The war the elite fears.
How should we restore the house of God? How should we build? For we will be mocked. Harshly. The enemy will take over, and control the funds. They will leave us with ruins. Every church that becomes a mosque, or a home, or a nightclub is a victory. But two can play at that game. […] Read More
Act with discipline [I Tim 4].
I don’t use the revised common lectionary, but the Book of Common Prayer. So the sermon today was from James: we talked about being doers of the word, and not hearers only, and about the plans of osme of our congregation to go and with Habitat for Humanity in Nepal (Earthquakes resonate in NZ. We […] Read More
All institutions are hypocritical.
Never underestimate the hypocrisy of those in power. Never. For they will be pious, they will cloak whatever they do in righteousness, and they will be careful to keep the regulations of the culture. But they will game them. For many in power — regardless of where you are — the labels matter more than […] Read More
If saying the hope of the world is Christ is hate speech, say it anyway.
There is a lot of noise at the moment about the Commonwealth Games. The festival — together with a local soccer team beating West Ham in a friendly — is on the front page of the herald, followed by publicity of the two acceptable wars: accusing the Russians of covering up or interfering in the […] Read More
The destruction of the West would be just.
There is a very good bit of satire making the rounds of the blogs at present written by a David Huntworth. It applies directly to the text for today, for it states the delusions of this age in plain English. “At the beginning of the Twenty First century a new religion rose to great acclaim […] Read More