Sayings of the wise“One must always do what the Devil forbids.”
by Martin Luther WittenbergHall, written in 1530, from a letter counselling a young man
But the Witch looked as if, in a way, she understood the music better than any of them. Her mouth was shut, her lips were pressed together, and her fists were clenched. Ever since the song began she had felt this whole world was filled with a Magic different from hers and stronger. She hated it. She would have smashed that whole world, or all worlds, to pieces, if it would only stop the singing.— C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew, Chapter 8, “The Fight at the Lamp-Post”
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.