Good News: November 5, 2010
The Good News from November 5 is now available for download:
This issue includes an article is adapted from a sermon delivered by Julia de Peyster on October 24 on the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector.
T.S. Eliot, a lion of Anglo-Catholicism and master of mystery himself, captures the Pharisee’s essence best in his poem, The Hollow Men:- We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass.
There is also an article titled “The Many Renditions of Amazing Grace”, based on the recent Adult Forum by Peter Lea-Cox and The Reverend Ronald Englund.
John Newton had been engaged in slave trading when he experienced a spiritual awakening that led him to write the words for Amazing Grace. The Dictionary of American Hymnology terms it as Newton’s “spiritual autobiography in verse.” He eventually joined with William Wilberforce, who led the abolition of slavery in Great Britain…