In his latest novel, Beatrice and Virgil, which relates an unusual friendship between a writer and a strange taxidermist, the prizewinning novelist Yan Martel refers to something which has...
Steve de Gruchy Memorial Lectu...1
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On the ghosts of anxiety3
When I took my car out of the garage on Monday morning, I could feel that something was seriously wrong, which it proved to be – the left front tyre was completely flat. I phoned for assistance, and about two and a half hours later, my patience by then wearing dangerously thin, a mechanic arrived in his little yellow bakkie, and took a look. It’s probably just a slow leak, he...Read More
Isaiah and Job are among the books of the Bible to which I constantly return, finding great pleasure in the imagery and the beauty of the language. Indeed, the book of Job contains some of the most moving poetry in the Bible. The Psalms deserve that honour, of course, but when God addresses Job directly in Chapter 38 – The Lord Speaks is the heading – one stands in awe,...Read More