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Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science

Month: October 2017

Streaks matter.

A streak is doing the same thing consistently until it becomes a habit. Adam Piggot has this correct: consistency matters. I am sure that my learned readers are familiar with Aesop’s fable of The Tortoise and the Hare. The hare is spectacularly advantaged over his opponent but it is the tortoise’s consistency which gets him […]

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Destroy the Constution, Aussie edition.

New Zealand does not have a constitution. Parliament is sovereign (technically the King-in-parliament) and there is but only one house. So that the issues the Australians have about their deputy PM being disqualified because he did not renounce the NZ citizenship he did not know he had — for his grandfather was from NZ –is […]

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What is important?

One of the things that hit me this morning is how the business and agendas we have can drive God functionally out of our lives, and we end up doing the agenda of this world and not the gospel. It is not that our ground is rocky, but there are weeds there. The news cycle […]

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Ragnarok or the Return of the King.

Ragnarök, or the Twilight of the Gods, was the end of the Northern mythic cycle. The home of the Gods and all heroes, Asgard, was to be destroyed by the outlander lead by that trickster, Loki. Revenge would be taken, The tribe would be destroyed. This myth drives much literature, but it is tribal. And […]

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Two Sunday Sonnets.

The print of Songs and Sonnets has bad numbering. I think these are sonnets nineteen and twenty. But I will not cite them as such. We will not whisper, we have found the place Of silence and the endless halls of sleep. And that which breathes alone throughout the deep The end and the beginning […]

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