Christ is wild, and that is not a movie [Jer 4, Jn 5]

We all judge. All of us. Not necessarily correctly, and not wisely, but judge we do. We cannot help ourselves. We can tell the fake, and we want to see regret. If we do not, we vote with our feet. A recent example of this is “Wild”, which has bombed at the cinema. Given the … Continue reading Christ is wild, and that is not a movie [Jer 4, Jn 5]

Three cheers for those who sell, not those who whine.

At present there is a brouhaha about K Tempest Bradford. Who is a particular special snowflake, suggesting we only read trans fiction, or female fiction, or whatever. As if I care. You see, at present I’m re reading stuff: the first Honor Harrington on the nice Kobo, because Dave Weber is sort of nice, and … Continue reading Three cheers for those who sell, not those who whine.

We all judge and against queer theology [Rom 1,2]

But, many will say, “The Law was for the Jews. We are not Jews, nor are we Muslims: we are free men. We have liberty, and we do not judge“. And we believe that pretty lie. As if we do not judge. I generally clear the emails first thing, then blog. This morning, as usual, … Continue reading We all judge and against queer theology [Rom 1,2]

We have all offended God. The theology of Nic Cave. [Rom 1]

How have we offended God? Why is Nic Cave a good theologian? How do we analyse our damnation? For if we are not damned, there is no need for a gospel. If we could make it to the righteous and holy one: if we could achieve that level of righteousness, we would not need Christ … Continue reading We have all offended God. The theology of Nic Cave. [Rom 1]

Monthly Data and obligatory cat photos.

Ken Perrot at Open Parachute has the NZ blog stats up for the month, and I think the sitemeter has gone flakey because he can’t see my site. But Sitemeter has 6.3 K visits this month, so thanks. WordPress makes things a lot more pretty. Thanks, folks, for the traffic. And a quote from Karl … Continue reading Monthly Data and obligatory cat photos.

The shunned will repent. Not sure about the elite. [Jn 4]

A lot of people look at the story of the woman of Samaria, and I think that I have blogged on this before: the lectionary goes through the Gospels constantly and this episode is in all of them. For it is a story of conviction and hope. The conviction came when Christ asked a question: … Continue reading The shunned will repent. Not sure about the elite. [Jn 4]

The hedonistic slagheap.

Hedonism burns out. Leaving people feeling discarded, burnt out, on a human slag heap. Janet Bloomfield discourses on the ideal: one that most us do not attain. Most humans, like it or not, are pretty predictable. Most women want to be at home with their young children, and most men take great pride in providing … Continue reading The hedonistic slagheap.

In Christ we cannot ragequit [I Cor 3]

One of the things that we need not be is scared of people who think differently from us. There are those who respond aestheically and emotionally to worship: they love the music, they want the statues, and the liturgy. The there is me. I don’t care: although my theology is reformed I have been a … Continue reading In Christ we cannot ragequit [I Cor 3]

The light is burning low. Blog on.

Why do I blog? I have lost count of the number of worthy blogs that have fallen silent, and when you link to them you are told they do not exist. As if the wayback machine does not exist, and internet archeology is becoming a discipline. Because I am not Mundabor, railing about the very … Continue reading The light is burning low. Blog on.

Mosiac warnings and Semitophila. [Dt. 11]

When I consider the Law of God, I am reminded of a scripture I memorised years ago: God is not man, that he should repent. If he said it, it stands. So I see the promises to Israel as great, glorious and still standing. If they can keep the covenant. If past performance predicts future … Continue reading Mosiac warnings and Semitophila. [Dt. 11]