That was the harsh lesson learned by Bilbo Baggins, when he left his Shire in support of the free world. And even though the Hobbits were initially oblivious to it, the battle eventually came to them regardless. The rise of Mordor was simply too powerful and too dangerous an event to countenance, even for the little people in the Shire
Picture of some MP’s Bending the Knee
Fabulous – sing along
The question of music in worship has been a bone of contention for years. If there is anything likely to split a church, it’s the music or the colour of the hymn books (or in more up to date settings, the use of Powerpoint slides)
My own point of view is that I really don’t mind too much as long as it draws me closer. I’m a 60’s man, so my musical tastes tend to be 60’s trippy stuff.
But I’ve learned to appreciate English choral tradition and orthodox chant so what I post here are personal likes. I hope you enjoy them too
I was fascinated by an article in Unherd:
One of the people mentioned in the article is a fascinating character, Artist and Author Paul Kingsnorth. The following article deserves serious reading