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Sincere, but Wrong

“When living in an egotistical age, it is hard to convince people that what they give to God sincerely may not be acceptable to Him. Narcissism imagines that God must simply melt at the sight His child’s scribble-drawing, knowing how … Continue reading

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The Value of Memory

“The great ancient rhetoricians considered a strong memory indispensable for their craft. Medieval and Renaissance thinkers turned out books and treatises on the art, containing elaborate systems to train the memory to store copious amounts of material and access it … Continue reading

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Why Read History?

History maketh a young man to be old, without either wrinkles or gray hairs; privileging him with the experience of age, without either the infirmities or inconveniences thereof. Without history a man’s soul is purblind, seeing only the things which … Continue reading

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From Whence the Baptists?

We believe that the Baptists are the original Christians. We did not commence our existence at the Reformation, we were Reformers before Luther and Calvin were born; we never came out of the Church of Rome, for we were never … Continue reading

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The Similarity Between Hitler and Roosevelt

We may be sure that the characteristic blindness of the twentieth century–the blindness about which posterity will ask, “But how could they have thought that?”–lies where we have never suspected it, and concerns something about which there is untroubled agreement … Continue reading

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Betrayed by a “Legalist”

When I googled “every square inch” I came up with about 17 million hits. Many of them were Christian websites launching off of Abraham Kuyper’s famous quote about conquering every square inch for Christ. That well-phrased line of his reflects … Continue reading

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Preaching

What is preaching? Logic on fire! And again: What is the chief end of preaching? It is to give men and women a sense of God and His presence. … I can forgive the preacher almost anything if he gives … Continue reading

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The Vicious Side of Freedom

G. K. Chesterton once observed that in the modern world “the virtues have gone mad because they have been isolated from each other and are wandering alone. Thus some scientists care for truth; and their truth is pitiless. Thus some … Continue reading

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Logic is Divine

If an argument is indeed valid, its validity holds for all times and all places. That is, its validity is omnipresent (in all places) and eternal (for all times). Vern Poythress, Logic: A God-Centered Approach to the Foundation of Western … Continue reading

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The 20th Century Artistic Famine

I have a rule that I will never buy paintings that I could have painted better myself. That rules out virtually all modern art. The last great painter in my view was John Singer Sargent, who died in 1925. After … Continue reading

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