Monthly Archives: January 2011

Christianity and the Future of the Book

Here is a link to what I think is a fascinating lecture by Dr. Alan Jacobs on “Christianity and the Future of the Book.”┬áJacobs is Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at at Wheaton College, and the author of The … Continue reading

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The New Song on our Lips

Homer once sang of his Hellenes and Trojans and Vergul composed verse about the descendants of Romulus; Let us sing about the kindly deeds of the King of Heaven whom the world never ceases joyously to praise. Homer and Vergil … Continue reading

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Who is the Jesus of the Gospels?

Here’s G.K. Chesterton’s answer: “Instead of looking at books and pictures about the New Testament I looked at the New Testament. There I found an account, not in the least of a person in his hair parted in the middle … Continue reading

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St. Distaff’s Day?

According to George Grant January 7 was often celebrated among the old English as a final day for “making merry” before returning to the daily tasks of one’s vocation: This was the day in Medieval England that women returned to … Continue reading

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The Hero we Need

This is my son, Coleman, named for my grandfather whom I have admired and imitated as far back as I can remember. My sister-in-law took this picture of him the night he was born, three weeks ago today. After his … Continue reading

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Martyrdom of Polycarp

I am preparing for our next lesson in church history, on the expansion and persecution of the church in the first and second centuries. I was reading this morning over the account of the martyrdom of Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, … Continue reading

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Church History and God’s Quiet Providence

We have begun a new series on Sunday nights called, “Such a Great Cloud of Witnesses,” a survey of the great works of God across church history. This past Sunday night, we began by looking at several reasons why Scripture … Continue reading

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