Earthly Use

They talk about being “so heavenly minded to be of no earthly use”. I’d like to smash this myth… …the inference of this statement is that thinking outside the supernatural order and realm of things has a limited shelf life (a little is OK but a lot isn’t) but this isn’t quite the point: EvenContinue reading “Earthly Use”

Yearn

Give me a man in love; he knows what I mean.  Give me one who yearns; give me one who is hungry; give me one far away in this desert, who is thirsty and sighs for the spring of the Eternal country.  Give me that sort of man; he knows what I mean.  But ifContinue reading “Yearn”

Bishop Michael Curry: Miracle Donkey or Whore Mule?

The dislocated union of promiscuous wife and distraught husband is the most powerful picture in the entire Bible. No other poetic device or theme comes as close to conveying the smitten and lovingly-steadfast heart of God. In short, the juxtaposition of adultery and fidelity – God-amnesia and Jesus-fascination – is the premier theme of all HolyContinue reading “Bishop Michael Curry: Miracle Donkey or Whore Mule?”

Song of Solomon: Virginal Wooing

Have you ever ordered more pizza than you needed? Like me, you probably tried to eat it all because you’d spent the money but also had some tasty cold pizza left over for breakfast the next day. Blogging through our Song of Solomon series has been a little like this for me: far too muchContinue reading “Song of Solomon: Virginal Wooing”

Song of Solomon: The most important verse in the Bible (part two)

~ I am very dark, but lovely,     O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar,     like the curtains of Solomon ~ Songs 1:5 Our Obsession with the Outward Other than all being blokes with varying degrees of sex appeal, what do Dale Winton, Donald Trump and Bradley Cooper all have in common? They allContinue reading “Song of Solomon: The most important verse in the Bible (part two)”

Snog of Solomon: Kisses (part one)

“Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth! For your love is better than wine” ~ Songs 1:2 ~ Kisses We all love a kiss even if it’s a TCP-infused kiss from your Grandpa or a hairy peck on the cheek from an old family friend. Kisses can be tolerated and wiped awayContinue reading “Snog of Solomon: Kisses (part one)”

Song of Solomon: When We Don’t Want to Eat (Introduction)

Jack is a young lad who goes to the same gym as us – I guess he must be in his very early twenties – and, very unusually for any bloke in the gym, recently opened up to me while we were stood recovering together next to the leg extension machine. I’d asked him, “howContinue reading “Song of Solomon: When We Don’t Want to Eat (Introduction)”