Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J S Bach (1685-1750)

This article first appeared in the August 2016 issue of our parish magazine.  you can read it again here: This is the most common English title for the 10th and last movement of the cantata “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben”, BWV 147 (“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”), composed by Johann Sebastian … More Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J S Bach (1685-1750)

Doubting Thomas

Doubt is a word that doesn’t always get a very good press in churches. Take our hymns.  “Through the night of doubt and sorrow”, or, from “Take my life and let it be”, “Many a conflict, many a doubt”. Doubt can be seen as a negative, a lack of faith. I would argue that that is not so. … More Doubting Thomas