Be Careful Lest the Light in You Be Darkness
No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye…
His Peace Upon Us—A New Blog
Muslim-Christian relations are troubled, important, and necessary. The necessary navigation of these important, troubled waters requires a trusted, Gospel-saturated, experienced, courageous follower of Jesus. I only know a few such trusted navigators.
One of them has been blogging for about…Continue Reading
The Bible Frees Us From Being Swayed by Overstatements
Being convinced that the Bible as we have it is God’s choice for the world is pervasively decisive in how we think about a thousand things.
I’m not referring only what the Bible teaches on a thousand things, but also…Continue Reading
Institutes: Life of Calvin, Part 4
Calvin wrote as a fugitive. Exiled from France, he eventually settled in Basel where he found enough leisure to put together the first edition of his Institutes of the Christian Religion.
The first edition debuted in March of 1536…Continue Reading
De Clementia, Conversion, and Cop: Life of Calvin, Part 3
Calvin was growing disillusioned with humanism while studying law in Bourges in 1531 when his father died. Freed from dad’s expectations of making law his profession, Calvin packed his bags for Paris to resume his theological pursuits.
It was 1532,…Continue Reading
The Sorrows of Fathers and Sons
Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island, was born in 1850 and raised in a Christian home in Scotland. His father was a civil engineer and brought up his only child to know and believe the Bible and…Continue Reading
How Long Will This Last?
Off to Paris: Life of Calvin, Part 2
It was 1523, and Calvin was 14 years old when he went off to university in Paris—70 miles south of his native city of Noyon. Providentially, he didn’t need to leave home alone, but went with two of the De…Continue Reading
Born to Gerard: Life of Calvin, Part 1
Five hundred years ago today, he was born Jean Cauvin in Noyon, France—about 70 miles north of Paris. His father was Gerard, son of a barrelmaker and boatman. Gerard was a lawyer, and it was his law practice that brought…Continue Reading