I wonder if you have ever heard people talk about how great it is that modern society has finally had the courage to reassess its cultural and religious norms for sex and marriage? Have you ever heard them joke that we made the change and the sky hasn’t fallen in? Have you heard people congratulating themselves for being on the right side of history?
If you have, welcome to the 1910s! Statements like that were very commonplace in the post-Nietzschean thought-world at the dawn of…
When I was a child growing up in South Africa, Christmas meant summer holidays, a big glorious lunch feast at grandpa’s house, and piles of presents, many of which read: “Dear Taryn, Merry Christmas! Love Father Christmas.” Jesus? Well, he was the reason for the season, but in that
When I was a child growing up in South Africa, Christmas meant summer holidays, a big glorious lunch feast at grandpa’s house, and piles of presents, many of which read: “Dear Taryn, Merry Christmas! Love Father Christmas.”
Well, he was the reason for the season, but in that “thanks for the excuse to indulge” kind of way. It was dashingly disappointing to 8-year-old me when my classmate announced that Santa was not real. Christmas lost its shine.
But Jesus didn’t. I grew to a deeper sense of what the gift of his birth meant and by the time I was in…
I am profoundly grateful for this book. I’m grateful to Anna McGahan for writing it. I’m grateful for the wild, riotous, chaotic, surprising, longing-and-joy-and-grief-and-renewed-joy-filled story it tells. I’m grateful above all for God meeting McGahan, rescuing her, and working in her to set her free. I’m grateful to Anna
Do you read Christian fiction? Some avoid it like the plague. Others love it. Of course, some Christian fiction is excellent, but some just makes me uncomfortable—the platitudes, the neatness, the idealised romance (especially the books aimed at women). Christine Dillon’s books make me uncomfortable too—but in a very
ARCANE AND GERMANE BOOK REVIEWS #5 ““After reading a new book, never allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”“All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.”(C.S. Lewis) Christians do not sail above all the myriad challenges of life. We live