Tag Archives: Charles DIckens

“The Misplaced Passion of Spectator Religion” (Jonah 4 sermon)

On this Father’s Day, many of us are remembering our dads — whether they are still with us, or like my dad, have gone on to be with the Lord. I can remember my father sitting in his recliner, watching … Continue reading

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Fleeting Laughter, Lasting Pain

Most of us have been guilty at some point of poking fun at someone without thinking of the pain it might be inflicting on them.  In Peter Ackroyd’s Dickens, he tells the story of John Coleman, who lived opposite the … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens on Criticism

“ … one of the reviewers [of Dickens’ books] suggested that ‘it does not appear certain to us that his books will live …’.  But what did Dickens make of such criticism?  A few weeks later he was walking with … Continue reading

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Sermon Illustrations from Peter Ackroyd’s “Dickens”

Preachers find illustrations for sermons from every sphere of life, including their own personal experiences and, of course, the hilarious things their children say.  Many pastors also glean sermon illustrations in the course of their reading as well.  I am currently … Continue reading

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“Our Eternal God” (Psalm 90:2)

     I thought we had answered the final question at our Outreach Luncheon a couple of Sundays ago — but there was one final request.  We had a great time at the luncheon, during which our guests and new members could … Continue reading

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“A Christmas Carol”

“The movie was not as good as the book” is a cliché for a reason: they rarely ever are!  I have enjoyed several versions of “A Christmas Carol” in movie form, but none of them can capture the vivid descriptions, … Continue reading

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