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Kiln blog: Psalm 123

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

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What We Are

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

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We Are Open Source

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

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Psalm 119: Ayin 121-128

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

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Kiln blog: 119 — Teth 65-72

(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

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Kiln blog: Psalm 119 – Cheth 57-64

(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

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Darkness Stirs on the Net

On October 1 this year, the US will surrender it’s de facto control over the Internet. There is a lot of noise on both sides of the debate as to whether this is really a good idea. I’ve been aware … Continue reading

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