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this week 5/13



Above, No Compromise was the second album by Christian singer/song-writer Keith Green, released in 1978.

WHY STUDY CHURCH HISTORY?

"For the past two-thousand years of our history, Christians have wrestled with Scripture. They have preached sermons, written commentaries, defended orthodoxy (right belief) against heresy (false teaching), and articulated biblically faithful statements of doctrine in form of the historic confessions of the faith.  If we disregard all this, choosing instead to remain ignorant of this treasure-trove of spiritual wisdom, is that not arrogant of us?"  

REDISCOVERING FORGOTTEN CLASSICS

Here's a treasure trove of lesser known works that you may want to investigate.

PASTORAL CONCERN ABOUT EVANGELICAL PROPHECY

"The belief that God continues to grant special revelation through personal experience fosters unhealthy experientialism."

THOMAS MORE'S ANTIDOTE TO MODERN IDEOLOGIES

"By now, the recipe is sadly familiar: visionaries concoct an ideology promising universal happiness, if only we agree to concentrate power in the hands of a political elite absolved from ethical constraints. Mobilized by false hopes, modern man time and again looks away as crimes big and small are committed in the name of a utopian future that somehow never arrives."  
Also: “...when they [materialists] believe that they have sufficiently established that men are only brutes, they appear as proud as if they had demonstrated men were gods.”  (Alexis de Tocqueville)  

LAST SERMON AT GEORGE'S CREEK

“One thing that always struck me when I talk to my grandma or members at the church is how casual the idea of dying is.  It’s just a part of life that they seem to accept gracefully and gently.”

THE CITY WITH FOUNDATIONS

Abraham "went out, not knowing where he was going." (Heb. 11:8)  Why would you live in a tent when you could just build a big tower?

FutureHAUS POPS UP IN TIMES SQUARE

Virginia Tech's FutureHAUS [below] shows up in Times Square, and featured in DWELL.




Current...

ReadingJ.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, by Humphrey Carpenter.
Audio-bookTrusting God, by Jerry Bridges. 
Music: songs by Matt Boswell.  
Writing with:  TWSBI 580 (fountain pen) + Noodlers Kingfisher Blue (ink).  

Quote. 

"None of us can fully escape this blindness, but we shall certainly increase it, and weaken our guard against it, if we read only modern books. Where they are true they will give us truths which we half knew already. Where they are false they will aggravate the error with which we are already dangerously ill. The only palliative is to keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, and this can be done only by reading old books."  (C. S. Lewis)  








  

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