In the Mind of a Man

A friend called the other day and asked if the terror attacks in Europe would be altering our plans to go to Prague. Actually, the thought never entered our minds. Earthy security is an illusion, a wishful notion, an impossible quest. The only place where a body and soul are safe and secure is in […]

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Stand Immoveable

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 Charles Spurgeon comments on this wonderful promise, “He stands firm who stands in God . . . Like pillars, the godly stand immoveable, to the glory of the Great Architect. What’s your burden […]

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Four Words

In his book The Disciplines of Grace, R. Kent Hughes traces out for us the first four commandments, calling them the first four words of grace. He compares them to a beautiful floral bouquet that must be held together for maximum effect. The maximum effect that he refers to is the “sweet power to love […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Twelve

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation:  Part Eleven ] In lecture twelve, Dr. Trueman discusses Luther’s writing of On Secular Authority (1523). This has been an important document for Lutherans in view of Nazi Germany and the Lutheran response. Dr. Trueman reminds us that we must be careful when interpreting the past from the mindset […]

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Happy Mother’s Day 2017

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Psalm 127:4 As arrows are shot on a trajectory, they go in one of 2 directions: the way they would go or the way they should go. Charles Bridges, in his wonderful commentary on Proverbs, puts it this way: “An existence […]

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Mother’s Day in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic celebrated its first Mother’s Day in 1926. Alice Masarykova, daughter of the President of Czechoslovakia, was instrumental in establishing this holiday. However, the communist later inaugurated Woman’s Day on March 8, which is still celebrated by many in Central and Eastern Europe. Woman’s Day is controversial owing to its politicized and propagandized […]

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World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians

Franklin Graham said the following in USA Today: We must give voice to those persecuted, educating the world about rampant and unchecked oppression. That’s why this week, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, is bringing more than 600 persecuted Christians and advocates from 130 countries to Washington for our first ever […]

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Community Pool: May 10

This week’s Community Pool includes some important topics as well as a beautiful song by Shane & Shane that you can download for free. 53 People in the Bible Confirmed Archaeologically Here you will find a list of people mentioned in the Bible that have been identified in the archaeological record along with documentation. Eternal […]

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House of Bread: From Lamenting to Bitterness

[Part 5:  House of Bread: Defining Hesed ] What do you say to someone who verbally expresses their love and commitment to you at a time when you desperately need such confirmation? I’ll never forget my pastor walking into the ICU after the doctor told me I should take my mother off life support. At the […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Eleven

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Ten ] In lecture 11, Dr. Trueman completes his discussion of Luther at the Diet of Worms. Luther stands behind his writings and refuses to recant. The Spanish delegates demand that he be burned at the stake, but Luther is immediately whisked away, leaving the room in chaos. Luther now begins […]

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