kipling as a religious poet, but this is a religious poem: late in his life. The execution is that of St Paul. At His Execution I am made all things to all men– Hebrew, Roman, and Greek– In each one’s tongue I speak, Suiting to each my word, That some Continue Reading

27 May 2017

As I noted yesterday, I’m putting the lectionary post up with minimal to no comments. 5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning Continue Reading

Sunday Sonnet

Locke is paraphrasing a psalm in which David asks forgiveness. He not only stole Bathsheba from her husband, but ensured he was killed in a coverup. It is often the coverup that does more damage. The verse paraphrased today is the second half of verse four. Against you, you only, have I sinned    and done what Continue Reading

25 May 19

I do not think that I am that wise, but this is not an age that likes wisdom or knowledge, Instead, everything is seen through the lens of power. This age values victims and fools: indeed manufactures them, when we should be trying with all our might to have as few unwise or damaged people Continue Reading


While the Brexit mess is ongoing, there are people in NZ who have the police arrive at their doorstep because of their social media postings. The current declarations imply that Facebook, Google, Twitter etc will report you if they deem you are hateful. WordPress, who are probably the biggest blog hosting site, have taken down Continue Reading

24 May 19

6 For the Lord gives wisdom;From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,8 Guarding the paths of justice,And He preserves the way of His godly ones. Proverbs 2:6-8, NASB

Brexit Bananas.

I’m writing this the day before the European Elections. With some disclaimers. I dislike the EU intensely. But, says my sole Belgian reader, how can you? You are from New Zealand. True. Firstly, the common agriculture policy gutted New Zealand’s economy. When we finally ran out of money and could not subsidize our farmers, I Continue Reading