Charles Wesley

  O, for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace! My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim, to spread thro' all the earth abroad the honors of your name. Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that bids... Continue Reading →

Endo

Christ did not die for the good and beautiful. It is easy enough to die for the good and beautiful; the hard thing is to die for the miserable and corrupt. Endo Shusaku

Thoughts on moving to Tokyo, 3.

'Back in my room, I thought hard. Although my spine was being eaten away by tuberculosis and I stumbled as I walked, we had been blind to its presence simply because it had not appeared on the X-ray. If this ignorance had continued, might not all my bones have been affected? I certainly would have... Continue Reading →

Denial

'Denial—usually in some form of rationalization—is the primary device that humans use to deal with their own wrongness. It was the first thing out of the mouths of Adam and Eve after they sinned, and it continues up to the latest edition of the newspaper. The prophetic witness from God must throw itself against the... Continue Reading →

Charles Taylor

“My discovering my own identity doesn't mean that I work it out in isolation, but that I negotiate it through dialogue, partly overt, partly internal, with others.” Charles Taylor

Francis A. Schaeffer

'I am not a Bible-believing Christian in the fullest sense simply by believing the right doctrines, but as I live in practice in this supernatural world.' Francis A. Schaeffer, True Spirituality

Outsider

I listened to Lecrae Moore's biography, Unashamed. It was too easy to identify with the prologue of the book - that he felt like an outsider: someone that didn't fit in with any particular group. He wasn't part of the commercial hip-hop community, nor was he part of the Christian music industry. The feeling that... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts on Christian music

This following is something I wrote some time ago. I still feel the same way about much contemporary Christian musical worship, and will follow this up with a critique of a contemporary song. Enjoy! 1. It seems that when it comes to Christian sub-culture, criticising the worth of ‘Christian’ things is immensely controversial. For example,... Continue Reading →

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