1560

Publishing of the complete Geneva Bible, a veritable treasury of ‘firsts’ among English translations of the Bible. While building on the tradition of Tyndale, it was the first English Bible to be translated entirely from the original languages in both Old and New Testaments. Beginning with the separate publication of the New Testament in 1557,…

Two Differences

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.—I Corinthians 9:24 I am not much of a sports person. I am not coordinated, I generally don’t know the rules, and I don’t have a favorite team. When I watch a football…

And I Quote… July 11

Self-reliance that looks inward and fails to find the necessary resources to meet the threat results in despair. But self-reliance that looks inward and actually finds the necessary resources to meet the threat results in arrogance…Despair and arrogance are merely two sides of the same coin. But God despises the coin itself: self-reliance.   Andrew…

Friday Findings—July 8

Fear Not, the Universe Is Wildly Out Of Your Control “Christian, fear not, the universe is wildly outside of your control. But it is firmly in His control. And He cares for you. So laugh, and do what he has set before you today.”   Susannah Spurgeon: A Ministry-Minded, Self-Sacrificing Wife “Susannah Spurgeon [was] the…

September 25, 1555

Peace of Augsburg signed, ending almost ten years of intermittent conflict between the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, and the protestant princes of the Schmalkaldic League. The conflict began in 1546 and by the following year Charles had decimated the forces of the league, determined to undo the reformation once and for all. It didn’t…

Ultimate Calling

I likely don’t know much about you. After all, this article is being posted on a website that is accessible to anyone with an internet connection. I don’t know where you work. I don’t know where you live. I don’t even know what country you might be reading this from. While I might see some…

And I Quote… July 4

Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities, that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are…

Friday Findings—July 1

Ask Your Child to Forgive You “I will never forget my father asking for my forgiveness. Few moments, if any, were as arresting, as moving, and as unforgettable as when Pop admitted to me — at age five or seven or ten — that he had overreacted, and that he was sorry.” Why Every Christian…