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Lectionary music

Sunday, 5 January 20

This year does not seem to be about whimpers, but bangs. Trump has taken out one of the Iranian generals: the left clutch their pearls, between setting up selective outrage about the bushfires that threaten their lattes. All this is designed to amplify a sense of crisis, and remove any power, or more importantly courage. […]

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Lectionary

4 January 20

Last night I was trying to find a copy of Pratchett’s Night Watch — avoiding Kindle. Massive, and complete fail. Copyright lawyerly weasels raise their ugly head again. As part of the decluttering (thanks Kea, not) I read most of my books electronically. I get some real books by subscription, but shelf space is limited, […]

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Lectionary music

2 January 20.

Abram was ten years past what we would call retirement when he was called to leave Haran and go to another land. He sold up and left. His family and nation was left behind, for he trusted in the promises of God. This faith, ridiculous faith, for Sarai would have been beyond childbearing at that […]

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Christianity Lectionary

12 August 19

This morning, the preacher made a comment about John 1: in the beginning was the word — logos — ultimate knowledge that was of God and through this all was made. That is not the word in this passage. The word here is rhemati (yes, I looked it up) and means the word of God. […]

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Lectionary Life

Sunday, August 11 2019

I have little sympathy for Elizeir of Damascus. Perhaps I should, but I have known too many trust fund kids, secure in the knowledge that Mum and / or Dad will bail them out of any troubles, and knowing if they live long enough they will inherit the lot. Under NZ law, new children cannot […]