Royal Presents – Christian Article

The off’rings of the Eastern kings of old Unto our lord were incense, myrrh and gold; Incense because a God; gold as a king; And myrrh as to a dying man they bring. Instead of incense (Blessed Lord) if we Can send a sigh or fervent prayer to thee, Instead of myrrh if we can […] This is Only a Snippet of a Christian Article written by David de Bruyn Read Full Article

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How Melanchthon Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Jesus – Christian Article

Obviously, everyone should celebrate Reformation Day. At this point, even the Church of Rome has surreptitiously attempted to take on board many of the Reformation’s emphases, albeit in impure form and without the necessary dogmatic changes—er, development—that would allow her a closer conformity to the regula fidei. So, to celebrate the Reformation’s 502nd anniversary, herewith a poem by Philip Melanchthon. Melanchthon, Wittenberg’s “quite Reformer,” is moderately well known as a theologian; less so as a philosopher; still less to as…

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Voices In The Street | More Than Cake – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); “I expect to pass through life but once.If therefore, there be any kindness I can show,or any good thing I can do to any fellow being,let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it,as I shall not pass this way again.”— William Penn It is a late, and strangely warm, New York Night. I walk toward home the 10 blocks along Broadway. I walk alone, taking in the sights and sounds of…

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On Marianne Moore’s “Poetry – Mere Orthodoxy – Christian Article

By E. J. Hutchinson Why do we read poetry? Why should we? April is National Poetry Month, so it makes sense to take advantage of it to introduce a new series on poetry at Mere Orthodoxy. Its objective is simple: to read some poems, discuss them, think about them, enjoy them. We begin with a poem that acknowledges the difficulty many people have with the medium: Marianne Moore’s “Poetry,” first published in Others for 1919: An Anthology of the New…

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WRITINGS ANCIENT AND MODERN by Liz Manning – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); One of my favourite and most satisfying types of writing is reimagining Bible stories: whether as short stories, drama scripts, poetry, or even a game. Recently, I’ve been writing these for ‘Devotions’ in my Boys’ Brigade company.  It’s a challenge working out something that grabs the attention of eight to fifteen year olds. To be honest, they all seem to enjoy listening to a good story, whatever their age. But I want these stories…

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