In Luke’s Gospel Jesus is either going to a meal, at a meal, or coming...– Robert Karris
Jesus ate, a lot.
There are three ways the New Testament completes the sentence, ‘The Son of Man came…’ ‘The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many’ (Mark 10:45) ‘The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost’ (Luke 19:10) ‘The Son of Man has come eating and drinking” (Luke 7:34) The first two are...
How Long, O Lord?
Perhaps … [the Western church] has drunk so deeply at the well of modern Western materialism that it simply does not know what to do with such cries and regards them as little short of embarrassing. A diet of unremittingly jolly choruses and hymns inevitably creates an unrealistic horizon of expectation which sees the normative Christian life as one long triumphalist street party—a...
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve...– Steve Jobs
Your idol is probably what you post on Facebook and Twitter– ANON
The chief task of theology is to make the great things of God accessible to all,...– Marcus Honeysett
Music has changed. It’s not as central, it’s more like a scented...– Jarvis Cocker
“It is much easier for me to imagine a praying murderer, a praying prostitute, than a vain person praying. Nothing is so at odds with prayer as vanity.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. St. Francis of Assisi
Home at last!
Heaven will feel like this… It was the unicorn who summed up what everyone was feeling. He stamped his right fore-hoof on the ground and neighed, and then cried: “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now.” - ‘The Last Battle’ by C.S. Lewis
Before there was a sinner on earth, there was a saviour in heaven– Anon (1 Peter 1:20)
Humans: no better than a macbook
Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept. No-one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No-one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best...