Alhramba rugby Grounds, University precinct, Dunedin

The golden rule is not the gospel, nor the law.

The Golden Rule is not the gospel. It is true, and it is part of the law, but it misses the foundation of the law, which is that you will love the LORD your God with all you heart, and soul, and mind, and strength. And Christ himself says that if you keep this you […]

The secular world is fungible

I often think of the Greens as a cult. Their original sin is existing: they worship nature, and the want to preserve all the cute plants and animals on this earth. Given a choice between impoverishing people and regulating clean air, they will choose clean air. And I think this is driven by a perversion […]

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The Church is not tribal.

If you have a modern cellphone, you always have a camera. One son was playing in an orchestra last night — this was taken around 8PM looking over one of the university hostels and the hospital. The sky lit up: I wanted a better sensor than that in my smartphone, for this captures but a […]

Notes on the perditon of this time… first in a series.

The liberals in the USA have moved beyond their colleagues in the Commonwealth. The PCANZ — Kiwi Presbyterians — has just ruled that any minister of the church cannot marry a gay couple in any capacity, as many ministers are also registered as celebrants. But this has been made illegal… In Idaho? City officials told […]

Deleted from Google, the church will be.

I do not worry about the future of the Church, for it is glorious. I worry more about my generation, for they appear to be heading to perdition: it appears that (as we move into a post modern form of Victorianism where one’s power correlates with the ability to faint in outrage over smaller and […]

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All under the cloud: against the nominalism of this age.

Michelle Shocked used to be a feminist hero, but converted: and feminism is indeed a jealous God, that chases down their apostates to the third generation. I am not sure if the music link to grooveshark will work, but there is music for the reading this Sunday. Psalm by Michelle Shocked on Grooveshark When Israel […]

Removing liberal ideas from the meme pool.

I have both active blogs open at the moment, as I am downloading photos for the other. It appears that there are now 1480 posts here and 360 posts there. Everyone is getting ready in the USA for winter and All Saint’s day (Hallow’even) but over here the spring is coming in and the wild […]

Hard work, plain speaking or Political correctness?

Jesus healed people, and as someone who works in one of the healing trades, I get some comfort that he got irritated by those who just kept on coming to see him. One of the reasons we teach self care to medical students and talk boundaries to our colleagues is that we are fully aware […]

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Life is not a peak experience.

A couple of days ago I was incredibly angry. Some of my close friends got an email of me in full rant mode, and that was after I had gone to St Clair beach, and taken photos, fed my kids, and calmed down a bit. I find the beauty in life helps calm me, as […]