Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lost Lyrics - Hail to the Lord's Anointed

Never really noticed these words by James Montgomery (1771-1854) before.

Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
great David's greater Son!
Hail, in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captive free,
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

He comes, with succour speedy,
to those who suffer wrong;
to help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong;
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
were precious in his sight.

He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in his path to birth;
before him, on the mountains,
shall peace the herald go;
and righteousness, in fountains,
from hill to valley flow.

Kings shall fall down before him,
and gold and incense bring;
all nations shall adore him,
his praise all people sing;
to him shall prayer unceasing
and daily vows ascend,
his kingdom still increasing,
a kingdom without end.

O'er every foe victorious,
he on his throne shall rest;
from age to age more glorious,
all-blessing and all-blest.
the tide of time shall never
his covenant remove;
his name shall stand for ever,
his changeless Name of love.

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Bible and Critical Theory....

A brief look at this on-line Journal makes me think I'll be back for a deeper and longer look.

The Bible and Critical Theory

"The Bible and Critical Theory is an exploratory and innovative online scholarly journal for biblical studies, published by the Bible and Critical Theory Seminar. The journal explores the intersections between critical theory, understood in the broad sense, and biblical studies. It publishes peer-reviewed articles that investigate the contributions from critical theory to biblical studies, and contributions from biblical studies to critical theory. The journal has an active series of book reviews, which are published as they are ready."

Monday, June 06, 2011

Open Lectures... Dr. Luke Bretherton Tuesday 21 June 2011

William Booth College is pleased to invite you to an open day with Dr. Luke Bretherton to be held on Tuesday 21 June 2011 in the Assembly Hall.

Luke is a Senior Lecturer in Theology & Politics and Convenor of the Faith and Public Policy Forum at King's College London. Prior to King’s he was Director of Studies of an ordination training course for Anglican, Methodist and United Reform clergy and before that Research Director of the St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. In addition he has worked with a variety of faith based NGOs, mission organisations, and churches in a wide range of cultural contexts both in the UK and abroad (notably, East Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia). His most recent books include:

  • Luke Bretherton (2010) Christianity and Contemporary Politics: The Conditions and Possibilities of Faithful Witness Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell 
  • Luke Bretherton (2010) Hospitality as Holiness: Christian Witness Amid Moral Diversity  Aldershot: Ashgate 
  • Luke Bretherton, Russell Rook (2010) Living Out Loud: Conversations about Virtue, Ethics and Evangelicalism Milton Keynes: Paternoster Press 

 We look forward to spending the day having our thinking stimulated and challenged particularly within and around the concept of Hospitality as Holiness and invite you to be part of the day with us.

Registration is from 9:10 - 9:40 before opening worship at 9:45. Luke will present two sessions before lunch either side of a coffee break . A Q&A session will follow an interview after lunch with the day aiming to conclude by 3pm.

Please note that parking at WBC is not available but lunch is free!

Please register through emailing gordon[dot]cotterill[at]salvationarmy[dot]org[dot]uk