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There is an emotional complexity to this wonderful painting by Swiss artist Eugène Burnand. I know very little about him, apart from the usual resort of Wikipedia. But he manages to capture a moment of almost frantic inquisitiveness, as Peter and his young, fellow-disciple John rush in the golden sunrise light to the burial garden. Their faces seem filled with anxiety, confusion, hope, wonder, and longing all at once. Hoping against hope, but fearing a con, or something worse? Could Mary Magdalene, first to visit the tomb, possibly have been right…?
It’s a standard question for writers (or indeed any type of artist), so E. M. Forster would often be asked who or what had influenced
Regulars will know that John Stott is a frequent focus here. I’ve just finished reading Alister Chapman’s excellent, scholarly engagement with John Stott’s legacy: Godly Ambition.
Jeepers – it’s been a whole year since I last did a Q Combo – need to get back into the habit. But this is
Happy New Year Y’all! Sacred Treasure Tim Keller wrote a helpfully argued piece for the New Yorker last month: Can Evangelicalism Survive Donald Trump and
Happy Christmas one and all! This Christmas Combo is only 2 days late, but the meanings and wonder it points us to are by no
STOP PRESS: It is now available here from Langham Literature, and will be on all usual distributors soon. It came as a complete surprise to
We moved house this summer – so this poem is apt: the ‘clocks and carpets and chairs on the lawn all day’. We moved to