Tag Archives: truth

The power in telling the truth

Ozymandias (aka Trump) vilifies the mainstream press so much because he knows the unfettered, uncowed written word is ultimately the greatest threat to his attempt to hold what he craves: absolute power. The familiar saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” became a proverb because it’s true. Today Michael Scammell cites a good example […]

Tell it slant

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” Emily Dickinson advised. “Too bright for our infirm Delight / The Truth’s superb surprise / … / The Truth must dazzle gradually / Or every man be blind.” Someone, unquestionably well meaning and hungry for something more, once asked after one of my sermons (back in the […]

Listening with the heart

The miracle of Pentecost was not about speaking in tongues; it was about hearing with clarity. The Spirit of God was poured out on all flesh not that we might speak in unfamiliar languages but that we might hear a familiar truth whatever our language, whatever the differences that distinguish and seem to separate us. […]