The great cleavage throughout the world lies between what is with, and what is against the faith.
― Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Thursday, 21 May 2015
This from Tim Challies:
Google has become such a part of our lives that we tend to forget its newness and its historical uniqueness. Just a generation ago parents and spouses had to find answers in an entirely different way. And I wonder what we’ve lost along the way.
God has got his own version of Google and, until recently, it was the one Christians relied on. God’s version of Google is called the local church. When we have questions about life and marriage and parenting and so much else, there is rarely a better place to go than the local church. When we want to see marriage and parenting modeled for us, there is no more natural place to turn. “I want kids like your kids, so let me spend time with you. I want a marriage like your marriage, so let me observe and ask you questions.”
More of that here
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Here is Queen Mary's reasoning as to why she thought it appropriate to burn heretics:
As the souls of heretics are hereafter to be eternally burning in hell, there can be nothing more proper than for me to imitate divine vengeance by burning them on earth.In other words, we might as well start now what will soon be reality. I don't think you can fault her logic but somehow I can't see it persuading many today. Thoughts?