Monthly Archives: July 2017

Remember to forget

Immanuel Kant was one of the greatest European philosophers. Yet even his brilliant mind found it hard to cope with the reality of human shortcomings. There’s a wistful line in his journal which simply said, ‘Remember to forget Lampe.’ Lampe … Continue reading

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Alive in our hearts

Anna Pavlova was probably the greatest ballerina of all time. But her most memorable performance took place after her death. She was to play the role she made famous, the Dying Swan, at the Apollo Theatre in London. Tragically, she … Continue reading

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But on a day like this!

The account of how Jesus appeared to two disciples on the lonely road to Emmaus is one of the most poignant stories in the Bible, and reminds us of the Easter message that no matter who we are or what … Continue reading

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“No matter how hard they try, they can’t get rid of the Cross!”

During those dark years when atheistic Communism dominated East Germany, there was a symbol which brought hope and comfort to many who had refused to abandon their faith. It was a huge TV tower built to broadcast atheistic propaganda. Near … Continue reading

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Mysteries of life

Have you ever wondered why doctors and lawyers call what they do practice? And why is abbreviation such a long word? Why is a boxing ring square? What was the best thing before sliced bread? And how did a fool … Continue reading

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Whispering hope

One of the nineteenth century’s best known song writers was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs are still sung around camp fires the world over. But probably the best loved was Whispering Hope, whose lyrics say: … Continue reading

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From nobodies to somebodies

Most of us daydream about suddenly discovering that we are heirs to a fortune we never knew of, and that we are no longer nobodies. That was how the gospel seemed to those who first heard it. In a world … Continue reading

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Agnosticism versus Christianity

Harry Ironside, a well-known preacher of yesteryear, was once challenged to a public debate by Arthur Morrow Lewis, a well-known unbeliever. The subject was to be “Agnosticism versus Christianity.” Ironside accepted the challenge with one condition: and that was that … Continue reading

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‘Once I had everything but money. Now I have nothing but money’

In her day Betsey Patterson was regarded as the most beautiful woman in America, so much so that Napoleon’s youngest brother became infatuated with her and married her. Well, that was just the start of a remarkable life, but in … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule and the secret of happiness

Bernard Rimland, of the Institute for Child Behavior Research, was fascinated with the subject of what it is that makes for happiness. So, he conducted a study on the principle of the Golden Rule – ‘do unto others as you … Continue reading

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