The Beauty & Glory of the Reformation: Day Two

[  The Beauty & Glory of the Reformation:  Day One ] Have you even been so captivated by a speaker that time seemed non-existent and the space you occupied faded from your conciousness? That has been our experience at the Prince Center the past few days. We walk into the conference room, take our seats, and […]

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The Beauty & Glory of the Reformation

I rolled out of bed this morning, slipped on my running shoes, and walked outside where cool air greeted me for the first time since last winter. How wonderful it is to be in Grand Rapids! We actually arrived yesterday and spent the afternoon hiking through the woods on the campus of Calvin College. The […]

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In the Days of Noah

We’re working our way up to Grand Rapids this week for the Puritan Reformed Seminary annual conference. Since Ark Encounter is about the halfway point for us—situated in Florence, Kentucky— we decided to stop by and see what’s changed since our last visit, and I’m so glad we did. Many of the exhibits have been […]

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Facts, Feelings, and the Quest for Self-Esteem

Margaret Mead once said, “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Her almost prophetic words distill for us the cultural shift that has transpired right before our eyes—everyone receives a trophy, everyone is special, everyone has a personal brand to promote. Labeled as the national wonder drug, self-esteem permeates every crack […]

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Shepherding Our Children

Clarence Darrow, defending attorney for John T. Scopes in the Scopes “Monkey” Trial, once commented: “The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents, the second half by our children.” Darrow’s father prided himself as a religious freethinker and was known as the “village infidel.” Darrow himself had only one child with his […]

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Crystal Blue Persuasion

About three years ago I was sitting in a friend’s living room on a Saturday morning. Her children occupied themselves with Legos and drawing apps while Saturday morning children’s shows filled the room with colorful animation and catchy worded songs. I admit from the start that I’m not a TV watcher, but on this particular […]

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Happy Father’s Day

J. C. Ryle writes, “ It is the highest privilege to be the child of a godly father and mother and to be brought up in the midst of many prayers.” Between the years 1960 and 2016, the percentage of children living in families with two parents decreased from 88 to 69. So today, Father’s […]

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Community Pool: April 21

This week’s collection includes quite a variety of interesting and important topics.  We hope you find them helpful and informative.  Make sure you check out the new documentary on Martin Luther at the bottom of this page.  Nancy and I ordered it this morning after watching the trailer. Here is a nice list of Reformed […]

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The Next 500 Years

Ligonier has made their The Next 500 Years: 2017 National Conference available free online. The content includes main sessions—twelve altogether— by Derek Thomas, Sinclair Ferguson, Alistair Begg, Al Mohler, John MacArthur, Michael Reeves, Steven Lawson, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael Horton, Stephen Nichols, Stephen Tong, and Augustus N. Lopes. There are also Q&A panel sessions as well […]

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Cacophonous Clashes

The house was quiet. Brian and the boys had packed the car with baseball gear and left for their Monday night practice. I mindlessly filled the dishwasher with plates and silverware from the hurried dinner we had consumed an hour earlier and now looked forward to some quiet time with a book a friend had […]

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