I am suspicious of those who talk about spirituality. I am more suspicious of those who talk about spiritual warfare, and powers, and boast of their gifts: who celebrate the prophets and let such speak without the leadership vetting their words. I mistrust the spectacular. THis may be my natural bleakness and misanthropy, but I … Continue reading Free the enslaved. Get Beaten, Go to Jail. [Acts 16]
The disciples had been sent out and returned from a time of ministry. And Jesus knows they are tired and need a time of rest. Which they do not get. Instead, when they depart to the wild country, away from the farms, away from the markets and water, the crowds follow. And Jesus teaches them. … Continue reading Not a time for rest, heresy trials included [Mark 6]
Aaron Clarey has religion but, like most preachers kids, it got injected the wrong way. And he comments on the US situation and the dilution of the gospel into some form of corporate marketing and socail service club. This reformed geek agrees with him on where much of the US church is: and I know … Continue reading Not power, not socialization, the gospel.
We are called hypocrites by the enemy. They look and see division, arguments, disunity. And they tell us we should be one. There should not be anything but unity. Paul himself taught that we should be one, and that circumcision matters not. But there are divisions, and there is politics. There are times to fit … Continue reading Not perfect. Effective. [Acts 15]
All Human Rights Commissions are evil, but the Canadian ones are almost as bad as the Iranians. At least we know the Iranians are evil fascist bastards who rape Iraqis, Fund ISIS and hang gays from cranes. The Canadians think they are nice, and consider that list of facts hate speech. Well, they have decided … Continue reading Defund this nutty Kangaroo Court.
This is queer moronicity. You cannot call this theology. There is no sense of sin: there is no need for forgiveness. Instead the church is supposed to promote corruption. If Jesus had known that he wouldn’t have needed to die for the sins of the world. He could just have hung out in heaven in … Continue reading Queer idjit hate. –> chtluhu
It is Sunday, and I have just done a walk with the boys post church: It is late winter and relatively warm; a day to be outside before the pressure of study and work means that we have to look at computer screens and paper abstracts. At church this morning we discussed the body of … Continue reading Souls matter more than schandenfreude [Mt. 25, Rom 12].