What a weekend!

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Why good hymns matter

An excerpt from a conversation held today with my daughter, H, who is 7: TS: What did you learn about in school today? H7: The story of Jesus' death and resurrection. TS: Did they tell you about what happened, or also why it happened? H7: Both. TS: So what did the teacher say about why…

Holy Week and Easter Services at Our Saviour Lutheran Church

28 March — Palm / Passion Sunday: 10.30 am     Holy Communion, at 10th Fareham Scout Group HQ [map] 30 March — Lent Catechetical Service: 7.45 pm     Holy Communion, at 30 Furneaux Gardens [map] 2 April — Good Friday: 3 pm     Tenebrae Vespers, at 10th Fareham Scout Group HQ [map] 4 April — Easter Sunday: 10.30…

A wonderful illustration

for anyone trying to understand (or explain) God's method of action in sending His Son to a rebellious people. This is a true story, told by  Kenneth Bailey as part of his discussion of the (falsely) so-called Parable of the Wicked Tenants. (Why falsely, that's another post for another time. If you can't wait, read…

God’s choice of scoundrels

As I pointed out in the previous post, Jack Kilcrease has written an interesting post about God's choice of the weak over the strong in the OT—e.g. Jacob over Esau—and this being a key fact in understanding the doctrine of election. Well worth reading and munching on. Having munched, this thought presented itself to me…

Election: What Calvinists don’t get

There's a great post by Jack Kilcrease on what we can and can't say about election and predestination here. I would be fascinated to see what those of a  Calvinist persuasion make of it. Go and have a look, and if you are a Calvinist, chip in.

Timeless truths

A double calamity has befallen our age in the form of an overabundance of literary production. In the first place, the frightful maliciousness of the writing wears out most readers, and the pens of many are so contentious that they scarcely understand their own writing—and yet for them to know something is to write about…