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Lectionary music

Christ gave proofs of his resurrection (17 January 2020)

Today, I quote a review of a book that Matt Briggs has read so I do not have to. The moderns do not want proof, they want to justify themselves as God. It is just us mere believers that want proof.

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Australia Green Death Cult Life Social Change The Decline

This week in reaction.

The inherent tyranny of the Kiwi Left became very apparent this week. One of the people who attended the select committee about gun restrictions had a police raid. During dinner. With a four week old kid in the house. Stuart Nash sold the gun grab as removing guns “designed purely for killing people” from the […]

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Diet Fitness

Fitness Fulminations.

An anecodote from, of all places, Kiwiblog. Small changes, done consistently, matter. Please note his starting age: 75. You are never too old to improve, and as long as you are alive, be as well as you can be. I am nearly 75 and have not done any fitness work of any kind, at all, […]

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Theology Christianity

Reformed Thursday.

Calvin meditates on the response to the glory of God, uniformly throughout the Old Testament. Fear. Hence that dread and amazement with which as Scripture uniformly relates, holy men were struck and overwhelmed whenever they beheld the presence of God. When we see those who previously stood firm and secure so quaking with terror, that […]

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Lectionary

The heresy of sentimentality: 16 Jan 20.

A followup comment from yesterday, from Vox’s site. It is not that there was not a correction, it is that the correction did not anathematize enough. The same thing happened with Llyod Geering, who like de Chardin wanted to make a new Christianity, denying the divine, and invoking the modern “higher” criticism of the late […]

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Lectionary

15 January 20

The political class, particularly the progressives, hate all righteousness, and despise Christians. They see even the material as oppression. The church is seen but as a tool. Hat tip to Vox Day, who reads more widely than I do, but the tactic has always been to use the church as a skin suit. On the […]

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Poetry

Wednesday Kipple

The Royal Navy have had four ships named Camperdown, which was a victory over the Dutch (and the name of the first ship: a prize from that battle). Kipling’s ship is fictional, satirical, and overgunned. Many ships of the Virtorian era were: the transition from the ship of the line in the Napoleonic wars to […]

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Lectionary Christianity Theology

14 January 20 (Roger Scrunton, Basia, and Mgr Gilbey)

Most of what I want to say about the loss of one of the best voices of the Boomers. Who lived through that revolution which destroyed tradition, finding his love of tradition and tribe while the cultural revolution in the West was in the flood. There is more to come, but Adam writes wisely here. […]

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Poetry

Four Quartets, Humility.

Is T.S. Eliot Modern? Perhaps not. He did live in the time of peak modernity, dying before it was shatterd in 1968 when the middle class snobs decided everything must be destroyed. Roger Scrunton, dead this week, lived through that. Many people became radicals during that time. Scrunton found himself a conservative. In his essay […]

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Lectionary

13 Jan 20

If you look at the blessings upon Israel (which are in today’s readings), Kings and Nations were to come from him, and this is often taken as being fulfilled in the Davidic Kingdom, then the dual Kingdoms of Israel and Judah, the restoration and then the Maccabean revolt leading to the Sanhedrin and a scribal […]