Why Are All of Us Misfits?

The other day, as I was reading along in my Greek New Testament, I came across some of the most challenging verses in all of Scripture. In Matthew 7:13–14, Jesus makes it clear that the path of salvation will be found by few. Even those who find it, who enter through the gate, will find…

And I Quote… May 16

Oh, the surpassing kindness and love of God! He did not hate or reject or bear a grudge against us but he was patient and bore with us, having mercy he himself experienced our sin, he himself gave his own son, a ransom on our behalf, the Holy for the lawless, the innocent for the guilty,…

Friday Findings—May 13

Prayer for Beginners “God means for your life — married or unmarried, student or employee, young or old — to run on the power of prayer… You need God in and through prayer more than you need anything else.” Come Down! “Here is the thing. When Jesus was here on earth in the body of…

Thomas Manton…. Yet Speaking

There is no end of books, and yet we seem to need more every day. There was such a darkness brought in by the fall, as will not thoroughly be dispelled till we come to heaven; where the sun shineth without either cloud or night. For the present, all should contribute their help according to…

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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…