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The Reason for Missions

(Excerpt from John Piper’s “Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions”)

“When God brought his indictment of his own people to a climax in Romans 2:24, he said, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” That is the ultimate problem in the world.

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Robinson on the Rise

Everywhere I turn this month, Marilynne Robinson appears. I couldn’t be happier. I only came across her thanks to Michael Dirda singing the praises of her first novel, … 106 more words

Primo Levi : no suicide - his newly published Complete Works

When Primo Levi died in 1987 at age 67, after falling down the stairwell of his apartment building in Turin, Italy, his fellow writer and survivor Elie Wiesel delivered an epigrammatic coroner’s report: “Primo Levi died at Auschwitz forty years later.” 878 more words


The Midnight Man.

On the last day, I heard Daddy crying. He thought I was sleeping, but I wasn’t; my head hurt, and when I did fall asleep, the dreams always woke me up. 2,511 more words


In time, the greenery
thickens. Even on
the myriad islands.

My bedroom window faces sunrise.
Only a block away,
the nun’s opens onto sunset.

Our parks are renowned… 38 more words


Food Poem - Butter by Elizabeth Alexander

My mother loves butter more than I do,

more than anyone. She pulls chunks off

the stick and eats it plain, explaining

cream spun around into butter!

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The sonnets are coming! The sonnets are coming!!!

I confess I have been a bit under the weather, however, this is not the only reason I am a bit late in posting.

I have discovered a few things about the nature of this kind of work: 490 more words