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Life

Monday tech (build your own platforms)

I’m keeping this for reference in case my self hosting site falls over. Having looked at linode, it does pretty much what my host does — lets you set up an OS inside a server and run your website from that. Which means you only need to worry about having a backup in case it […]

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Lectionary

30 September 19

We had a sermon today on money (part of a series on relationships). The first point was the most important. Where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. It may be in clothes, in gold, in gear. But we should not trust such. We should trust God. Any wealth we have should be […]

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Poetry

Sunday Sonnet.

As due by many titles I resign Myself to thee, O God, first I was made By Thee, and for Thee, and when I was decay’d Thy blood bought that, the which before was Thine. I am Thy son, made with Thyself to shine, Thy servant, whose pains Thou hast still repaid, Thy sheep, Thine […]

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Lectionary

Sunday 29th Sept 19

I have shortened the second reading. What matters is that we seek the kingdom of God. Not our current comfort, or artistic endeavours, or our wine and furniture. I do note that there are plenty of magazines and blogs about gaining riches, creative hobbies, looking beautiful (anointing themselves with the finest oils), wine and interior […]

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Analogue Life Social Change Wokeness

This was the week that was.

Doing this once a week means that the quotes will be long, and as an experiment I will try to structure this post. This is the week that Petersen imploded, and his lobster boys demonstrated they were more programmed than NPCs. The better reviews of the week are, as usual, over at the Woodpile Report, […]

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Lectionary

28 Sept 19

Christ never courted popularity, and mistrusted the crowd, for he knew how fast crowds could turn. This was seen in Jerusalem: his triumph within a week led to mobs baying for his crucifixion. Crowds have always been dangerous, and the tribunes who gather power by manipulating them have to give account. They seek power over […]

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Finess

Friday fitness fulminations.

We are still coping with the consequences of travel. The weekly weighs are on Friday — and last week we were away, so we can’t report on that. What I can say safely is that I got a virus, ended up in bed for half a day and took the next day off, and now […]

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Lectionary

27 Sept 19

Over the last week I have been posting from the lectionary parts of proverbs, primarily dealing with the need to ensure that the poor have justice. For they cannot afford the lawyers who will advocate for the rich. But the poor are not blameless, and they can and do oppress each other, and for this […]

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Christianity Life Theology

Thursday Patristics.

We are continuing with Polycarp. I’m quoting from a blog that is a commentary on his letter, particularly about Valens, an elder in the church, who hs fallen away. This could have been for economic or social reasons. Members of the Philippian church met with Ignatius. The citizens of Philippi had previously been viewing the […]

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Lectionary

26 Sept 19 Part 2.

I was putting together the bible reading for tomorrow and then posted it in the evening. Does not matter. More scripture is always better. 2 Corinthians 8:8-15 8 I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. 9 For you know the grace […]