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The Pastoral Power of a Cup of Tea

‘Dottie suddenly asked the woman if she would like a cup of tea, and Shelley said, “Oh, wouldn’t that be nice,” and so they sat in the living room, which was really the lounge. Shelly Small didn’t take more than one sip of the tea; that was just a prop, as they would say in…

Link of the Week – Christian Offensive

“If we are to be faithful in this cultural moment, we must be neither retreaters nor attackers, neither (needlessly) defensive nor (faithlessly) aggressive. Instead, we must go on a “gentle offensive.” Here are five things that will help us in proclaiming Christ to those around us. Christian Offensive


‘If our faith comments on government at all, its comment must be this – that the man should rule who does not think that he can rule… we must take the crown in our hands, and go hunting in dry places and dark corners of the earth until we find the one man who feels himself…


‘All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again…

Grief Can’t Be Fixed

‘Our culture is imbued with the belief that we can fix just about anything and make it better; or, if we can’t, that it’s possible to trash what you have and start all over again. Grief is the antithesis of this belief: it requires endurance, and forces us to accept that there are some things…

Don’t Wait to Have the Time

‘The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavourable. Favourable conditions never come.’ CS Lewis, ‘Learning in War-Time’ in CS Lewis Essay Collection: Literature, Philosophy and Short Stories, p.177.