Category Archives: Current Events

Tyndale and the Lord of the Rings

If you’re wondering what those two have in common, check out this video promoting a new Tyndale oratorio. It’s the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, after all! Advertisements

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Peace to thee

A friend of mine just returned from a Holocaust conference in Germany. He briefed me on it over lunch today, not only on Nazi atrocities but on the uncongenial relationships between Europeans and Jews in history. Another friend of mine … Continue reading

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News

Today is J. R. R. Tolkien’s 125th birthday, and I’m opening a new poetry blog over at Middling Yard.  The new blog will showcase fantastic/Romantic/speculative poetry (hence the connection with Tolkien).  Here at The Middle Room, I’ll continue to post … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Glory be to God for dappled things – For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough; And all … Continue reading

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Now God Be With Us

Canada is in mourning. Most of my Christian friends are in mourning. You can hardly blame them. Canada has only one main media outlet (and a state-sponsored one at that), so their grasp of the US election is, shall we … Continue reading

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What God Ordains

What God ordains is always good, His will is just and holy; And though the path be wrought with thorns, I follow meek and lowly. My God indeed In every need Knows well how he will shield me. To him, … Continue reading

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The Feast of All Saints

The eternal gifts of Christ the King, The apostles’ glory, let us sing; And all with hearts of gladness raise Due hymns of thankful love and praise. For they the Church’s princes are, Triumphant leaders in the war, In heavenly … Continue reading

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