Learning from the Saints of the Past How to Stand in a Hostile Culture

Sunday Afternoon Musings I was reading, the Belgic Confession this morning before the first service.  (Don’t ask why. I just picked it up and started reading. I think God just wanted to give me one more illustration before I preached.) What I have recorded below was part of the introduction that set the confession in historical … More Learning from the Saints of the Past How to Stand in a Hostile Culture

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As Promised—-Back by Popular Demand: Weekend Links: John Piper, Trevan Wax, Jared Wilson, Kevin DeYoung, School Pension Reform, Seth Godin

Weekend Links For years I have trained others to be “theologically driven and pragmatically informed.” I was seeking to develop disciples who who be able to fight the bent of much of the pop-church culture of being “pragmatically driven and only slightly theologically salted.”  Training my students at the seminary and disciples in the church was … More As Promised—-Back by Popular Demand: Weekend Links: John Piper, Trevan Wax, Jared Wilson, Kevin DeYoung, School Pension Reform, Seth Godin

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Al Mohler on the Eclipse of Religious Liberty

The following article appeared in Kairos Journal and at AlbertMohler.com The Gathering Storm: The Eclipse of Religious Liberty and the Threat of a New Dark Age MONDAY • May 18, 2015 Remarks Delivered Friday, May 15,  2015: Mister Attorney General, Mr. Sears, and distinguished guests, it is a great honor to accept the Edwin Meese … More Al Mohler on the Eclipse of Religious Liberty

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A Word On Courage, Endurance, and Suffering

. Easter Reflections Today in my Easter sunday Message I quoted Scottish medical-missionary, explorer, and abolitionist David Livingston (1813-1873). Missionaries are heroes for me and Livingstone was one of the most courageous even if he was not one of the most effective. No one ever doubted his courage or commitment. He was asked how he … More A Word On Courage, Endurance, and Suffering

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Dr. King Quote Appropriate for the Hour We Find Ourselves in as a Nation

“On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And expedience comes along and asks the question, is it political? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor popular, but one must … More Dr. King Quote Appropriate for the Hour We Find Ourselves in as a Nation

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Reflections on a Day of Cowardice and Courage

Monday Reflections The bombing in Boston is the news of the day. As I write the death toll is 3 dead and 130 wounded. Traumatic injury to lower extremities from shrapnel from either the bombs themselves or from trash cans or other metal objects that were obliterated by the cowards who attacked innocent bystanders to … More Reflections on a Day of Cowardice and Courage

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21st Century Preaching: Cowards Need Not Apply

Tuesday is for Preaching I have met too many of what I call “survivors”—pastors who survive in small or large places by only telling pleasantries, jokes, and sentimental soppy stories (the preaching equivalent of kitty cat pictures and movie shorts on wimp.com). These men seem to have read or imbibed from the culture around them … More 21st Century Preaching: Cowards Need Not Apply

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How to Be Brave from an Expert on Revolutionizing a Culture

Friday is for Hear Songs Ambrose of Milan is one of my heroes. Not just because he was part of the powerful move of the Spirit that brought Augustine to faith but because of his courageous and creative confrontation of Arianism (think of them as 4th Century Jehovah Witnesses). So it is always great to … More How to Be Brave from an Expert on Revolutionizing a Culture

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