Five Minutes/ Man Unknown/ Fast-Track Education/ TAKE NOTES
May 20, 2021
It’s September 1966, and at clinic Trixie is tasked with examining a desperate woman who is pregnant with her fifth child. Trixie learns that her patient’s personal life is far from stable, compelling her to speak out publicly. However, the results garner mixed reactions from Nonnatus House and the community.
Dr Turner and Sister Frances are entrusted to help a mother-to-be who refuses medical care through her final weeks of pregnancy, and Nancy Corrigan reveals a secret about her background that could threaten her relationship with Sister Julienne and Nonnatus House.
Excellent explanations but the Evangelical to Liberal, Christian Church, is surrounded by the new religious order and dominant worldview; in the philosophical 'other' than, the material. Or, 'nothing but the material', with a metaphysical underpinning.
The twentieth century secular/humanism shift is reigning through a Post Modern dogma:
'Dog./s, don't exist.'
Into the inevitable Pantheism, and One is All, is doing it.
"...not that we can, know," bleats the sheep.
Nation' States are uniting, pushed by the one's faking a Cold War, by an establishment of robbers, killers, and destroyers. Comes in a scientific (?) backed trend, in 2021.
TRUTH is the light to overturn, and overcome.
Though the Saker and Taxi are invaluable observers of their regions, they’re not Putin or Nasrallah, so can only interpret after the fact. Deception is a key part of war, so we’ll be juked by a few more jabs, feigns and side steps, perhaps, before a hellish chasm suddenly swallows a bunch of us.
One second, you’re bored to death. The next, you’re curled up, almost peacefully, with too many holes to count, or maybe it’s time to turn on the TV to watch more explosions.
There’s one easy prediction, though. The US is just about done as a world power, society, economy, concept or even joke.
NT Wright talking about God, and pandemics, pur-lease, the Numbers Don't... and, that taken, [should be], full of decent theology and chat.
MY WV? In a nuts' shell: Jesus.
Way to read the bible, aka Christocentric, Christ in all the scriptures. Scripture/ Tradition/ Reason. And... that (is) God, and one above all, who Loves us.
Plenty, plant a seed and truth scoops, on the character and God's strategy in human history? Roger Forster, my early church, and first-among-equals in the leadership team, shake m'outa slumber.
Forster and Marston have delivered a stellar book that attempts to present an exegetical and Scriptural framework for the content presented in the book. Instead of beginning from a set of deductive theological assumptions and then attempting to support that system from Scripture, Forster and Marston examine Scripture and attempt to build their case directly from the text. The authors unabashedly admit that their views are very similar to those of Arminian and Weslyan traditions, but they state in the beginning of the book that they do not want to be labeled with these names, but want to construct a theology that is in line with the teachings of the first 300 years of Christianity. Anyone who reads their appendix will come to understand that the teachings presented in this book were the orthodox consensus of the early Church for the first 300 years, and that it was Augustine who introduced serious deviations into the mainstream orthodox Christianity of his time. Forster and Marston begin by describing the battle that is being waged between God and the spiritual forces that oppose Him. They examine the book of Job and see how this relates to the overall struggle. Then the authors examine the 9th chapter of Romans to see if this book is dealing with election and individual destinies, or God's actions within human history. The authors do an excellent job of arguing for their opinion that this chapter is speaking about God's involvement in human history and it deals with God's choosing of one nation or individual over another nation or individual to accomplish His purpose. Other sections of interest in this book are the sections on foreknowledge and predestination and the chapters on faith and works. The section on faith and works was particularly interesting because it relies on much of the teaching of the new perspective which has shed much light on how a 1st century Palestinian Jew would have approached Scriptural issues. The research, argumenation, and exegesis in this book are solid so every chapter is excellent, but the ones mentioned above were two of my favorites.
“Selfish idiots.” “Refuseniks.” “Anti-vaxxer loonies.” “Holding the country to ransom.” “A menace to their own health and ours.” “They’re like drink drivers.” Just a few of the insults that have been hurled at Brits who, despite the biggest drug promotion campaign in our history, have decided they don’t wish to take one of the new-on-the-market Covid vaccines.
Their tactics are too well known by now. They'll simply take this information and run it through their Behavioral Science machine and before you can even utter the words 'great news' they'll tell you that all these steps that they've taken for "your benefit" related to Covid had an additional side benefit of reducing all other types of deaths.
In order to keep all these different death types down for "your benefit" they'll state that they're doubling down on the restrictions in order to continue protecting you.