Trollope is fast becoming one of my favourite novelists, even if I have only just finished reading Barchester Towers, which is only the second book of his I’ve read. It has everything I could want in a novel: beautiful and witty prose, colourful and sympathetic characters, and a backdrop of Anglican ecclesiastical politics. One scene,Continue reading “Anthony Trollope on Young Preachers”
A short post about a short man: lessons from the obedience of St John the Dwarf.
The resurrection is the seal of Christ’s love for us, the sign that love is indeed strong as death.
Vaccines are good, but that doesn’t mean we all need them.
I reckon Mean Girls can teach us something profound about the Lord’s Supper. And maybe one day we could make fetch happen.
‘For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.’ — John 3:16 ‘The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.’ — John 3:35 God loves the world, so gave it His Son; God loves His Son,Continue reading “God So Loved the [blank] that He Gave [blank]”
A couple thousand years before Jesus, someone else thought of serving a simple meal of bread and wine. What was going on?
Who’s directing your life story? And what sort of story will they tell?
Your robe of glory fills your house,your thunderous voice disturbs its base,as seraphs sing they use their wingto hide in awe their feet and face. Holy, holy, the God of hosts,whose glory from infinitynow fills the earth and shows the worthof his most Holy Trinity. I am undone! For now I standbefore the Word, myContinue reading “Isaiah 6v1-7”
I wrote this a few months ago, while studying the book of Philippians. The first stanza corresponds broadly to 1v15-26, the second stanza to 2v6-11, the third to 3v7-11, and the fourth to 3v12-14. May Christ be served in all my ways,may I rejoice with every breath.If I receive no earthly praise,cast down in life,Continue reading “A Philippian Prayer”