The grave was open [Lk 23].

I should leave such a key passage of scripture to the theologians. And this is key: if Christ did not rise from the grave our hope is vain and Christianity cannot save. It is another form of ancestor worship, acknowledging the wisdom of an ancient teacher. But he rose indeed. This was unexpected, shocking: the … Continue reading The grave was open [Lk 23].

Parasites now killing their host: what to do?

Being told you are special and owed a living by the general public is bad for you. Being told, particularly, that this is due to your race or blood is very bad for you. There is a reason the house of Windsor sends all the sons into the military: they need to be under the … Continue reading Parasites now killing their host: what to do?

The cost of our salvation.

No really intelligent comments today. It would be akin to gilding a Lily. Christ died for our sins. It was public, it was witnessed, the place he was buried was known, and he was definately dead. He was also innocent. It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land … Continue reading The cost of our salvation.

Aganst filth, odure, and those who say these are right. [Mt 22]

I am going hut crazy. One walk with the air pollution that exist in Manitoba now and I was flat on my back with breathing difficulties. Something there set off my hayfever. I want to get some photos taken today, and I’d really like to get to a service but (a) the only church where … Continue reading Aganst filth, odure, and those who say these are right. [Mt 22]

Babylon on July 4th. [Acts 9].

For those who do not know, there is an air quality warning in Manitoba at present. Its morning, and I’m sitting at the kitchen table partially deafened by one of the two portable aircon units my son in law has retrofitted into his house (the landlord has bigger concerns) and read this text. The text … Continue reading Babylon on July 4th. [Acts 9].

The judicial lubrication of the slippery slope.

Well, as the Knight of Winter noted, this did not take much time. I would note that what the pagans do is not a concern of the church. However, it is a concern for society: and who society listens to matters for the nation. No, polygamy isn’t the next gay marriage http://t.co/GaOu7F6yIR | AP photo … Continue reading The judicial lubrication of the slippery slope.

Our nation matters not a whit. [Luke 23].

This follows on from yesterday’s second post, which was written while waiting for the final flight of the day. When you look at the comment of Christ to the women of Jerusalem it makes no sense unless you understand that the actions we have done have consequences. That God is allowed to be angry with … Continue reading Our nation matters not a whit. [Luke 23].

Disaster follows those who scorn God.

The old theologians and teachers have utility. Hat tip to Ann Barnhardt, for linking to this. In referring to Nature, Leo XIII is referring to a natural order or state of general grace where good things, such as truth, honour and justice, are in the community for all. This was written in 1890: during a … Continue reading Disaster follows those who scorn God.

Beer, Evangelism and Heathrow. [Acts 8].

It was hot yesterday, and the ritual of visiting the Eagle and Child — after staying in Merton[1], where JRR Tolkien was a fellow, to visiting where the Inklings met, the suggested pint of their local was needed. It was hot yesterday. For England. It was in the thirties, and I had been humping my … Continue reading Beer, Evangelism and Heathrow. [Acts 8].

Monthly stats (changing to statcounter)

I have changed the public way of recording numbers this month, statcounter has replaced sitemeter. So those numbers are partial. I’m not the only person who is having problems. As the compiler of the Kiwi Blog rankings notes: The problems with SiteMeter are even worse this month. No data could be obtained for about 50 … Continue reading Monthly stats (changing to statcounter)