“Our celebration alters the working year, dominates broadcasting, advertising, children’s expectations and the food we likely eat for months, and we Christians complain that not enough of the content of our faith is included in the all-pervading cultural celebration.”
Yes, the emphasis our society puts on beauty is disproportionate, but let’s not throw the babes out with the bathwater.
As a nation, we should stand with the family of Drummer Lee Rigby and mourn his tragic loss, but Jonty Langley also challenges us to ask some difficult questions of ourselves.
With another US shooting at the weekend, Jonty Langley considers the ‘freedom’ which guns claim to bring.
I doubt whether it’s a coincidence that the period of my life during which my attitude to sex was at its least flexible and accommodating, my own sexual life was easily at its most chaotic and unrighteous.
Some situations provide so much natural comedy they make you almost forget you may be making your wife a widow soon.
In church, we dare not let our neighbour in the pew know of our unconquered sin because they are righteous and they would only condemn. And our neighbours think the same of us.
If you’re reading this, you’re (hopefully) still alive. That makes you one of a few survivors. May God have mercy on your soul.
Now you, being an informed kind of person, may think that superhitech singing Kiwi robots with killer dance moves and a pitiless desire for global domination have little in common with the most famous prediction of political philosopher and White House advisor, Francis Fukuyama. But, you would be wrong.