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Dress Yourself for Work

July 13, 2021

Jeremiah 1-2

H - "'But you [Jeremiah], dress yourself for work. Arise and say to [Judah] everything that I command you. Do not be dismayed by them, lest I dismay you before them. And I, behold, I make you this day a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls, against the whole land...
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1 Samuel 9-10

H - "Then Samuel told the people the rights and duties of the kingship, and he wrote them in a book and laid it up before Yahweh." - 1 Samuel 10:25E - Samuel has just anointed Saul as Israel's first king. The nation is now gathered at Mizpah, and Saul is recognised as king b...
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Huxley's Playbook

March 23, 2021

Living as a Christian in Our Brave New World

Aldous Huxley published his dystopian novel Brave New World in 1932, at the height of the Great Depression and just before Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. As Neal Postman pointed out in Amusing Ourselves Ourselves to Death (1985), Huxley’s novel differs significantl...
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In C. S. Lewis’s Out of the Silent Planet (1938), the main character, Ransom, a philologist, is drugged and kidnapped by Devine, an old schoolmate, and Weston, a great physicist, and transported in a spaceship from Earth to Malacandra, which we later learn is Mars. Once ar...
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A representative from New Zealand's education department expressed concern that our six-year old, Abraham, would be improperly socialized as a homeschooler. Averil's response was great: We definitely agree that social interaction with a range of people is important. May I sh...
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The Otago Daily Times editorial on Israel Folau is puzzling in a nation and city that prides itself on democracy, liberalism, and tolerance. Foundational principles of the Western civil experiment of which Australia and New Zealand are a part include individual freedom ...
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