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Lectionary

31 May 19

Minimal commentary on the lectionary — firstly, the reading and heeding of Revelations is praiseworthy, so don’t ignore it. Secondly. worship not those things that appear noble and beautiful and true. Worship the creator of them. Worship God alone. 6 And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true”; and the Lord, the God […]

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Life New Zealand Social Change The Decline

The people can always choose a new elite.

I think this was via Instapundit, but Mark Steyn has it correctly. Our rulers are there by our consent. That consent can be withdrawn. The example he is using is the European election (and I have friends, who are Scottish Nationalists, who see all this as a wedge issue driven by the Tory press barons, […]

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Life

30 May 19

1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing […]

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Life New Zealand Social Change The Decline

Daybook and Politics.

National has got parts of the budget (due in a couple of days, and always commercially sensitive, as our currency floats) early and published them. There are accusations that this was a hack. But David Farrar guessed it was people letting standard URLs become available, and Idiot Savant probably confirmed this. Idiot Savant is trenchant, […]

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Lectionary

29 May 19

25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s [a]Christ. […]

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Lectionary

28 May 19

15 Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded, 2 and he went out [a]to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the Lord is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if […]

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Poetry

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 […]

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Administration Diet Social Change

Daily anklebiting book.

Not all anklebiters are trolls. Some are immature: all woke are functionally immature. But all trolls are anklebiters. I am getting an infestation of such here: note that all first comments are moderated and all comments go through automated spam checking — I don’t look at those automatically rejected. Multiple links will get you into […]

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Lectionary

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 […]

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Poetry

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 […]