Against Shari’a.

When I look at the text for this day I have to ask myself what the Law is now. I know one Jewish family: they informed me that I live in a town with the Southernmost synagogue in the world (I’m not sure if Chile has built one in Terra del Fuego or on their … Continue reading Against Shari’a.

Liberalism is a crap religion.

I think Social liberalism is a disaster. The attempt to be free, to be able to live as you like, has backfired. We now have so much regulation. Tolerance has taken liberty, even the liberty of conscience that Christians have always believed in, and trampled all over it. As a perceptive liberal thinker points out. … Continue reading Liberalism is a crap religion.

Yes the reformed have a Marian theology, Joss Whedon.

A bit of Marian theology. Mary, the mother of our Lord, was espoused to Joseph. They had not yet wed: indeed if they had Mary would not have been a virgin, for Joseph was a righteous man. From Dalrock’s critique of Driscoll trying to get single men in the church to marry — anyone, qualified … Continue reading Yes the reformed have a Marian theology, Joss Whedon.

The deadliness of offence.

A one point commentary this morning, and it comes from the reaction of the people of Nazareth. They were offended that Christ taught as he did. He was a local: he was raised in Galilee: he was not part of the elite. They knew him and his mother and father and brothers. He was a … Continue reading The deadliness of offence.

Eve’s curse and gratuitous cat pictures. [Quotage]

We have not done enough linkage here lately. And there is some good things out there. Firstly, the cat may delay blogging, but she does not run the house. I do. And this is important. For when you are married initially (at least in my experience, and in the main article, as a man you … Continue reading Eve’s curse and gratuitous cat pictures. [Quotage]

Cherishing self righteousness is like taking selfies on an active volcano.

We were sitting in a bowling club yesterday, attending Sunday Service. The congregation does not have a home: the Church owns a house it uses as a base for student ministry and administration, but rents the club. So we were worshipping among sporting paraphernalia. And one of the elders stood up and spoke of the … Continue reading Cherishing self righteousness is like taking selfies on an active volcano.

Pens and words alone suffice.

I take a lot of photos, so when I wanted to find a photo of water it was a matter of going through the stuff from the holidays: finding things I have not used on the photo blog. The first question Christ asked here reminds me of a conversation last night — when we discussed … Continue reading Pens and words alone suffice.

Men of God, not Churchian mice. [Nic Cave is a better theologian than most liberals]

It’s odd. I have this song in part of my Spotify account. And both songs make me both weep and drive me to fury. For Nic Cave knows the true religion: it may curdle in his veins all too often, but he has heard the word (at Brampton Oratory, among other places) and sees the … Continue reading Men of God, not Churchian mice. [Nic Cave is a better theologian than most liberals]

Do not let the tantrums of the feckless control your leadership.

OK. Following on from yesterday we need to look at what leadership is. It is not being that concerned about the feelings of those below. we are clearly taught not to be tyrants, but to train our children, and treat our servants with respect. Those of us who find themselves in leadership — and it … Continue reading Do not let the tantrums of the feckless control your leadership.

Let us be trapped in marriage.

Scripture is clear, and it is good. What we here is important, and how we manage it is very important. Now we are told all too often that Scripture is wrong because men wrote it and that is sexism. Or that it is outmoded. Or that our society has changed, and this leaves you at … Continue reading Let us be trapped in marriage.