Q Marks the Spot 144 (October 2020 Treasure Map)

Sacred Treasure Some good advice for leaders on running meetings - one of those elements of the omnicompetence that is expected of ministers that you don't get taught. No wonder the kingdom belongs to such as these: a baby sees…

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“O Tempora! O Mores Evangelici!” Concerns from within 1. Application Reduction

That exclamation—O Tempora! O Mores! (Oh the times, the customs!)—is one of Cicero’s few linguistic legacies extant today, propped up by those with a classical bent or aspiration to one. Perhaps Robert Harris’ page-turners have kept his flame alight, despite…

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Q Marks the Spot 143 (September 2020 Treasure Map)

Sacred Treasure 75 years on from VJ Day - Phil Whittall has a powerful piece refuting the arguments that the Bomb was justified Michael Kruger has a very helpful and concise piece on distinguishing between 3 different types of legalism…

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The texts of some of Irina Ratushinskaya’s poetry

When I did the Echoes from Eternity edition of Irina Ratushinskaya poems, I mentioned that I would post the texts of some of them. So, voilà. All are taken from the 1988 Bloodaxe Books anthology Pencil Letter. THE WHITE-HOT BLIZZARD …

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Q Marks the Spot 142 (August 2020)

Sacred Treasure Steve Guthrie has a fascinating series on Music and the Holy Spirit over at Rabbit Room. In 4 parts, with this the first: The Sound that Breath Makes My friend Ziya Meral has a powerful piece on President…

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Hearing the Unheard: 3. Five Novels by Black Novelists

One of the many reasons for missing life in central London is Daunt Books. I've mentioned it a few times here, including in this post about keeping reading diets mixed. The wonder of this travel bookshop is their geographical shelf-arrangement…

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