Havering to You

haver [ˈheɪvə]vb (intr) Brit1. to dither2. Scot and northern English dialect to talk nonsense; babblen(usually plural) Scot nonsense[of unknown origin] “And if I haver yeah I know I’m gonna be/I’m gonna be the man who’s havering to you.”

Remembering the Magic

Just back a little while ago from giving a talk at Logos School as part of the culmination of their Knights Festival. Today they finish with an enormous feast, plays, and lots of fun. Here are my notes from the talk below. What is feasting for? Genesis 1-2 opens with the creation of the world…

Off to a Good Start

Ignatius writes: “Since God has answered my prayer to see you godly people, I have proceeded to ask for more. I mean, it is as a prisoner for Christ Jesus that I hope to greet you, if indeed it be [God's] will that I should deserve to meet my end. Things are off to a…

10 Reasons Why College Students Should Spend Time with the Elderly

CRF Talk: 10 Reasons Why College Students Should Spend Time with the Elderly 1. You don’t have better things to do. College students are selfish and lazy. “The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.” (Pr. 26:16) Young people are characteristically self-assured, conceited, proud, and the biblical name…

Third Sunday after Epiphany: 1 Peter 3:13-22

IntroductionPeter’s exhortations to submit to authorities and to bless all men is unpacking Peter’s conviction that the Church is the new priesthood, called to be the new “spiritual house” of God (2:4-5). This new house necessarily competes with the old one, but Jesus has promised to “visit” them soon (2:12, Lk. 19:44). Defending the SanctuaryThe…

Falling and Singing

“When I fall into the abyss, I go straight into it, head down and heels up, and I’m even pleased that I’m falling in just such a humiliating position, and for me I find it beautiful. And so in that very shame I suddenly begin a hymn.” -Fyodor Dostoevsky HT: Remy Wilkins

Again?

“The sure mark of an unliterary man is that he considers ‘I’ve read it already’ to be a conclusive argument against reading a work.” (C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism, 2)

O Sing a New Song

Here’s a new song from a friend.

Second Sunday in Epiphany: 1 Pet. 3:1-12

IntroductionLast week we considered the fact that the Christian community embodies the life of the Trinity through submission. As the Son entrusts Himself to the Father, so we are to entrust ourselves to the Son, and this submission manifests itself in submission to human authorities, just as Jesus did. As we cling to Jesus in…

Proverbs 28:9-11 Notes

“One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.” (28:9) This continues a section on the Torah (cf. 28:4, 7). The Torah was to be heard and obeyed (Dt. 6), and failure to “listen” was failure to obey. The task of faithful Israelites was to “hear” so that…