As Barry said, in his last sermon to our congregation, for he is retiring, let us back up the track. He talked about songs that are played on the radio for Christmas. And how the gospel is not Santa putting us on naughty and nice lists. That is plastic. We are not Christians because we … Continue reading We are saved, already. Or not.
Our retired bishop puts on his hat and decides all those who want to ensure that TMetira Turei (who he is white knighting for) is not held accountable. Mate, no. Turia is an example. Of what not to do. Your sins, like mine, are not to be boasted about. It is better to talk about … Continue reading A Man of God gets it wrong.
We are unable to leave our home today, as the road into town is blocked. From where we live, we can see surface flooding on the road -- and it is not yet high tide -- but the reason the road is blocked is because of slips. Casa Weka is on a peninsula, and the … Continue reading The first floods of July.
It was an axiom in most social sciences that adoption was inevitably traumatic and harmful. When colleagues find out I am adopted, they go all caring and therapeutic and ask me about the birth parents and how horrible it was. They don't know that my Mum and Dad were fantastic parents (and you were, if … Continue reading The environment strikes back: Adoption is good for you.
In Dunedin we have an odd service. The week after Easter we have a "Resurrection Sunday" evening service in the town hall. The reason for this is that the Easter weekend is one of the last holidays before winter (Anzac day, which is the 25th of this month, is very autumnal if not frankly wintry) … Continue reading Proclaim this offense called Christ. [I Peter 1]
One of the things that many within the both the alternative financial and alternative political blogs talk about is that if something cannot continue it will not. That which is unsustainable will end. A simple example of this is one of the local suburbs, which is below sea level and just protected by sand dunes, … Continue reading The real endgame [Rev 15]
I got a good scolding at music yesterday. One son is about to go to the high school prom -- having avoided it for years, he was ambushed in such a manner where he said yes and is now not looking forward to shopping for a suit. I'm amused. So I got a lecture about … Continue reading The dialectic of submission. [Rom 13]
This one promotes the Uni: like the song.