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Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science

Author: pukeko

Decently, in good order?

I am old enough to remember when people wore hats. Men wore them outside, women wore them at all times. One of my aunts trained as a hatmaker —  and then found herself working elsewhere, because the daily use of hats disappeared. Hats have returned… as a device to stop us getting sunburnt and having […]

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The truth is not tolerant of error.

This is a time when to be offended is to have power. There is a culture of compliant. All corporates have a department that encourages such feedback: the benign reason is that it allows for services to improve. The less benign reasons are that it makes people cautious, as they do not want such a […]

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Tells for boys.

This is the second post: the first was for girls.   Now, a lot of what was said there applies to boys as well. However, young men have another risk in the current legal and churchian environment: their marriage can be ended unilaterally, and this can spiritually, emotionally and financially cripple them. Many women choose to […]

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The discipline of Kirk.

It is Sunday Morning. Kirik is in thirty minutes. We have to set an alarm: the service is early. But it is needed. Ephesians 2:1-10 1You were dead through the trespasses and sins 2in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit […]

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Tells for girls.

This one is written for women. who is single and looking out for someone else. I’m biased. My daughter, who is happily married, to a decent man, but  I have grand daughters. I want them to marry someone decent. It’s a jungle out there. The rates of STDs may be increasing. Every time you sleep […]

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