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Exiled Preacher · 2M ago

Seven Leaders: Preachers and Pastors by Iain H. Murray

Banner of Truth Trust, 2017, 279pp The author wrote this book out of the conviction that lessons of abiding importance may be learned from godly and able preachers and pastors across the age...
Exiled Preacher · 2M ago

Too young to die? by Andrew Stone

Day One Publications, 2017, 125pp I can't really attempt to review this book, as it's difficult to be objective about the story of a family who are dear friends of ours and members of Provid...
Exiled Preacher · 2M ago

The Value of a Soul

O teach me what it meaneth:  That Cross uplifted high,With One, the Man of Sorrows,  Condemned to bleed and die.O teach me what it cost Thee  To make a sinner whole;And teach me, Saviour, te...
Exiled Preacher · 3M ago

The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson

Virago, 2015, 322pp Another holiday read. Over the last few years I have made my way though Robinson's Gilead trilogy; Gilead, Home and Lila. I have been entranced by the fictional world she...
Exiled Preacher · 3M ago

"Fetch down some knowledge from the clouds": the pedagogy of Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts 1674-1748Writing up a review of The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson I was reminded of what she had to say on Isaac Watts's contribution to pedagogy. In her chapter on t...
Exiled Preacher · 3M ago

God created all men equal

 “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal”, so says the American Declaration of Independence. Race riots in Charlottesville, USA have led to those words being...
Exiled Preacher · 3M ago

Dunkirk

Saw this last Saturday. The film shows the Dunkirk evacuation from the perspectives of land 'The Mole', Sea and Air. Out of the hundreds of thousands involved, Nolan focuses attention on a h...
Exiled Preacher · 3M ago

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Faber and Faber, 2006 edition, 282pp This is the second of two books I read while on holiday in France. The first was The Givenness of Things by Marilynne Robinson. More of that in another r...
Exiled Preacher · 3M ago

Inventing ourselves: some comments on gender self-identification proposals

The Minister for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening has announced a government proposal on altering the legal requirements involved in a person changing their gender identity. The curren...
Exiled Preacher · 4M ago

Holiday reading