Education

In recent years, it seems increasingly rare to hear believers say, “I grew up in a happy home and we had everything we needed.” I almost never hear anyone say “I am making progress as a disciple,” although healthy believers should keep growing (below). The unfettered gratitude we hear in Psalm 16:6...
In the current political divide in the Unites States, one of the underlying narratives that divides the political left and right is the question of entrustment, or more specifically, to whom should the citizens of the country entrust themselves. The basic answer on the left side of the debate is...
Nikolaus Von Amsdorf – More than a Beer-Drinking Friend Nikolaus Von Amsdorf is usually remembered as one of the two friends (the other being Philip Melanchthon) who drank beer with Martin Luther while “God dealt the papacy a mighty blow.” [1] But there is much more to this man, his relationship to...
Bret Saunders
Editor's Note: This is the final post in this series. Part 1 [ available here ] introduced the connection between a biblical understanding of education and that of fatherhood. Part 2 [ available here ] explored the storytelling aspect of education. Now the author turns to the second aspect, Law,...
Clement Read Vaughan – a Faithful Friend Today, Clement Read Vaughan (1827-1911) is remembered only occasionally for his comparison of faith to a bridge – an illustration used by many pastors. Not much is known about his life – mostly what Thomas Cary Johnson (1859-1936) recorded in his biography...
It can sometimes be revealing to notice how certain terms or expressions from the Bible take on a different meaning once they find their way into the secular world, or even into other branches of world Christianity. The term "saint" is a good example. In a religious context, it can bring to mind a...
Bret Saunders
Editor's Note: This is the second part in a series on the relationship between education and fatherhood. Read part one here , and watch for more in the weeks ahead! As mentioned in my last post, education means shaping and filling, admonition and nurture, law and story. That should sound familiar...
Bret Saunders
Editor's Note: This is the first part in a series on the relationship between education and fatherhood. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for part two! "One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." -- George Herbert "I write not these things to shame you, but as beloved sons I warn you. For...
What is discernment? Is it knowing who to unfollow and who to mute? What books not to read? What foods and medicines will make you sick? If this is the case, then I just need to make the right choices about what to avoid, and all will be well. But what if discernment is more than just what and who...
No Place for Truth Jonathan and James are discussing a book that influenced both of them decades ago. Why would they be talking about it now, and what is the book’s relevance for today? 25 years ago, David Wells wrote No Place for Truth, a microscopic analysis of how the purpose of the church and...