If ageing is not to become an accrual of regrets about loss and unrealised ambitions, present life needs careful nurture about our attitudes to relationships and goals. From Will Willimon: I believe that a fundamental secret of successful ageing is learning to affirm the lives God gives us in the face of regret that God …

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Will Willimon borrows from Shakespeare’s King Lear as a profound illustration of the wreckage of old age lived as a season where responsibility is relinquished but control remains tightly grasped. The result is personal and relational wreckage. While the circumstance is tragic, the true tragedy is Lear’s character, the traits of which are not new, …

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Twenty years or more ago I talked with a Christian lady who mentioned that Psalm 90’s poetical expression ‘The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble,’ reflected her experience of life was teaching her what the ‘toil and trouble’ those who …

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 3 6. Q. Did God create man evil and perverse like this? A. No. On the contrary, God created man good and in his image, that is, in true righteousness and holiness, so that he might rightly know God his Creator, love him with his whole heart, and live with …

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