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Daybook.

Wisdom from Stacey. The context is that an alleged murderer of a local pretty girl is worried that he won’t get a fair trial. Using racism, sexism or homophobia as a rhetorical kill code no longer works. Most people now go “Yeah, right”. We have been too exposed to lawyers, hucksters, and the hard edge […]

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Patristics Polycarp 2.

Some days you need to read something old and wholesome. Polycarp provides this — and throughout the text he is referring to writings from the apostles and the gospels. “Wherefore, girding up your loins,” “serve the Lord in fear” and truth, as those who have forsaken the vain, empty talk and error of the multitude, […]

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Lectionary

8 July 19

Why is it that the prophets read like today’s blog and yesterday’s newspaper? Have we not learned from history? Do we not understand that the word of God is alive, for our salvation or not, to bear witness for us or witness against us? The righteous within a community will not preserve it from a […]