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Life New Zealand The Decline

Daybook (Hell is freezing over)

Peter Singer is an high church atheist. He is transgressive, believes in the power of reason, no higher power and is an ethicist frequently cited by the progressive to advance their agenda. He’s also defending Folau, noting that his beliefs are Christian Orthodoxy, and (regardless of what he thinks about them — he spends quite […]

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Lectionary

26 June 19

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.64 Hear my voice, O God, in my [a]complaint;Preserve my life from dread of the enemy.2 Hide me from the secret counsel of evildoers,From the tumult of those who do iniquity,3 Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword.They aimed bitter speech as their arrow,4 To shoot [b]from concealment at the blameless;Suddenly […]

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Life New Zealand

Daybook.

I dislike e scooters. E bikes are cool, but e scooters, are fast, scary, and unstable. There have been a number of significant injuries. However, there is now a death: the first fatal accident in New Zealand has happened. Sympathies to the grieving family. In the meantime, Israel Folau has begun to find non converged […]

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Lectionary

25 June 19

11 Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without […]

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Social Change The Decline

Google Lies.

Use Duck Duck Go or Bing. Unless you want to know what the spirit of the age is promoting. “The reason we launched our A.I. [artificial intelligence] principles is because people were not putting that line in the sand, that they were not saying what’s fair and what’s equitable so we’re like, well we are […]

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Life

Daybook.

My stepson does not listen to the news or read it. He’s right — they have stretched credulity beyond breaking. The new tactic is to set up petitions to crowdfunders to not allow badthinkers to fundraise. Even if their cause is Just. Even if the local Kiwi version won’t allow fundraising. It’s worth noting that […]

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Lectionary

24 June 19

18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,And the cleverness of the clever I will set aside.” 20 Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? […]

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Poetry

Sunday Sonnet

One of the things in church today is that we will see revival when he number of people with sadness, despair and addiction decrease. For our guilt leads to shame: though we deny there is a law we find it within us. We cannot keep our own standards, let alone God’s. The text of the […]

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Lectionary

23 July 2019

23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. 24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under […]

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New Zealand

Scrapbook.

One of the places I visit at times is St Stephen Martyr, Opotiki. It was originally a Mission Church, and Julius Volkner was killed there by Maori who believed a preacher from a cargo cult. It was one of the last acts of the Land Wars, and now about 150 years ago. The issues are […]