Sayings of the wise“The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden.”
by G. K. Chesterton ILN 1-3-20
‘Oh, if only we knew!’, said Jill.— C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair, Chap. 11 “In the Dark Castle”
‘I think we do know,’ said Puddleglum.
‘Do you mean you think everthing will come right if we do untie him?’ said Scrubb.
‘I don’t know about that,’ said Puddleglum, ‘You see, Aslan didn’t tell Pole what would happen. He only told her what to do’
Monthly Archives: April 2010
The early Reformers were not like this at all. They were about the most un-gnostic bunch ever assembled in the history of Christendom. They were the most Christ-loving, world-affirming, money-making, beer-drinking, sword-wielding, music-making, kingdom-overthrowing, love-making, poetry-writing bunch of Christians the … Continue reading
One of the things I love about reading Douglas Wilson is his Kuyperian grasp and defence of the fact that if Jesus is Lord, He is Lord of all and that “all” in this case is literally all. And “all” … Continue reading
Oliver Cromwell, born this day in 1599. One of my Dad’s heroes.
Strange as it seems I got the Afrikaans resources for the Heidelberg Catechism and Apostles Creed from an Irish reformed church : Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. God bless them! Now Lennie (and any visiting Afrikaans folks) … Continue reading
Praise God, that Wilhelm met William and his father yesterday in Machinga. They met up, ate a meal together. Wilhelm & Anton and William and his father drove through to the “garden” (aka. the farm). Wilhelm was a great encouragement … Continue reading
Wilhelm Els of Farming God’s Way left Cape Town yesterday on his trip to Malawi. He is hoping to being around Zomba and Machinga on Tuesday. We are praying that all goes well with his vehicle and health, and that … Continue reading
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels [jars of clay], that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but … Continue reading
It is great to see ol’ JI Packer punting a return to the lost art of catechesis in his new book Grounded in the Gospel, and its great to see this punted on Charles Coulson breakpoint site.