My sincere thanks to volunteer readers and commentators for helping prepare my book on the Revelation of John. The provisional title is “The Revelation for normal Christians”. There is a dedicated page on this blog and it will be updated with book chapters and visual aids on a frequent basis.
If this book ever gets published any proceeds from the hard copy will go to the Lighthouse Baptist Church.
If you should feel the need to write a glowing poem
Please desist, take some tea, reflect on where I’m going.
You will not hear my laughter, light upon the breeze.
My smile is not in sunshine nor movement in the trees.
An inert body fresh interred means my voice cannot be heard
And no trite piece of rhyme should ease your loss nor mine.
Agree with me to shun – eschew – the syrup-sickly lies
Contract our pact to face – embrace – everybody dies.
The hope my body rests in is divine, creative Word
Let the tired cliches rest. like me. in peace.
Usually I feel weary reading “Christian” comment on current affairs and I realise we are not in an age of wise christian reflection. Even the “Cranmer” blog has become dull and sometimes small minded but recently he adopted a new colleague “Brother Ivo” who sometimes shares enlightening gospel glimpses. Check this link and see if you find it helpful.
The name of Clarence (known as C. L.) Franklin is not so well known in British church circles but he was for a long time the most famous preacher in the USA. He was also daddy of Aretha Franklin and most of us have heard of her. This post is just to draw attention to a fascinating article about his life which majors on the musical/cultural side. Here is the link
It is tempting to try to draw conclusions but perhaps it is better to just read the story and ponder.