Where are the idols of this age? Where to we bow to something that is not our God? Some would say that it is our besetting sins: our deepest desires. And there are those who do make their job, their fitness, or their ideology the prime thing in their life. But I wonder if we … Continue reading Entryism is idolatry
Today my Christmas break starts. The other passage of today is the Magnificat, which is inexplicably broken in half. However, we can correct that: the best Magnificat is Bach, which is 30 minutes, played fast. So some orthodox plain chant. The other text for today are II Sam 7, about the promises to David, and … Continue reading Marian submission.
I have a few speculations relating to these passages, and there are few sacred cows that need to meet the shotgun of the word. Let's start with the first; Women are not saints.I asked myself this when attempting a short break from sex in order to prepare for my recent summer tour, where I decided … Continue reading Two cheers for the sex negative. [Matt 14, Rev 14]
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]
Yesterday I got the texts muddled up, but I made some notes reading around and they apply in part to yesterday's text, so here goes. Via Kathy Shaidie, a Canadian conservative who found this link about a UK feminist who is hitting her head against the wall. I would add, that although retirement is for … Continue reading Sad Puppies cause Butthurt, and the glory to come.
I no longer work in the gay capital of New Zealand, but I used to. Including during the first years of the AIDS epidemic. One of the things that we saw was AIDS dementia, one of the symptoms of which was (and is, although it is rarer now) a belief that one could cure the … Continue reading See through the lies of this age. Honour your body.
One of the things that we are being accused of, all to often is that we judge overmuch. That we are in some manner mean, and that we are not allowed to damn the arrogance. That we are all alike, and that we should just be able to get along. As if we are not … Continue reading Arrogance, Shame, Fire (Suzanne Vega)
Donal Graeme linked to this, and it will do as a starting example of functional antichrists. I genuinely feel bad for you that you don’t understand that Christ’s inclusion of women within His own ministry was an act of feminism! GASP!! Too bad for you and your narrow framework/lack of compassion for half the world … Continue reading Functional AntiChrists.
I have come to the conclusion that trying to live a normal and godly life is not normal in our society, and that the progressive elite who control the memes of mass media are actively contemptuous of men and women who live what used to be called "a normal life". Who are not leaders, pioneers: … Continue reading Opposition, countercultural, opposition.
Today I commence my real holidays for summer. I'm going to drive to an even more remote part of New Zealand than the Maniototo, where this church photo was taken. I think the church is not used that much. It lives in one of the few parts of New Zealand with a continental climate (and … Continue reading Men and the Ladysphere