What is interesting in the passage today — the temptation of Christ — is what he was not tempted with. There was no offering of women or men to be his bed partners. There was no issue with wealth. The temptations related to power, and surrounding these people will lie, steal, bribe and entrap. Today’s […] Read More
What the death of God looked like.
It is Monday morning here, but it is Sunday in the States, and this time the southern states are under the pump. I am aware that there are bloggers there, whom I have followed for years. Prayers for them. “It’s a monster hurricane out there — it’s bringing along with it something to be feared,” […] Read More
Bread, no circus [Mark 8]
A lot of people will consider this as a justification for not merely soup kitchens, but a system of social distribution. Christ fed the crowd. So we must feed all: there must be no poverty. No. The poor will always be with us. There will always be those whose businesses fail, who can no longer […] Read More
Dig, dig, dig
The situation with a leader of one of the political parties vying for ministerial portfolios confessing to cheating continues to cause issues. Green co-leader Metiria Turei has spoken to a fraud investigator from the Ministry of Social Development, and said she will meet with them to discuss her case next week. The conversation came after […] Read More
Why Turei is electoral poison.
Metira Turei is a Green MP. Unfortunately, she lives in my town. She’s never been particularly smart, honest, or humble. She’s known as a Green princess, looking down on the peons while living in a castle outside of the town. And she has now confessed that she ripped off the social welfare system. She has […] Read More