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Posted 12 hours 55 min ago

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

Samuel Rutherford

Posted 1 day 14 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 28 min 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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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.

Posted 1 week 2 hours ago

I recently visited Bury Art Gallery. Some of the rooms were given over to modern installations which I did not understand, nor waste much time in attempting to do so. A couple of their rooms are dedicated to the classic, traditional art which the trendy curators, with their skinny jeans and hipster beards, no doubt find rather mundane and cliched.