Charles Simeon of Cambridge (1759-1836) was a Christian preacher like few others. And then, when he was 47, God took his voice from him.
How serious is the evil inside us? When the final self-help program has been concluded, and the last new leaf has been turned, what will it take to fully and finally deal with it?
A post alerting (both of) my loyal readers to the weak theology of contemporary praise songs is a little like Ricky Martin’s announcement of his sexual orientation. No-one will be surprised, and everyone will wonder if it even needed saying. However, not being one to turn down free tickets to anything, I recently found myself […]
“The potency of prayer has subdued the strength of fire; it has bridled the rage of lions, hushed anarchy to rest, extinguished wars, appeased the elements, expelled demons, burst the chains of death, expanded the gates of heaven, assuaged diseases, repelled frauds, rescued cities from destruction, stayed the sun in its course, and arrested the […]
I am not my friends I am not my possessions I am not my grade point average I am not the school I attended
Have you heard of the Hedonistic Fallacy? It’s the belief that if you want pleasure, you should pursue pleasure. It’s a fallacy because pleasure only comes, almost without our noticing, as we pursue other things.
I asked you a question, King, And you said nothing? Instead with thieves in the darkness You thrashed out your breath.
“To see him who is the wisdom of God, and the power of God, always beloved of the Father; to see him, I say, fear and tremble, and bow, and sweat, and pray, and die;
“Thou movest us to delight in praising Thee;
“The days will come, in which vines shall grow, each having ten thousand branches, and in each branch ten thousand twigs, and in each true twig ten thousand shoots,