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45 Years of Marriage

podcast Jun 04, 2020

On this edition of the StandfastCast George and Karen discuss marriage. They recorded the day before they celebrated their 45th anniversary—which afforded them the opportunity to look back and recall some of the most important lessons about marriage that they’ve learned through the...

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A Will Rogers Eleventary

eleventary Jun 01, 2020

Will Rogers was an American stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, and columnist. He’s known for the social commentary he infused into each of his media platforms.

1. “The short memories of the American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.”

2. “A...

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Gardening (Garden Graces)

podcast May 28, 2020

From the very beginning (Genesis 2:8), mankind has been at home in a garden. In all the intervening years, many of us have found solace from the wearying effects of this poor fallen world among the flowers and herbs, trees and vines, vegetables and fruits— despite the intrusions of weeds,...

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A Justice Scalia Eleventary

eleventary May 25, 2020

Antonin Scalia served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 until his death in 2016.

1. “Day by day, case by case, the Supreme Court is busy designing a Constitution for a country I do not recognize."

2. “The Supreme Court of the United States has...

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Lessons from the Coronavirus

podcast May 19, 2020

The Covid 19 novel coronavirus pandemic, though by no means unprecedented in human history, has nevertheless dramatically and unexpectedly changed our culture, our economy, our politics, and our lives in a host of different ways: with social distancing, quarantining, sheltering, shuttering, and...

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A John Calvin Eleventary

eleventary May 18, 2020

Known for his multi-volume theological treatise, The Institutes, John Calvin was first and foremost a practitioner. As pastor and reformer in Geneva during the Protestant Reformation, he shared the following— which make their way to this edition of Eleventary.

1. “We should ask God to...

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Learning from the places in the Bible we tend to skip + Colossians 4

All Scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-17). It’s all of value for all of life.

Yet there are certain passages we tend to “fly-over,” to borrow a term from Bible teacher Bruce Wilkinson. That is, we often see numbers, genealogies, or farewells at the end of...

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How to get the Word “in you” + Colossians 3

As lesson 3 begins, we reflect on when Scripture— and memorizing it— became important…

For some of us…

  • An activity (such as exercise, walking, or another time in which we could “stack” this on top of that) led us to do it.
  • Our childhood- we were encouraged...
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Reading the Bible “in all directions” + Colossians 2

In lesson 2 of the Colossians study, George talks about the importance of studying the Scripture.

Thomas Chalmers had been a pastor for eight years before he discovered the riches of diving deep into the Word. Then, upon doing so, he determined to make the Bible the Vode Mecham (“Book of...

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America's First Constitution = purely faith-based

history Apr 20, 2020

The first American constitution was ratified by the colony of New Haven in 1639. The entire community assembled in a newly erected barn where the eminent Puritan pastor John Davenport (1597-1670) preached and prayed earnestly—and then proposed fundamental articles for the governance of the...

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