If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NIV)
An enthusiastic student gave an amazing history presentation to a class.
Originally published in 2007, this post received a lot of interesting and often helpful comments over the years. Instead of trying to re-post them under the re-published post, I've published them below.
Originally published in October 2007, this post eventually received a goodly number of comments which added to the conversation. I will be adding them in a separate post linked to here and at the end of this one.
This post has long been in the pipeline (no pun intended). In fact, I had written the first draft only a day before John Piper wrote about David Instone-Brewer’s work on divorce. Then Andreas Kostenberger added his voice to the discussion. So I wish to state I am not jumping on the bandwagon, merely carrying on with what I was intending to do anyway.
Written by Daddy for Kylie and Jack.
Here's a story, y'ear?
Once upon a time there was a Gaellic people group called the Months. Not the French, not Japanese, not Egyptians...Months.
This is their story.
I’m going to outline here a series of steps – a program if you like – which will enhance your reading of How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. It might seem a bit presumptuous and patronizing to do so, but I’m only looking out for your own good. Yes, I know that last bit sounds patronizing too, but I’m serious. There’s a way to read this book that will give you lots of pleasure, and a way to read it that will have you rolling your eyes.
Here, then, is the first step on the path to reading pleasure when it comes to How to Train Your Dragon…