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Teaser… While very short, this Psalm of Ascents is far more intense than any English translation can convey. It echoes of someone in deep distress from oppression, implying a persecution for one’s faith in Jehovah. The first word in the … Continue reading
Continuing my encouragement of parishioners in building a Christian Culture, let’s look at some things people might notice. We aren’t Greens, but we have a powerful affinity for nature. You cannot distinguish between peace with God and communion with Creation. … Continue reading
If there’s one thing we affirm and embrace from the nascent Networked Civilization, it is the ethics of Open Source. I’ve already stated quite bluntly that I don’t support the legal concept of copyright and intellectual property because I’m convinced … Continue reading
This is the Way of Wrath. We work from the image of a sheik come to inspect an outpost of his domain. There is a high probability that he will find something unpleasing and will correct the deficiencies. Those of … Continue reading
(This is a repost from the Kiln blog; original.) We celebrate here the Path of Discipline. The key line in this octet refers to going astray and receiving correction. However, observing proper feudal protocol, the psalmist begins by affirming that … Continue reading
(Another installment of Psalm 119 cross-posted from Kiln blog; original post.) This octet of verses is the Song of Loyalty. The psalmist is fully committed, wholly owned by his Sovereign, a loyal servant who shares in the inheritance as a … Continue reading