Some gems from Eugene Peterson’s EAT THIS BOOK

I took a break from reading Gitta Sereny's weighty tome on Albert Speer this weekend - to read Eugene Peterson's (relatively) recent book EAT THIS BOOK (which takes its title from one of John's visions in Revelation 10:9-10). As well…

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The genius & gleanings of Bombaugh

I've no idea who Charles Carroll Bombaugh was but he was clearly some sort of literary genius. Thanks to a wonderfully pointless blog that I've recently come across (called Futility Closet), a number of his moments of brilliance have been…

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Wendy Cope’s A CHRISTMAS SONG

Happy New Year! All back in action but snowed under with talks, studies and emails to write. Regular blogging will resume next week as i've been reading and thinking even more random things than usual over the last few weeks.…

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To be free or belong (in Iraq): that is the question

This was posted back in September but I've only just come across an interesting observation from the distinguished military historian Sir Michael Howard (who is of course not to be confused with the former Tory Leader). He's assessing what went…

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