31 July 19

The situation we find ourselves in at this time is that we are no longer seen by the powers that be as the light of the world, a city set on the hill, preaching guidance to those who are fallen and lost, and Christ, the salvation of the world. We are seen as judgemental, haters, Continue Reading

Canto IV

This Canto is in the public domain, or on the web, and unlike our critics, I will quote it. Pound is correct to note the influence of China on Greece and Greece on China: having made remade Chinese poetry as imagism — which is an error, Chinese poetics are allusions piled on metaphor, done to Continue Reading

30 July 19

30 What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith; 31 but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law. 32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling Continue Reading

29 July 19

I’m writing this at a time when one of the best sellers of the 1990s has blown up his marriage and his faith. He has missed the point: at times those things that you hope will last will not. There are marriages that blow up, there are illnesses that do not get healed, and there Continue Reading

Daybook

There are those who choose to be victims and be offended — weaponizing human rights tribunals, and causing chaos. There are those who may be working to accelerate such, turning investigations into witch hunts. I am not sure if such want to erode the culture, but this is functionally what they are doing. Northland Police Continue Reading

Sunday Sonnet

The paraphrase continues. Locke quotes the relevant verse as I shal teach thy waies vnto the wicked, & sinne[r]s shall be tourned vnto thee. This is verse 13 of the Psalm, and a modern translation would be Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. The text is fairly clear, Continue Reading

Sunday 28 July.

There were less than ten righteous men in Sodom. Some days I wonder if the proportion of the righteous in our halls of influence is less. 20 And the Lord said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave. 21 I will go down now, and see if they have Continue Reading

27 July 19

Do not consider that your position will spare you when the pagans decide that the righteous must be expunged from the world. Your righteousness will not spare you either: in times when the punishment of God falls on a nation often the righteous die early, for God would spare them the pain of living through Continue Reading