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Lectionary

31 January 2020

There are a bunch of bloggers out there who look for a complete theoogical correctness, and a righteousness in life, that only a few ever have. Most of the great theologicans made tactical errors — at the time they thought they were doing the correct thing, but it was not. Francis Schaeffer supporting the Religious […]

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Lectionary

30 Jan 2020

In all seasons we are called to be a blessing, But this is hard, for often those doing good are just assumed to be present. It is the absence of common decency and kindness that means you are living in a barbarous place, in a time without civilization. It is not this world that will […]

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Life

29 Jan 2020

Zacharias did not see the fruition of this: he was old when John the Baptist was born. Hence his unbelief, and hence is accceptance of the time and the Spirit at the birth of John. Luke 1:67-79 67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying: 68 “Blessed be the […]

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Lectionary

28 Jan 2020

The news is full of the new virus, and its spread. Given modern travel, anything can and will spread widely. We should not grumble at this. Or any test. Bad things happen, so we can learn from them: all things will work together for Good to those loved by God — despite Satanic interference. It […]

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Life Poetry

Anglo-Catholics make good poets: Eliot quartet.

Transubstantiation in four lines. Our condition in four stanzas. Enough said. East Coker, IV The whole earth is our hospital Endowed by the ruined millionaire, Wherein, if we do well, we shall Die of the absolute paternal care That will not leave us, but prevents us everywhere. The chill ascends from feet to knees, The […]

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Administration Hardware Life Linux

KaOS, Digikam, and Monday Technical

I noted last week that Digikam does not run well with debian. This includes the Appimage. I want Digikam in my photo flow. So, I’ve looked at other issues. Opensuse and me don’t work well together. I need something reliable, that has been around for a while, and that runs plasma. The alternatives are endeavour […]

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Life

27 Jan 2020

When the leaders of the church will not speak, or speak untruths, God will call people who have failed, so he has a witness. Never look at the qualifications or denominational title. Judge all things by searching the scripture. And, though we are all imperfect, we all make mistakes, and at times our guilt challenges […]

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Australia Life Networking Theology

Weekend catchup.

Firstly, Dalrock is going inactive. I don’t link that much to him, because the fights I tend to have are more with active heretics and enemies of the faith. Besides, Dalrock, Scott and Elspeth have that corner of the argument covered. But it is sad to see an old blog go: though I pray D. […]

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Lectionary music

The third Sunday of Epiphany.

God Bless the Irish Faithful. The Church of Ireland has always been a minority, and has been far more faithful as a result. I have a burden about our local mainline churches, with whom I worshiped for years, but they are pleasing the leaders of our society overmuch, who want the churches strengthened, beautiful, and […]

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Poetry

Sunday Sonnet

The Bride of Christ is the Church. The hatred of the Church is because the saints: the members of the church invisible, will become one, righteous, pure, holy, sanctified, and together with Christ. He waits for us. Despite the depredations of the time. Donne was writing during a century of war, particularly in Germany, but […]