"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever." - Isaiah 40:8 I have moments sometimes, when I look at the stars, or at nature, or something beautiful, and wonder how it is that God is just so good. This morning I was walking to a prayer meeting, and … Continue reading Hymns: Fairest Lord Jesus
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens" - Ecclesiastes 3:1 This bit of Ecclesiastes is a beautiful piece of poetry. Although much of Ecclesiastes is pretty depressing. It looks for some sort of fulfilment, some sort of hope. That's partly why, after studying Ecclesiastes in our Church … Continue reading Purpose, Post-Assessment
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7 OK, so this isn't strictly a hymn. More a piece of choral music. But … Continue reading Hymn: Cantique de Jean Racine
"All your works praise you, Lord; your faithful people extol you. They tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all people may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendour of your kingdom." - Psalm 145:10-12 This is probably going to be quite a short post, because … Continue reading Events Week!
One of my modules this year is about Law and Language, and one of the first things we've looked at is Legalese. One of the most confusing dialects of English I've ever seen. And yes, I do call it a dialect. Because to those who are unable to speak it, it's basically incomprehensible. Full of … Continue reading Legalese… And the Christian Version