SF 43- Travel (George & Karen)

podcast worldview Oct 24, 2019

Two decades ago George and Karen wrote a series of worldview books. One of them was a book about books and another was a book about travel. With the perspective of distant hindsight, they revisit those books and the lessons they still have to teach us.

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SF 36- Why discipleship matters

Ultimately, discipleship always points people to something beyond themselves AND even beyond the person doing the discipling.

Throughout the New Testament, Paul repeatedly said, “Follow me, as I follow Christ.”

That is, “Look at me, yes. I’ll show you how to do some of...

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Urgency and Patience- Wilberforce

Again and again the Scriptures underline the importance of each moment that passes.  It is an ethical imperative to act and act quickly when lives are at stake, when justice is perverted, when truth is in jeopardy, when mercy is at risk, when souls are endangered, and when the Gospel is...

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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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In the World, But Not of It

Bethel is the symbol of communion with God; Ai is the symbol of the world. Abraham pitched his tent between the two.” My Utmost, January 6

It was nearly half a century ago that I began to make my way through the classic, My Utmost for His Highest. It was the very first daily devotional...

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The New Monasticism

church theology worldview May 20, 2019

By the thirteenth century, the West’s idealistic wars against a fearsome Islamic threat had failed ignobly; its stagnating economy had cast a pall of depression across the once prosperous and thriving land; its national and political leaders reveled in pomp, circumstance, and internecine...

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The Ichabod Church and Basil

“And thus was he called Ichabod, for the glory of the Lord had departed.”  1 Samuel 4:21

The rising tide of heresy in the latter half of the fourth century very nearly engulfed the entire church.  Most of the Nicean fathers had either passed into glory or were constrained...

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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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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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Education & Hope

Haarlem is a beautiful little Dutch town on the River Spaarne, 15-minutes by train from Amsterdam. Founded sometime in the 10th century, in 1245 it was granted city status or stadsrechten and was made the capital of the province of North Holland. By the 14th century, it had become a mercantile...

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