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Networking Social Change The Decline

Social media regulation daybook.

One of these things is not like the other. One of these people is wrong, or both are right. It is fair to say that random bannings have an effect on the average person akin to random alcohol breath tests — the former means that you don’t talk truth on social media, and the latter […]

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Poetry

Sunday Sonnet

Anne Locke continues with her sonnets, paraphrasing Psalm 51. The verse for today is Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,And in sin my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5, NASB To deface is to remove — either text or the face. It goes back to the Romans, who, at the fall of an official, would […]

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Lectionary

Sunday 2 June 19

16 It happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling. 17 Following after Paul and us, she kept crying out, saying, “These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you [a]the […]

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Life New Zealand Social Change The Decline

Badthink Daybook.

The local media have decided that Christians are badthinkers — well at least those who consider that the response after the Christchurch massacre was idolatrous. As if Muslims do not take their prayers seriously, and we should not take what they are praying seriously. But then, our elite are spiritually blind. The usual response to […]

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Lectionary

1 June 19

Lectionary for today. 18 Then [Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!” 19 And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will […]