There is a rumour that The Song of Solomon has more commentaries than any other Biblical book.
That may be so, but in my experience, as someone who holds a Theology degree but doesn't know Hebrew, as someone committed to a literal interpretation of the Song of Solomon before turning to allegorical/metaphorical interpretations, and as someone who doesn't have massive chunks of my week to study, this is a very useful commentary.
I decided to study the entire book of Song of Songs, inspired by the sermons of Tom Nelson from Denton Bible College, bit by bit. I devised myself a plan, 4-5 verses a day, which would mean a period of about 7 weeks to do the book justice… Read more
Newton Faulkner is a gifted guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He combines a raw talent with a great ear for a tune, but hasn't produced any material that feels either derivative or cliched. He confesses to having very little guitar/singer-songwriter artists on his personal playlists which seems remarkable. Live he is quite quite brilliant on guitar; again, remarkable when you consider he's singing along at the same time.
This being his third album there is always the need to demonstrate something new, while also not wanting to alienate your original fans. I'm not convinced artists have to always reinvent themselves, but show me how you've grown. In this aspect Newton's 3rd album… Read more
In under 200 pages the Children's Society consider, assess and critique a range of topics that frame children's lives. Running throughout the book is the argument that 'excessive individualism' is the root of much that is wrong in society. The blurb reads, " 'A Good Childhood' provides the facts on the state of childhood in the UK today and provides suggestions for how it could be made better for all chidren, giving them the values they need to be happy and to flourish" - and it does!
It reviews the following themes: family, friends, lifestyle, values, schooling, mental health, and inequalities. The content of each chapter is clear headed and… Read more