Category Archives: beauty

Piper on the Calvary road

Epic quotation from Mr. Piper that I’m ripping off from Tim Chester’s ‘The Ordinary Hero’: What a tragic waste when people turn away from the Calvary road of love and suffering. All the riches of the glory of God in … Continue reading

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Where’s your life-horizon? [AKA: Never mind where *your* life-horizon is – chuck it and go for Jesus’ life-horizon instead!]

We’re still working through John with the students at church, and yesterday we made it to John 17, one of my all-time favourite chapters. (OK, I know I say that about a lot of chapters of the Bible…I just have … Continue reading

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Matchwood and immortal diamond

Gerard Manley Hopkins on the hope of resurrection: A beacon, an eternal beam. Flesh fade, and mortal trash Fall to the residuary worm; world’s wildfire, leave but ash: In a flash, at a trumpet crash, I am all at once … Continue reading

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Hope for womankind

I’ve just got to Ruth in my current voyage through the Bible. I’ve been looking forward to it for quite a while, and when I got to it I couldn’t resist reading the whole thing at once rather than chapter … Continue reading

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The need for beauty

Sorry for the radio silence on here, I’ve been reading and thinking more than I’ve been writing, recently. One thing I’ve been both thinking and reading about, though perhaps from different angles, is the theological significance of beauty. When, a … Continue reading

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Best birthday card quote ever

Recently got a card with this on the front: “And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom.” – Anais Nin I’ve been thinking a lot … Continue reading

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Life is crammed with remarkable things

I recently bought a book called ‘How to be an explorer of the world’. It’s premise is that the world is filled with things that are exploration-worthy, we just never notice. Through a series of exercises, it sets out to … Continue reading

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