First Things assistant editor Kevin Staley-Joyce has pointed out that blogger Marcel LeJeune at Aggie Catholics has posted a list of the “ Top 15 Phrases Not Found in the Bible .” Here’s a sample:

3.  “The Lord (or God) works in mysterious ways”

Comes from a hymn (“God Moves in a Mysterious Way”) by William Cowper, who lived in the 18th century.


The rest of the list is well worth a look, too, as are the many comments, some offering corrections and alternate sources.

Articles by Mary Ellen Kelly

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