Word Play: Cliché

words Mar 11, 2019

Clichés are by definition stock phrases or expressions that have become hackneyed, trite, or banal by overuse. They are worn-out platitudes, maxims, or truisms. They are tired and predictable declarations of self-evident truths. Clichés are, to use a cliché, old chestnuts....

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SF 11- The Gospel Story (App)

gospel history podcast Mar 07, 2019

We’re back with Ernie & Andy WITHOUT Dr. Grant for one more episode. In this talk we discuss this past summer’s trip to Scotland, which was part of the Gospel Story project.

This was a trip that Ernie headed, Dr. Grant helped host, and about 20 others (film crews, travelers)...

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Taking Every Thought Captive

We ought to bring our minds free, unbiased, and teachable, to learn our religion from the Word of God.” Isaac Watts

One of the basic demands of Christian discipleship, of following Jesus Christ, is to change our way of thinking. 

  • We are to “take captive every thought...
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SF 10- Ernie Talks About George

In this episode of the StandFast cast Ernie Yarbrough- who’s interviewed Dr. Grant before on the show- talks with Andy about his own journey into the wonderful world of Dr. Grant…

You’ll learn about the power of relationships, how most our highs and lows in life can be linked...

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Heed the Call

He didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t already know.  Nevertheless, his counsel proved to be invaluable.  He somehow was able to wrench my indecision and uncertainty out of the realm of the individual and the subjective and into the much surer and securer realm of the...

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SF 09- Six Things Your Church Can Do to End Poverty

In this episode we outline six things your church can do to end poverty.

1. Develop a robust deacons ministry

Elders work with words, deacons work with their hands. We need to keep the two unconfused, and make sure we do both. Notably, this ministry should begin on a very practical level "in...

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Shelf Life: Bad Books

From time to time I am asked why I only do positive book reviews.  Why don’t I do genuine criticism?  Why don’t I lambaste all the piffle, drivel, and swill that seems to subsume the publishing industry these days?  There are two simple reasons.  

First, I...

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SF 08- How the Early Church Empowered Both the Gospel & Good Deeds

We continue our conversation on the poor and needy among us with a quote from In The Shadow of Plenty:

“The church has largely failed her widows her orphans, her elderly, and her ill and informed. The church has largely failed to disciple young men to live lives of diligence, intensity,...

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Shelf Life: Augustine’s De Doctrina Christiana (On Christian Doctrine)

“The things of the Spirit do not come naturally to us like our mother tongue.  We are fallen, and the things of God are therefore strange to us.  Of course, interest, joy, and delight will help me learn, but behind them there needs to be the divine compulsion, the pressure of the...

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SF 07- Do Entitlement Programs Help or Hurt the Poor?

In this talk George Grant is interviewed by Ernie Yarbrough, who leads the discussion on what the government should and shouldn’t do…

A few things stand out.

First, George reminds us (see the referenced book) that in everything the Christians does should reflect God’s pattern...

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