Parenting vs. Guerrilla Warfare

Last Saturday I walked over to our local soccer field to meet up with my family. It was team picture day so various groups lined the fence in their bright-colored uniforms, looking like little escapees from a box of Crayola crayons. My eyes and ears drifted to one small boy who was refusing to cooperate, […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Sixteen

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Fifteen ] In lecture 16, Dr. Trueman continues discussion of Zwingli and the Swiss Reformation. However, the main emphasis is on the Lord’s Supper and the contrast of views among the reformers. Trueman spends much of the time explaining the context in which these men lived and its bearing on […]

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Katharina Luther: Nun, Rebel, Wife in Review

Would it be too much to say that part of being human is to love a good story? I believe we were created with the ability to learn significant truths from the stories we read and hear, often times unaware that anything at all has transpired. But then the bits and pieces come together over […]

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Dipping into the Community Pool: September 23

Here’s a small collections of items that caught our attention this week. Spurgeon and the Hurricane of 1878 “Charles Spurgeon can offer encouragement to those struggling in the storm. On Sunday, March 24, 1878, a hurricane struck London. At around 4:00 PM, Spurgeon was mediating on Scripture when the silence was broken “by the noise […]

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From Earth to Heaven

Little children love their nighttime routines as long as they can extend them past the designated hour of bedtime. I usually tried my parents’ patience by whining and moaning—aided and abetted by my brother’s teasing— but all I got for the fuss was a quick ticket to bed. That really wasn’t such a bad thing, […]

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The Boneyard

Last spring we packed our things and headed for Charleston. The historic district is one of our favorite places to hang out, although I’m not sure hanging out would describe our activities there. Normally, I spend days wandering around with my camera equipment, shooting black ironwork, cobblestone road patterns, and a hundred other fascinating details […]

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Dipping into the Community Pool: September 18

There’s a lot to share this week, from the Protestant Reformation to Sally Quinn’s shocking admission that she’s an occultist. A short and sweet account of how the Protestant Reformation began. In the same vein, here’s an interesting article on Tetzel and his views on purgatory. “Don’t Be Caught Without a Confession” by Michael Reeves […]

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Show and Tell

There’s a helpful technique writers use when telling a story called “show, don’t tell.” For example, I might write, There was a girl in the adjoining room. I’ve conveyed the facts, but nothing more. A more indirect way of expressing the same idea might be, John sensed he wasn’t alone even though the room appeared […]

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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Fifteen

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Fourteen ] In lecture 15, Dr. Trueman discusses the The Bondage of the Will. Part of this discussion includes the contrast between Augustine and Luther, Augustine focusing on the fall, Luther on the nature of our being (ontology). Luther believed Erasmus destroyed the Gospel because he made it something man can […]

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DoSlova Launched

Sunday, September 10th, marked the official beginning of DoSlova, the new church plant in Prague. We thought you might like to “meet” some of the launch team members, so we’ve posted videos below for you to get a glimpse of God’s goodness in bringing this community together for His glory. Pastor Jake Hunt wrote the […]

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