I’ve discovered this week just how much His Majesty can be a pain in the
Bruce Charlton is thinking deeply about the Atonement. He is working out alternatives to the customary belief that Christ took on the punitive consequences of sin for us and to the customary liberal notion that the atonement was fundamentally an act of symbolic engineering to excise our retrograde belief in sin and guilt. Charlton thinks he’s found one. (more…)
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Love is not best considered as a feeling, it is not necessarily something at the forefront of consciousness. For many people, their deepest love is something which structures their life, rather than being at the front of our conscious deliberations for most of the time. Some (I am one of them) are very expressive of love – but this is not a necessity; and some very loving cultures and families and marriages do not go in for statements, hugs or tears.
My understanding of the absolute necessity of loving God above all else is metaphysical rather than psychological – that without this, all other loves (including the love of Jesus) lose their meaning and function.
The supremacy of our love for God is that it makes all other loves possible – it makes other loves a matter of eternal significance.
-thus Bruce Charlton.
There is no such thing as Santa Claus.
All thirty minutes are worth listening to.
Peace like a river. (more…)
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What is the strange power of chains of memory to move us? (more…)
Why is living in the past so popular a pastime?
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It’s Adam’s theme, and he does it well. But I hope you all will indulge me in a little sweetness of my own. (more…)
Rich in years and honor, they say of someone who lived abundantly and died in his glory. That is Fall to me. (more…)
It is sometimes said that the British and American people are still today, in the twenty-first century, indecently obsessed with the Second World War. The reason is not far to seek. We know that here was something which our parents and grandparents did well, in a noble cause …
— Thus Max Hastings
I’m going to swim out into deep waters in this post. Stand by with lifesavers. (more…)
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