Check. Don’t assume

Can you believe that 'Latinx' is actually a word? I was proofreading a 600-page book about the career of a world-renowned Nigerian scholar. Then I came across a phrase: 'Latinx Catholics'. My immediate instinct was to change it to 'Latino (or Latina) Catholics'. This was certainly a typographical error, I mused. After all, there is … Continue reading Check. Don’t assume

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Living Words – C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you … Continue reading Living Words – C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Grace, ’tis a charming sound

1. Grace, ’tis a charming sound, Harmonious to mine ear; Heaven with the echo shall resound, And all the earth shall hear. 2. Grace first contrived the way To save rebellious man; And all the steps that grace display Which drew the wondrous plan. 3. Grace first inscribed my name In God’s eternal book; ’Twas … Continue reading Grace, ’tis a charming sound

The Bible as Revelation

God speaks. And he has spoken to humanity in two volumes: General and Special revelation. General revelation, Volume One of God's communication, is that knowledge of God which we have by considering his works or by reflecting upon our own natures. David (Psalm 19) wrote of how the intricate design of the universe speaks of … Continue reading The Bible as Revelation

Why the Apostles’ Creed Matters

We live in an anti-creedal age. Many churches do not have a body of jointly held beliefs. Where these are present, they often have little or no bearing on the life of the community.  Sermons consist of sound bites, anecdotes and motivational remarks. If the Church is to be a force for change in the … Continue reading Why the Apostles’ Creed Matters

Exultation in God

This is a song of delight in God by the ancient Jewish King, David. It's the 103rd chapter of the Book of Psalms. Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all … Continue reading Exultation in God

Grace! ’tis a charming sound

Grace! 'tis a charming sound, Harmonious to the ear! Heaven with the echo shall resound, And all the earth shall hear.   Grace first contrived the way To save rebellious man; And all the steps, that grace display, Which drew the wondrous plan.   Grace led my roving feet To tread the heavenly road; And … Continue reading Grace! ’tis a charming sound

Christianity and Communism

Communism is one of the great ideologies to have arisen on the earth. Spanning across cultures as diverse as Russia and China, it is truly a global movement. It has enjoyed, and still enjoys, wide appeal because of its concern for  the  suffering and oppression of the lower classes of society. Ironically, the system (and … Continue reading Christianity and Communism

Amazing Love!

 The joy of redemption! And can it be, that I should gain An interest in the Saviour's blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain- For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! how can it be That Thou, my God, should die for me? 'Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies! Who can … Continue reading Amazing Love!

A Note on Emerson’s ‘Self-Reliance’

There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe  is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his … Continue reading A Note on Emerson’s ‘Self-Reliance’