Evidence Not Seen | Part Four

  Chapter Four The men that the Japanese assigned to carry the missionaries’ luggage were a very unsavory lot—without the boldness and courage of Darlene and Ruth both they and all they posessed might have disappeared into the jungle. Yet it wasn’t until after the danger was over that they fully realized how courageous they…

Friday Findings—July 29

Men, Abortion is Your Problem Too “Men, the women in this country need to see what true manhood looks like…. They need to see men who recognize that they have a stake in the murder of children as well. They need to see men who are willing to inconvenience themselves by speaking on behalf of…

Jonathan Edwards… Yet Speaking

The true beauty and loveliness of all intelligent beings primarily and most essentially consist in their moral excellency or holiness. Herein consists the loveliness of angels, without which, notwithstanding all their natural perfections, they would have no more loveliness than devils. It is moral excellency alone, that is in itself, and on its own account,…

Un•jar•gon•ed Dates Quiz

This quiz is based on the last few months of un•jar•gon•ed, during which we have covered several dates of importance from the Reformation of the early sixteenth century. Try to match the date to the correct event—only one choice will be correct. If you get a question wrong, take the time to go back and read…

Everyday Faithfulness

  But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.—2 Thessalonians 3:13 The context of this verse is Paul’s admonition to the Thessalonian church to deal with a group of troublemakers who had abandoned everyday faithfulness for a path that seemed both easier and more exciting. For whatever reason, these troublemakers were refusing to work,…

And I Quote… July 25

In the Scriptures, to believe is not limited to an intellectual understanding of certain facts or even to the acceptance of them. Instead, it is to trust in and rely upon the object of our faith to the degree that we base our actions upon it. Our faith or belief in Jesus Christ is not…

Evidence Not Seen | Part Three

Chapter Two In the short time that they had as pioneer missionaries in the Wissel Lakes, the Dieblers endured many privations and hardships. Miserable weather, harsh trails, wrenching illnesses, primitive conditions, and much else were their daily lot. As we consider such exotic hardships, there can be a temptation to “surrender” to challenges that we…

Polycarp… Yet Speaking

Let us, therefore, hold steadfastly and unceasingly to our hope and the guarantee of our righteousness, who is Christ Jesus, “who bore our sins in his own body upon the tree,” “who committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth”; instead, for our sakes he endured all things, in order that we…

Unjargoned Review

The past several weeks of unjargoned have covered a selection of significant dates in church history from the time of the Reformation. Not all of the events we have discussed have been positive, all of them are important to remember. While we have not covered every significant event, or even come close, we will be…