Come, Thou long-expected Jesus / Born to set Thy people free. — Charles Wesley, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” (1744) The Redeemer has broken every bond: / The Earth is free, and Heaven is open. — Placide Cappeau, O Holy ...Read More »
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What Type Of Liberty Are We Really Celebrating On The 4th Of July?
So What Exactly Is Liberty? The French Revolution handed Western civil government a radically new conception of liberty. It had been percolating along for some time in the journals, books and coffee house discussions we call the Enlightenment. But the ...Read More »
Teaching History As Story
Real, vital historical understanding requires someone to bring the facts “to life” through the animating power of proper interpretation. —E. Wayne Ross, The Social Studies Curriculum (2006) One has to go back, behind what appear to be the “facts” of ...Read More »
3 Myths About The Christmas Story (That Most People Believe)
The Christmas story is well-know, but many myths and misconceptions nevertheless abound. Below are three of the most common myths: 1. Did the angels actually sing at the night of Christ’s birth? Specifically, this deals with the angelic announcement to ...Read More »
What Is The Church?
When you hear the word “church,” do you first think of a building or a people? Famous revivalist Leonard Ravenhill said: “In the church in Acts, the Scripture says they were all amazed, but today, everyone just wants to be ...Read More »
Why Study History? Why Remember The Past?
Historians with increasing and distressing frequency are openly admitting that history has no meaning and shows little or no purpose or goals. — C. Gregg Singer, “The Problem of Historical Interpretation” (1976) One has to go back of the “facts” ...Read More »
‘If God Is Loving, Why Does He Send People To Hell?
Some our deepest longings, played out in box office hits, call for swift justice against wrongdoing. Yet, our society is built on the foundation of the rule of law and justice for all — the very antithesis of this spirit ...Read More »
Worshiping The False God Of Football
Picture this: People gathered together each week for one cause — clapping, singing, worshiping. They donate their hard-earned money, and their time, too, knowing they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Heaven, they believe, surely will be something like this. ...Read More »
Getting Ready For The Messiah
The three centuries which followed the Macedonian conquest of Asia, from the death of Alexander the Great to the fall of the Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt, are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. —Peter Thonemann, The ...Read More »
Understanding Biblical Storytelling
Man is the image of God. He necessarily creates stories and enjoys them. —Greg Uttinger, “The Lord of the Rings: A Good Story” (2012) Deep comedy is a product of Christianity, a mark of resurrection life on the pages of ...Read More »