Two posts on the blog All Things Expounded, on the subject Poets and Theologians (part 1 | part 2), tipped me off that Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892), the great nineteenth-century British “Prince of Preachers”, wrote a few poems and hymns, including a beautiful communion hymn. i love reading Spurgeon’s books and sermons, which are full of joy in Christ despite the immense hardships he faced. Spurgeon wrote the following poem, titled Immanuel (meaning, “God with us”; see Matthew 1:23), when he was 18. It appears in volume one of his Autobiography. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the first post of 2012 (yes, i know…), and also the first in a new feature on this blog. The intention is that it be a Weekly Web Watch, but calling it Weekend Web Watch will probably turn out to be more accurate… i follow a lot of different blogs and websites, and so here i plan to offer a round-up of recent findings around the Web which i have found significant, helpful, encouraging, challenging, or just plain quirky, as well as perhaps some older treasures.