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Last lectionary April.

I would suggest that the synagogue of Satan is not merely those who claim to be Jews but are not. it is anyone who allies with such, and whose religion is something public and not of Christ. For Christ is not here to make our life good, our wallet full, while people are gently herded […]

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Hardware Life

Daybook: Calvinism has always been a good fighting religion.

The first quote comes from Mr Day, who has been reading the history of the Peninsular wars. He notes that the last time that Notre Dame was desacralized then there were consequences. Religious consequences. The Saxon became Calvinist: a good faith for those who must fight. Even men who had not hitherto taken their religion […]

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Lectionary

Monday Lectionary out of order.

I got my dates muddled up and posted today’s lectionary yesterday, so this is Sunday’s text from the revised common lectionary. In a time where the government wants to regulate speech to make it safe I have only one comment. God has never been safe. The truth is never safe. And the gospel is the […]

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Poetry

Sunday Sonnet.

Anne Locke continues her paraphrase, remaining in the first verse of Psalm 51. She cannot count her faults or number the deeds she has done in error. But she trusts that the mercy of God is greater. According to your abundant mercy    blot out my transgressions. Psalm 51:1b, ESV  My many sinnes in nomber are encreast,With […]

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Lectionary

Lectionary Sunday 28th April 19

It’s funny when I find myself reading Papists with approval, because they understand the Reformed and Fundamentalist position correctly. What worries me is that the Papists — who have the magisterium, which regulates almost all of life — still find degrees of freedom to weasel out of clear teaching. It is as if they are […]

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music New Zealand

Weekend Music.

This started when I began to discuss the music that existed when I was a student. My beloved is younger, and did not know the bands. So some music from that period, and from where I live.

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Poetry

Saturday Sonnet.

That time of year thou mayst in me behold (Sonnet 73) That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the twilight of such day […]

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Lectionary New Zealand

Lectionary Saturday.

The disciples were witnesses to the resurrection of Christ. But they found it very hard to comprehend. Christ had to demonstrate to them that he was not a ghost, not a fraud, but was real. He was healed, whole, eternal, and able to do things no human can. And his promise is that we will […]

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Administration Life music Social Change The Decline

Daybook.

Firstly, some (boring) administration. I’ve moved back to a classic theme, because it’s easier to read everything at once. The problem with this is that I don’t post multiple times a day: instead I do a lectionary post and then pile of things that I find during the day. So… if you dislike this. Comment. […]

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Lectionary

Lectionary for the woke.

Last year I was going through a fair amount of turmoil, much of which I could not write about. Much of which relates to human resources, and regulation of speech. We have a liberal polity. But we have an example of how to deal with a liberal polity. The Sadduccees did not survive the destruction […]