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The Wisdom of a German Pastor

The Wisdom of a German Pastor

When I first started writing, I became fascinated by German Romanticism, the art and literature.  I discovered the brilliantly strange writer ETA Hofman, but also the warm, down to earth writings of Johan Peter Hebel (1760-1826), a teacher and pastor from Baden. Among his fans were Tolstoy and Kafka. One of my all time favourite … Continue reading

The Space of Words

The Space of Words

The Christian Bible begins with ‘In the beginning was the word’. This is one of the most famous lines in English, and yet nobody today really knows what it means. Part of it is that it has been translated several times, never a good way to obtain clarity of meaning, but more importantly, we live … Continue reading