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Daybook.

Firstly, some (boring) administration. I’ve moved back to a classic theme, because it’s easier to read everything at once. The problem with this is that I don’t post multiple times a day: instead I do a lectionary post and then pile of things that I find during the day. So… if you dislike this. Comment. […]

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Lectionary

Lectionary for the woke.

Last year I was going through a fair amount of turmoil, much of which I could not write about. Much of which relates to human resources, and regulation of speech. We have a liberal polity. But we have an example of how to deal with a liberal polity. The Sadduccees did not survive the destruction […]

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Life Social Change The Decline

Daybook.

I know this is late: it was published before Easter. As I know that this Easter the number of martyrs increased, yet again, for our Sri Lankan brothers did go to church on Sunday — where they were blown up. Before the Northern Europeans were converted, life was nasty, brutish, and short. The West was […]

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Lectionary 24th April 2019

The disciples could not believe the resurrection. They thought the women with them were having hysterics. It could not be true. Christ had been executed, and was dead: the Romans were fairly efficient at ensuring those sentenced to death did die. The women had arrived as soon as they could work after the Sabbath — […]

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Lectionary Tues 23 April 2019.

We have seen some very sad things happen over the Easter period, and we have difficulty understanding these things. For we forget that there is a war, ongoing, that has casualties. The consequences of this war are real and evident. For fear, pain, tears, bitterness, wrath and revenge are the worship Satan loves, while love, […]

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Lectionary Easter Monday 2019

Today I’m mixing lectionaries, using both the revised common lectionary and the book of common prayer. Both are available at Bible Gateway. Both are good. Both contain more text than I will put up on any one day. 22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works […]

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Daybook

Why is Easter so important to the Church? Simply put, if Jesus had not risen on the third day, he would have just become another long-forgotten person cruelly executed by the Roman empire. But…he rose from the dead never to die again, and to defeat death so that we can live with him for all […]

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Lectionary April 21 2019

It’s Sunday: the end of holy week. The day we recall that Christ rose from the dead. So we went to a local church where we are staying, and were reminded that Christ had triumphed over all: the best sermon was the kids’ talk which went through the resurrection in detail. At home, we watched […]

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Lectionary 20th April 2019

Further on yesterday. The work of Christ is complete in and of itself, and as Hebrews writes, if we believe Christ rose from the dead and proclaim him as Lord, we will be saved. Note that this is not proclaiming Caesar as Lord, as the Jews did in his trial. Christ died so that we […]

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Lectionary (long): Good Friday

What to put up on one of the high and holy days of the church calendar? The betrayal, trial, condemnation and Crucifixion of Christ, and the psalms, the prophets and comments of the apostles: the readings for today are long. But it is for our sins that this happened. Pilate and the Sanhedrin were allowed […]