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When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines.

Samuel Rutherford

Posted 2 days 4 hours ago

The Manchester Art Gallery contains treasures old and new. In its collections are some pictures by Victorian painter William Holman Hunt (d. 1910). As a Pre-Raphaelite, his pictures are vivid, life-life and detailed. He had a particular interest in themes pertaining to Christ.

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A friend at North Preston Evangelical Church recently invited me to sign an online petition to Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson. This Wilton Park Report is really quite scandalous.

Petition to: The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Posted 3 days 13 hours ago

This is a rather pretty picture of the old city of Jerusalem. In the foreground is the Hinnom Valley, in the background, Mount Zion. In fact, it is an incredibly significant picture, and one that requires a decision from every human being alive. Heaven or hell? The pretty picture above is in fact a depiction of both.

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Posted 6 days 15 hours ago

When English Heritage tries to persuade me to join it, I point out the very few properties it has in the region in which I live. It really is quite noticeable on their maps. One they do have, however, is Goodshaw Chapel in Rossendale, a Baptist church building which is now essentially a museum. It opens annually, however, for worship on its anniversary.