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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SF 25- Walking your faith in a fallen world (Psalms of Lament)

podcast prayer Jun 13, 2019

For the past several episodes of the Standfast-cast, George and Karen Grant have discussed the effectual power of the Psalms for the Christian life.

In this ongoing discussion, they zero in on the “Psalms of Lament,” those remarkable Psalms where the aches and hurts of this fallen...

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The Work of the Pastor

baxter church reformation Jun 10, 2019

If Charles Haddon Spurgeon is justly known as the “Prince of Preachers,” then with equal justice Richard Baxter ought to be considered the “Prince of Pastors.”  According to J.I. Packer, Baxter was “incomparable” in his zeal and effectiveness as a shepherd...

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SF 24- Dealing with grief & disappointment with Psalms

podcast prayer Jun 06, 2019

Join George and Karen Grant’s discussion on this podcast episode about using the Psalms in times of grief and disappointment. Karen reminds us of the power of Psalm 23 and George picks up themes from Psalm 46 and 55.

In a sense, they assert, the Psalms can be a “toolbox” for...

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