Dark Brightness

Bleak Theology: Hopeful Science


Commanded not to be silent.

In which a Calvinist agrees with a Tridentine Catholic. Because my Catholic brother speaks the truth. The truth accepts all who live it as their friends. It is not confined to the divisions in churches. But then, neither is heresy, and FrancisChurch is an ancient error: that if I give all my goods to the […]

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Against the Liberal and their religions [Deut 9]

It is not the Muslim who is our enemy. It is those who oppose Christ and his word. For the beginning of wisdom is to know that you are not God, and that the Peoples of this earth are not one. That we will not ever be able to build a Jerusalem in England, for […]

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Against the judges, for the incarnation [Jn 10]

One of the commentators I looked at said that Jesus made his defense to calling himself God on but one word in the Law, saying that scripture could not be changed. He was referring to Psalm 82, which is about corrupt judges, who considered themselves above others. It is not exactly a psalm that praises […]

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No virtue signalling, again [Mt 23]

I have a pile of symbols on my wall: things I don’t wear to work. Greenstone (pounamu) given to me by Tainui when I left for Otago. A cross from First Presbyterian, celtic. And then there is the bracelet or band from this year’s Murph challenge on a shelf somewhere. Because I don’t wear these […]

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What we are not [Mark 12]

Over this post Easter Week, I have been looking at texts that relate to the resurrection, and stating, over and over again, that the core of Christian faith is that Christ rose from the dead. It is not that hew as a moral teacher, or about love, or good things. It is not that we […]

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