Manjero testing.

This is going to be update multiple times over the weekend. My software needs are quite specific. Most of them relate to work: I need a good browser that can handle Zotero and WordPress (Firefox) and one that can handle webkit and Strut (chromium). The odd thing out is Revman, which still runs on Java … Continue reading Manjero testing.

Not our plans, not our dreams.

When I was young, I was taught what was called the four spiritual laws. It started God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life Well, yeah, but it is not our plan. It is not our plan. It is better. The two passages from the lectionary include two things that are understandable, … Continue reading Not our plans, not our dreams.

How to confront and alienate.

Last night I found a bit of sarcastic prose that can do quite well as an example of how to write offensively. But today the most difficult part of the lectionary is below. Jesus is being completely blunt and (to Jewish eyes) heretical. He is saying that he is greater than Moses, and is greater … Continue reading How to confront and alienate.

How to write offensively.

I have a low taste in snark. Sentences and tweets are lovely, but sometimes you need more. There are times satire is appropriate, So, Kevin D. Williamson of the National Review elevates mere sniping to a form of vitriolic poetry. When I was a child I was taught English by old-school teachers who did not … Continue reading How to write offensively.

The idol of offense.

I did not know where to start today's blog. There has been a storm in the kiwi corner of the blogverse, for Whaleoil (which is by far the biggest site in NZ) has been taken down by DDOS, and Cameron Slater, who writes it, has had threats against himself and his family. So I am … Continue reading The idol of offense.

John Banks speaking truth to power.

This is why I supported ACT for many years. The party is basically bankrupt: the leadership is destroyed. And John Banks is being sued by a vexatious troll. But he sat in parliament (having lost all) he can say what he likes. This is the best speech I have heard him give in a decade. … Continue reading John Banks speaking truth to power.

Nations decline. Christ does not.

Psalm 146 3   Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help. 4   When their breath departs, they return to the earth; on that very day their plans perish. Anyone who trusts princes or governments is also a fool. For states and nations have risen and fallen time and time again. … Continue reading Nations decline. Christ does not.

Signs and wonders are not salvation.

As I read this again, the words that strike me are unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe. We have to look at the context: Jesus had preached with great authority in Jerusalem and now was back in Galilee: to give an US example he had preached at New York and was … Continue reading Signs and wonders are not salvation.

The weekly admin and links post.

Before we get into the admin, can everyone pray for SSM and her family: they are mourning at present. I have added Amos and Gromar, Return of Queens and Return of Kings to the linkage, making a new category -- the dark enlightenment. I will be moving a fair number of the secular "red pill" … Continue reading The weekly admin and links post.

Opposition, countercultural, opposition.

I have come to the conclusion that trying to live a normal and godly life is not normal in our society, and that the progressive elite who control the memes of mass media are actively contemptuous of men and women who live what used to be called "a normal life". Who are not leaders, pioneers: … Continue reading Opposition, countercultural, opposition.