Author Archives: Emily

10 More Things

1. The thrill of going fast on my bike 2. Salted caramel cookies 3. Friends who can make me laugh just by sending whatsapp messages 4. The smell of old books 5. Handel’s Messiah 6. The smell of laundry drying … Continue reading

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10 things

1. Sunshine 2. The smell of the air in the morning 3. Tickets for a nice cinema that cost less than going to chain 4. Good, honest conversation with friends who are wise and kind 5. Functioning heating in my … Continue reading

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A Surprising Addiction

I love Table Talk Radio. Anyone who has listened to even one episode of this bizarre, persistently amateur yet strangely compelling radio show will know that it’s quite something to admit this publicly. But I am so hooked that I … Continue reading

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“Please will you do my job for me?”

C.S. Lewis offered the following pointer to aspiring writers. It is sound advice to all of us who desire to communicate well. 4. In writing. Don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the … Continue reading

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Life Together – Extras

For Christians the beginning of the day should not be burdened and oppressed with besetting concerns for the day’s work. At the threshold of the new day stands the Lord who made it. All the darkness and distraction of the … Continue reading

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Life Together

The death and the life of the Christian is not determined by his own resources; rather he finds both only in the Word that comes to him from the outside, in God’s Word to him. The Reformers expressed it this … Continue reading

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The Humanity of God

God’s divinity rightly understood includes his humanity. Where do we learn this? How is this statement justified and what indeed demands it? It is a Christological statement, or rather a statement based on and to be developed out of Christology. … Continue reading

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What’s the value of the Old Testament?

I’ve been wondering recently about the importance of the Old Testament. I think it’s become quite popular to harp on about how all of Scripture speaks of Jesus, and so we should teach and preach the whole Bible. I don’t … Continue reading

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On Mozart & Creation

Karl Barth (1886-1968) was known to start each day listening to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In writing about the influence and importance of the man’s music, particularly in light of the tragic historical events that loomed large in … Continue reading

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Luther on Genesis 5

​“This is the rule, that cross and affliction always precede comfort. God does not comfort any unless they are sad, just as He also does not give life to any unless they are dead and does not declare any righteous … Continue reading

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