[(Source: Wikipedia) It was constructed in c. 81 CE by the Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus’s official deification or consecratio and the victory of Titus together with their father, Vespasian, over the Jewish rebellion in Judaea.] One of the most well written and exhilarating history books you will ever read is Eugene Merrill’s Kingdom of Priests: A History … More We Have Surrendered Our Rights to Disagree
Some of you know that I have had a long time association with Dynamic Church Planting International. In my opinion, they may be most prolific and effective church planting accelerators in the history of the Church. That is a big claim but I think the numbers and impacts are there to back it up. One … More Church Planting Training Opportunities
The world owes a great debt to Charles Wesley as a pastor, missionary, theologian and hymn writer. But the much-love hymn, “And Can It Be”, has some very bad theology in the third stanza. He left His Father’s throne above So free, so infinite His grace— Emptied Himself of all but love, And bled for … More Did Christ “Empty Himself” of all But Love?
The following historical time-capsule is from Kairos Journal. It is a great reminder that great beginnings do not necessarily end well. Harvard had a great evangelistic thrust for the gospel at its inception but not so much anymore. Whatever the gain for the nation in terms of its present structure, it is a loss for … More How Harvard Shaped the Nation (long ago)
Sunday Afternoon Musings Last week someone visited my blog from a website called PrayThroughHistory.com. The tag line underneath the title really caught my attention, “Heal the Past. Free the Present. Bless the Future.” I love what they are doing at this site. The idea seems to be to look at a historical event, personage, issue, … More Dred Scott and the Need for Continuing Prayer
Wednesday is for Thinking Our Nation (and a lot of Christians) Play Pretend I was reminded of this recently by commencing to re-read a dusty book from my shelf. The book was Where is History Going: A Christian Response to Secular Philosophies of History (Bethany, 1969) by John Warwick Montgomery. Actually, it would be truer … More Our Nation (and a lot of Christians) Like to Play Pretend