Where Christ shows his gracious power

Richard Sibbes, in The Bruised Reed: "When blindness and boldness, ignorance and arrogance, weakness and willfulness, meet together in men, it renders them odious to God, burdensome in society, dangerous in their counsels, disturbers of better purposes, intractable and incapable of better direction, miserable in the issue. Where Christ shows his gracious power in weakness,... Continue Reading →

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The Game of Christian Education

  Carl Trueman, in his lectures on the Reformation, points out that though Luther said in 1520 that liturgy should be in the vernacular, he didn't make that change until 5 years later, in 1525. Why wait 5 years before making a change Luther was convicted was necessary? Trueman: "People are disturbed enough by what's... Continue Reading →

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Currently reading A.J. Langguth's Revolutionary War history, Patriots. It's excellent - fast-paced, full of memorable character sketches, and considering the time span it covers, quite clear in laying out the causes and context of the events. Langguth writes memorably about Colonel William Prescott, one of the heroes of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Prescott was clearly... Continue Reading →

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