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Death is not the end. (30 March 2020)

It’s not often you quote Nick Cave in the title of a lectionary post. But there is context. We lost, in NZ, the first person to COVID 19 yesterday (Sunday). Now, there are those who noted that we lose eighty odd people every day, but for the family of that woman the death is real, […]

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15 February 2020

Adam was discussing the fall of the Petersen, and some commentators found articles he had written when Petersen wwas becoming prominent and before he had disabused himself of the idea that he may be an ally of the truth, beauty and honour. Adam corrected his mistake, for we all make them. Nobody can be right […]

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Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Septuagesima)

God bless the papists. Because they still understand their Latin, and can remind us that we are moving from Christmastide to Lent. I’m reformed, and my church does not keep the traditional seasons, but we have a month of prayer and fasting, leading to our expansion offering. The Sundays of Septugesima are named for their […]

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Life music Poetry

Brexit, Gethsemane, Kipple and Music.

We are in the middle of our holiday, and at a time when we should be thankful that we have got liberty back, we need to recall it came at a considerable cost. What Brendan O’Neil does not say out loud is that people died in Watt Tylers rebellion, in the Chartist movement, among the […]

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Lectionary Life music

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany: the presentation of Christ in the Temple

I am still on holiday, and this is the time when the traditional season of Christmas ended. Locally, it is the end of the Summer Holidays and the beginning of the really warm weather: January and December are often cool and damp, and the hay was baled after Christmas this year, when usually it is […]

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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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25 Jan 2020

Levi was a tax farmer, and as such a marked man: a collaborator, quisling, and like all such shunned (with good reason) he stayed among those who were like him. Christ called Levi. He calls those who we do not consider righteous. For heaven grieves at every soul lost to perdition. Luke 5:27-32 27 After […]

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24 Jan 2020 — The church must be governed.

I know Paul advised Timothy to not let any man despise him for his youth. However, the rest of us should take courage. Paul spent 14 years after his conversion in Arabia. Arabia was not rich. It was a desert, filled with tribes of reavers. Before Paul started his ministry he went to the apostles […]

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23 January 2020

I am not Roman, and I don’t have involvement in their fights to retain the faith. There are faithful brothers, who are challenging the voices of globalism, godlessness and heresy: us Prots should support them: we have enough heretics on our side of the Tiber. The introduction to today is from Mundabor, who notes that […]

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The Decline Christianity music Theology

The goodness of God (Thursday Reformed)

The summary of this paragraph is given by Calvin The knowledge of God the Creator defined.. Calvin argues that unless God is good, and the creator, there is no reason to seek him. This is an antipostmodern position, that sees creation as bad, random, and ugly, and needing redefinition into some form of transman. Calvin […]