Hampering Shepherds from Shepherding (with the Best of Intentions)

My Dear Twaddle-Tweeze:

Good intentions!  I’ll never cease to remind you that the road to Perdition lined with these.  I realize that ambitious amateur tempters would rather conspire spectacular scandals.  But particularly when it comes to territorial responsibilities like...

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George's Library (video tour)

 

They say we're the result of the people we interact with and the books we read.

If you’ve ever wondered what George keeps around the house on his shelves, or if you’ve ever wondered WHAT they’re talking about when the StandFast cast starts playing and you hear references to the...

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SF 29- Thomas Chalmers & how to forge a living faith

chalmers keystones podcast Jul 11, 2019

In this episode, George reintroduces us to one of his heroes in the faith, Thomas Chalmers. And, he talks about a new project on the horizon- the Keystones project.
Here’s the background…

Thomas Chalmers (March 17, 1780 – May 31, 1847) was born during a season in Scotland in...

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Shelf Life: The Hardy Boys’ Dad

book recommendations Jul 08, 2019

Edward Stratemeyer was arguably among the most prolific and influential American authors.  Indeed, he wrote more and sold more than almost any other writer who has ever lived anywhere at any time—some 1,300 novels selling in excess of 500 million copies.  He created more than 125...

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SF 28- Gene & Susan Hunt, two of our living heroes

On today’s StandFast Cast, George and Karen talk about two of their living heroes, Gene and Susan Hunt. Their longstanding ministry to and friendship with the Grants has largely shaped the focus of Parish, King’s Meadow, Franklin Classical, and StandFast.

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The Church and Modern Prometheanism

church theology worldview Jul 01, 2019

Like modern art, or an avant garde poem, or the latest haute fashions, secularism has always been hard to define.  Though often pronounced with algebraic lucidity, its topsy-turvy logic is often as unintelligible as the dog-Latin of monkish hexameters.  In practice, it is an odd attempt...

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SF 27- Francis and Edith Schaeffer- their lives, ministries, and books

George and Karen talk today about their mentors: Francis and Edith Schaeffer- their lives, their ministries, and their books. They even give a few tips on where to start if you’ve always wanted to be more familiar with the Schaeffer’s rich legacy.

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Shelf Life: A Short Practicum on Poetry

When we think of reading poetry, one classification frequently overlooked is that of the wonderful hymns of the ages. There are hymns for meditation upon every state of the heart.  Hymns divide the seasons of the year, and they speak eloquently for us when we can’t find words of our...

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SF 26- What we’re reading

George and Karen Grant discuss the books they are currently reading.

Karen is reading: “A Year with Peter Drucker” (Harper), “Coming Clean” by Kimberly Rae Miller (Houghton Mifflin), “Learning Evangelism from Jesus” by Jerram Barrs (Crossway), “Patina...

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Shelf Life: Pilgrim’s Progress

The great Victorian preacher, Charles Spurgeon, read it more than a hundred times.  E.M. Bounds kept a copy by his bedside and read from it every night before retiring.  Stonewall Jackson kept a copy in his knapsack throughout his Southern campaigns.  Its enduring value was...

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