When the lectionary breaks a sermon in half, you have a choice. Do you look at other scripture, or do you continue from yesterday's post? Which was about the need to use reason with those who are reasonable. This is important, and it is a filter. Consider the response to the end of Paul's sermon. … Continue reading No platforming is ancient. [Acts 13]
Wars and rumours of wars? Earthquakes? Overnight there is one in the Kiribas and another in California. The first one worries us a bit, though the tsunami is rated at around a foot when it gets halfway across the pacific. Still not a day to go to the beaches. There are earthquaeks within our society. … Continue reading Decieving yourself [II Thess 3]
I do not think Hilary Rodham Clinton is the woman of revelation, or the dragon. I do know she is a disbarred lawyer. The creepy clown picture was too good not to use. Having said that, this is going to be overtly political, because of what is happening at present. The founder of Dilbert has … Continue reading The dragon, the lawyers, and the woman [Rev 11]
The phrase "made their hearts diamond-hard" has to resonate. It is akin to the modern situation, where what we say must be censored. At this point, one does not have to look hard for examples. This is a polite and deflect-y way of saying “Our comments are a raging cesspool filled with the worst that … Continue reading Made their hearts diamond heart he did: pray yours are not [Zech 7]
Oh Sunday we went to Grace Bible Church. This is the "backup" congregation: the cburch I usually go to is 500m uphill and meets very early: Grace is 700m downhill and meets twice, with the second service at 11. One of the older elders was preaching. Not on this passage; on the death of Christ … Continue reading Fear God, not man [I Peter 1]
There is an enemy and that enemy wants to destroy the church and the gospel because they don't want the competition. Regardless. This means that your “basic, deep-rooted ideas” are wrong, comrade, and your ideas “need to change.” Under the radical feminist regime, everyone must be forced to think exactly what the Godless Perverts tell … Continue reading The elite are godless, And Perverted. And weighed, and found wanting.
This mornings introduction comes courtesy of a jf12, a commentator at Dalrock's place: if fits into a complaint around the ladysphere that men have lost their mojo and are checking out. And it fits nicely into the passage today and the theme -- that women run religion is a direct attack on your soul. Women … Continue reading Riot girlzzz and Churchianity will perish.
It appears that we have lied so much to others and ourselves, as a society, that we cannot see what is right or wrong. In looking for root causes, we forget the simple fact: Motivation for terror (and murder) is not an excuse. One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and … Continue reading Embrace crimethink.
The church is being driven through the mire, being asked to capitulate on many levels. The current issue is gay marriage. Obama has unselected a man to give the benediction to his inauguration on this issue. Rev. Luis Léon was selected after an Evangelical minister, Rev. Louie Giglio, withdrew under pressure. Rev. Giglio had been … Continue reading Sod the state: the true glory is in the church
I was in the gym late this morning. Just in time to see one of those things I try to avoid: the evidence of our secular religion. Which is sport. I watched a spectacularly choreographed piece of liturgy, which opened the Olympic Games. In this I noted: The subversion (again) of the Anglican Church, embodied … Continue reading A pagan liturgy.