I work in a socialized health system, in a moderately rich country. We cannot afford to have something like Obamacare: it costs too much. Over here, the local health board (my covers the bottom half of the South Island, where about 400 000 people live) get bulk funded by the state and then told to … Continue reading Obamacare is a fail. More data.
I was running last night and thinking about the weekend to come, and what would happen if I said precisely what was in my head. Particularly about marriage, or training young people, or elder-ship in the church. I would eat alone. Which never worries me that much: a long weekend is coming and the boys … Continue reading Truth trumps “correct” speech [II Cor 4]
I had to go to the clinical job after a day at uni and left late. Which annoys me. One of the reasons I work for the university — and accept the lower salary — is so I can leave on time. When the boys were younger, this translated into time at home after school … Continue reading Being a wife is a not a romance. Nor is it a job.
This world runs on credentials. To remain employed, I have to remain a fellow of a college, current with my dies, with my continuing education done (and at times audited). It is not enough to say it: you have to produce the paper: the college has certified copies of all my degrees. I write letters … Continue reading Our papers are not our life [II Cor 3]
I’m a bit worried for Brother Donald. He’s trying to be faithful in the UMC, when the church is going heretical really quickly. Dalrock did call him out for tolerating female led leadership within his church. On this, Donald has but one choice: leave the UMC. For they are rigorous in their enforcement of church … Continue reading Have faith. God will swallow Chulthu.
Most of the time when I think of idols — which is what this text is about — I think of ideology, and those poor classes of people who have been drafted as out victims whom must be protected (and must never lose their victim status). But that is not the only type of issue … Continue reading Is multiculturalism institutionalized idolatry? [Duet 4]
Donald Sensing linked to this, and so did Dalrock, but they missed the key point. The elite of a liberal Methodist denomination (The connectional table) wants to dissolve connectivity and church discipline because tolerance. But they quoted the wrong part. The correct part to quote is this: these liberals would reject Christ. And in regard … Continue reading I think the churchian elite would reject Jesus joining them.
I think the first rule of law is only fight when you can afford to. Have your people supplied. The second rule is not to attack where people are strongest. The left ignore both, and fail. Nerds have bulldozed Hollywood’s monopoly on culture, and rendered it all but completely dependent on them for what little … Continue reading Trolls feed the Honey Badgers.
There is heresy in the church. There has always been heresy in the church. We have always been under pressure to compromise with the world, and become good citizens: in this time this means that we become good feminists and social justice warriors,, even if it destroys the church we belong to. And it does. … Continue reading Granite, not sandstone [II Cor 1]
There is an old comment from the 1930s which starts “First they came for the Jews”. Well, the Jews have left. The SJW are just past peak power, and in the US they have hubris, and want to remove the old ways of doing things. The goal, the long term goal, is to criminalize any … Continue reading Unnatural authority silence needs. [It cannot cope with competition].