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STANDING AT THE GATE OF THE YEAR (New Year, 2018)

In his Christmas Broadcast in 1939 George VI, quoted some words by (at the time) an unknown poet, that struck a chord with a country facing an uncertain future: ‘And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” […]

THE GOD OF GRACE (Advent 4, 2017)

The best known Christian hymn/song today – at least here in the UK – is ‘Amazing Grace’. Sung by Christians and non-Christians alike, it was written by John Newton (1725-1807), a former slave trader and clergyman, as a personal testimony to how God, by grace (God’s love and favour bestowed upon undeserving sinners like us […]