Category: Mere Christianity

Rediscovering the Saints of Old

For the past six months or so I’ve immersed myself in church history, and it has been glorious. It’s also been a humbling, frustrating, and empowering experience. For one thing, I’ve seen that there really isn’t anything new under the sun: most (if not all) of the struggles the Church faces today have plagued her at some point or another in the past 2,000 … Read More Rediscovering the Saints of Old

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“For Courage”

I have a folder in the lefthand drawer of my writing desk, and its contents have grown exponentially over the past few months. Every time I find a new quote, poem or article that inspires and encourages me, it goes in the folder. Some of these bits and pieces are selections I’ve had for years; others are brand-new. I thought I’d share a few … Read More “For Courage”

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The Great Eucatastrophe: Good Friday and Notre-Dame

Then the young hero (who was God almighty) Got ready, resolute and strong in heart. He climbed onto the lofty gallows-tree, Bold in the sight of many watching men, When He intended to redeem mankind. –From “The Dream of the Rood” (Anglo-Saxon, 8th century, trans. Richard Hammer in 1970) Today is Good Friday, the first day of the Easter Triduum. This is the day … Read More The Great Eucatastrophe: Good Friday and Notre-Dame