An Amazing Journey

A simple shoebox. A simple shoebox filled with small gifts. A simple shoebox filled with small gifts that results in evangelism and discipleship of unreached peoples around the world. Each December, a group from our church volunteers time to the Samaritan’s Purse servicing center where we inspect donated shoeboxes and prepare them for international shipping. […]

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Light Painting

There’s an interesting technique in night photography called light painting. You secure your camera on a tripod, set the aperture at about f11, and then set the speed for 10-20 seconds. Since vehicles are always on the move, city streets provide the perfect venue. Movement is the key to light painting. Whatever moves disappears from […]

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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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A Sparrow in the House

I climbed to the top of a ladder and perched myself there, waiting for a mother bird to fly the nest. I thought I would see eggs, but to my surprise two baby birds awkwardly stretched their fuzzy necks upward in anticipation of breakfast. Quickly, I focused my lens and shot a few photos of […]

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Sheep and Goats

Why do we find it so difficult to live out Acts 1:8, the last command of Jesus to His followers? “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Sometimes I […]

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Sovereign Grace at Brookstone School

Rather than an overseas mission trip this summer, our church decided to build a team that would commit themselves to teaching the Bible to inner-city children in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brookstone School, an urban Christian school committed to educating under-resourced children academically from a Christian worldview, provided the venue. As it turned out, only a […]

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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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Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Fourteen

[ Carl Trueman on the Reformation: Part Thirteen] In lecture 14, Dr. Trueman discusses the famous humanist Desiderius Erasmus. Humanism looked back to the glory of the classics, with a belief that classical studies improved a person. Out of this arose a reforming zeal but no consensus as to how this should be accomplished. Erasmus, the […]

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Children, Take Note

A few months back we blogged about children in corporate worship. Our covenant children are a gift from God, and including them in the covenant community during times of worship is important because this is where the Word is preached and the sacraments are administered. We mentioned in the article various ways of training children […]

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Become Like Children

I have a confession to make. There wasn’t a carrot in existence that could have lured me into Vacation Bible School after the age of seven. One bad experience proved to be all it took to sour me on the idea, and that experience took place during recreation time. I can still picture my teacher […]

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