1526

William Tyndale, from his exile in Germany, produces the first complete English New Testament to be translated from the original Greek. A true linguistic genius, Tyndale was determined to translate the Bible into English that even the plough-boy could understand. He succeeded. His translation work, which he continued to revise until his martyrdom just ten…

Childlike Wonder

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest since I was four years old. I have seen mountains. I have seen lakes. I have seen waterfalls. I have seen meadows, beaches, and trees. I have visited Mount Rainier, the Columbia River, and Hurricane Ridge at least a dozen times each. I know what sixteen feet of…

And I Quote—May 9

Christianity is not just an experience, we need to remember, but it is about truth. The experience of being reconciled to the Father throughout the Son, by the work of the Holy Spirit all happens within a worldview. This worldview is the way God has taught us in his Word to view the world. That…

The Church: The Gospel Made Visible | Part Two

Preface: The Need for Studying the Doctrine of the Church “For too many Christians today, the doctrine of the church is like a decoration on the front of a building. Maybe it’s pretty, maybe it’s not, but finally it’s unimportant because it bears no weight. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. The doctrine…

Friday Findings—May 6

How the Gospel Frees Us To Risk “[R]isk is inherent in every kind of other-directed life… Courage isn’t protecting yourself in a cocoon from these possibilities. Courage is walking forward, and embracing others in love, even though you may suffer greatly in ways you could never imagine now. Jesus walked that way before you, and…

William Bates…. Yet Speaking

And what is man? A little breathing dust. God is infinitely above us, and so strangely condescends, in having a tender care of us, that the psalmist was swallowed up in ecstasy and amazement at the thought of it: “What is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them?”…

October 31, 1517

Martin Luther sends 95 theses (points for debate) about the abuse of indulgences* to Archbishop Albrecht of Mainz. It is possible that he also nailed his theses to the door of the Wittenberg church, though there is no firm evidence that he did so. While the theses themselves were not particularly revolutionary, the controversy they…

In a Dry and Thirsty Land

A Meditation on Psalm 63 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee:      My soul thirsteth for thee, My flesh longeth for thee,      In a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory,      So as I have seen thee…

And I Quote—May 2

And-I-QuoteOne must get one’s framework of assumptions—one’s presuppositions—from somewhere. If one does not get them from healthy, biblically grounded systematic theology, one will most likely get them from the spirit of the age, whether that be Enlightenment rationalism or postmodern relativism or historicism.

Vern Poythress, Kinds of Biblical Theology, Westminster Theological Journal 70/1 (2008), pg 134