Category Archives: Biography/History

Reformation Collection

Here are some good short biographies by Stephen Nichols: A Brief Introduction to the Life and Ministry of William Tyndale A Brief Introduction to the Life of Pope Leo X A Brief Introduction to the Life and Ministry of Martin … Continue reading

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Polycarp

My family watched this movie a few days ago.  What a great challenge for the church! Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” – … Continue reading

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Patrick

Who was St. Patrick?  Find out in two minutes:

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Reflections on Church History

My youth/adult Sunday School class recently finished a 20 week study of church history. Looking back, here are a few thoughts: The giants of church history were yet sinners saved by grace. Time and again as we looked at various … Continue reading

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Book Look: John Newton

I recently read John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace by Jonathan Aitken.  It was an enjoyable and easy to read look at Newton’s life.  Aitken takes us from the foul-mouthed slave trader to the country parson to the city … Continue reading

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Book Look: A God Entranced Vision Of All Things

As I continue to read about Jonathan Edwards, I enjoyed the collection of essays found in the book, A God Entranced Vision of All Things edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor.  The essays are based on several addresses from … Continue reading

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Halloween and the Reformation

Here are a few more worthwhile posts for Reformation Day. First, David Mathis talks about the history of Halloween and its possible connection to Luther’s nailing the 95 Theses on this day. Second, Kevin DeYoung addresses whether the Reformation is … Continue reading

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Reformation Day

Today is Reformation Day – the day we remember Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 Theses that started the Reformation.  Does the Reformation matter today?  Indeed.  Matthew Barrett at the Gospel Coalition blog gives us a helpful reminder of what … Continue reading

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Perseverance Lessons

Last week I attended a pastor’s conference entitled “Don’t Lose Heart” at West Cannon Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, MI.  What an encouraging two days.  One of the speakers, Joel Beeke, shared several keys to perseverance from the lives of John Calvin and … Continue reading

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John Stott 1921-2011

A giant of the Faith has finished his race.  John Stott passed away yesterday.  I remember reading his book The Preacher’s Portrait in college as I was beginning my training to be a pastor.  And then his commentary on Ephesians which … Continue reading

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