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Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science

Author: pukeko

Moar administration.

So far this week… I have come to the conclusion that Jetpack slows everything down too much. It is uninstalled, and I have switched themes to something that automatically extracts things. I have deactivated AMP. The site is now loading… including on my cellphone, I found that if I changed the theme I could get […]

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Triggering Teaching.

One of the students at today’s lecture asked me about the death rate for lesbians and gays from suicide. I do not know of decent data on this: the problem is that no one records sexuality in a standard way. For example, Quin et al used “registered partner” as a proxy for gay marriage, as […]

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Administration and Lectionary Collide.

After the last couple of days, life intrudes again. The sermon at equippers church was about praise getting you out of a jail. Needed, but that night there was a storm in the Midwest. And the power went out at the webhost. (No, this blog is not hosted in New Zealand. Latency matters). So instead […]

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Sunday Sonnet

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The scholars worry about what hyssop was. But it was mentioned in the Torah, and was part of the Passover ceremony. A priest used hyssop to declare a leper clean, and able to come into the camp. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. […]

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Nothing special trumps toxic virtue.

One of the women in the ladysphere is giving up blogging because what she does in her life is far more important. She’s also in a period of grieving, as happens to us all. If we live long enough. Her grandmother and father have left us over the last couple of years. And she has […]

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