SF 33- What We're Reading

Karen and George always have a stack of books they are working through. On this episode of the Standfast podcast they discuss some of the books they are reading right now--and how those books are shaping their thinking and their day-to-day work.

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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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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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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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Doing Christian History

critical thinking history Feb 04, 2019

“Every day that passes should be lived in light of the past, in light of the future, and in light of eternity.” Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847)

History is so rich and so resplendent that there is not a single date that does not offer great lessons in heroism or ignominy, brilliance or...

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Faster

We are so tragically, malignantly impatient.  Everything is moving faster and faster in our lives.  We have instant access to the  internet right on the phones in our pockets.  We do business “at the speed of light.” 

Speed and efficiency defines almost...

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Thinking and Thanking

G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

Chesterton was always imminently quotable.  His quips and epigrams, axioms and jibes, maxims and platitudes, adages and aphorisms abound....

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