Going Down

In London the world’s super rich are digging deep for more leisure space. I guess it’s a good idea. They can get used to going down below, and if the leisure space has a sauna they can get used to the heat as well. [Read more...]

The Royal Portal

The Royal Portal at Chartres Cathedral. See Christ enthroned in eternal majesty. See him supported by the mystical winged beasts who are the gospel writers. See him surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, the patriarchs and prophets, the apostles and martyrs. This great image: a vast icon in stone reveals and conceals Christ [Read More...]

Splendor

When faced with such inexplicable splendor, any Christian must stop and ask, “What is this about? Why did someone take such trouble, go to such expense and make such sacrifices to create a temple such as this?” The simple Protestant may well protest and say, “But this is money that could be spent on the [Read More...]

Beauty and Liberation

“If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. Only in this friendship do we experience beatuty and [Read More...]

The Day I Met Mother Teresa

My friend James had been brought up in India, so when he asked me in 1985 if I wanted to go to India with him for three weeks I jumped. We went on the tourist trail in Northern India, and wound up in Calcutta. James and I had taken a collection in England for Mother [Read More...]

Evangelicals and Anglicans

I have, from time to time, been critical of Evangelical Protestants and Anglicans. I don’t apologize for this. I think it’s okay to criticize as long as you try honestly to see your own faults, and accept the criticism of others with good humor. However, I also want to record the good stuff I received [Read More...]


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