Endurance: From Beginning to End

The race really does go to the tortoise and not the hare.  It is perseverance that ultimately will win the prize, not knowledge, not talent, and not connections.  It is that undying tenacity that sets itself on the end, that finishes the race, that completes the task, and that fulfills...

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SF 16- The Man We Weren't Supposed to Know About (Bunyan)

podcast Apr 11, 2019

John Bunyan is a man you and I weren’t every supposed to hear about. In fact, the people who imprisoned him for the better part of 17 years declared that his name should forever perish.

Ironically, that statement is engraved in stone- and we have no idea of the name of the man who made the...

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Word Play: Doxology

words Apr 08, 2019

A doxology is a short chorus of praise to the Lord, often sung as a stand-alone piece or as a coda at the conclusion of psalms, hymns, or canticles. The word comes from the Greek doxa, meaning, “appearance” or “glory,” and logia, meaning, “study” or...

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SF 15- The Great Awakening, part 2- Jonathan Edwards

podcast Apr 04, 2019

In this talk we continue the discuss on The Great Awakening, focusing on America’s premier theologian, Jonathan Edwards (JE). In many ways, this man was George Whitefield’s (GW) exact opposite…

Whereas GW was a gifted orator; JE trembled and shook as he read his manuscripts.

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Doing Right

According to James Longstreet, “Error lives but a day.  Truth is eternal.”  The truth will prevail.  Right will endure.  Integrity will triumph in the end.  Justice and virtue are able to withstand every charge.  Such things are sufficient unto...

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SF 14- The Great Awakening, part 1- George Whitefield

Uncategorized Mar 28, 2019

 Before the Great Awakening, the colonies were really disconnected entities. Remember, the notion of a nation-state was a relatively new phenomenon.

The Great Awakening became important for a few reasons.

First, the prosperity experienced in the New World became a double-edged sword. It was...

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Elders and Deacons, Word and Deed

church gospel Mar 25, 2019

The heroine of My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle, captured the sentiment of most of us when she complained: “Words, words, words—I am so sick of words.  I get words all day through, first from him, now from you.  Is that all you blighters can do?”  She was tired of...

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SF 13- Spiritual freedom = political freedom, too

podcast Mar 21, 2019

It’s easy for us to “spiritualize” verses like Galatians 5:1- “It’s for freedom Christ set us free.”

However, all of these verses are to be lived-out in the present, in this life now. And, far from just giving us spiritual freedom (as incredible as that is),...

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Nouveau Pelagianism

In his Confessions, Augustine (354-430) describes mankind’s universal sinful bent as “concupiscence.” The Greek word epithumia (ἐπιθυμία) occurs 38 times in the New Testament. It describes the utter enfeebling of mankind’s freedom of will...

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SF 12- The perfect spiritual climate for revolution

podcast Mar 14, 2019

 

We’re back with Dr. Grant- from the library, of course.

This talks features a quick word study on “Y’all,” a rabbit trail which was completely unexpected.

That leads to a brief drop into the etymology of words, and that fact that southerners invented...

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