Sayings of the wise“It is not simply to be taken for granted that the Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies.
So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work.”
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together, Chapter 1, p17
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: January 2011
On the 11th of January William was miraculously saved from death in a car accident. He was returning back from Blantyre very late at night after being at Home Affairs. The rain was bucketing down, it was pitch dark but … Continue reading
One of the perennial problems with saving up money (assuming one is in the blessed position to do so), is where to keep it so that its both “safe” and generates a good return. This is good stewardship, and not … Continue reading
Insightful write-up by Conrad Mbewe, in Lusaka, Zambia: In Africa, south of the Sahara, we have a system that is foreign to the social life of people in the West. It is popularly known as the extended family system. It … Continue reading
… But God’s grace speedily shatters such dreams. Just as surely as God desires to lead us to a knowledge of genuine Christian fellowship, so surely must we be overwhelmed by a great disillusionment with others, with Christians in general, … Continue reading
It is becoming increasing difficult in these crazy days to lampoon what Christian leaders get up to. Take for example this missive from Rick Warren where we read about a fairly innocuous sounding health plan for 2011… … except that … Continue reading
To follow the DVD on Jan Hus I had bought a documentary on one of his followers: Jan Zizka. This was absolutely amazing — a fantastic story and history that I would highly recommend. The general who never lost a … Continue reading
Continuing our “honouring the fathers” we watched the Jan Hus: Truth Prevails documentary. While informative this was not great, somehow it wasn’t encouraging in the manner of the Wycliffe story. It was bracketed by the Roman Catholic Church launching of … Continue reading
Yesterday, a governor in Pakistan was murdered (or BBC) by his own security guard, angered by the governor’s support of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, as report in the BBC last month.
This article The Professor: Why Are You a Christian? by Ray Bohlin is excellent. He details a session of hard-core apologetics training where he will “impersonate an atheistic college professor doing research on the religious beliefs of young people. Sometimes … Continue reading