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Book Review: Martin Luther

Martin Luther is the tenth title in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series written by Simonetta Carr and published by Reformation Heritage Books. This hardcover book is beautifully illustrated by Troy Howell and also includes relevant historical drawings and pictures which bring the story of Martin Luther to life. This book, as with the entire biographical series, is well …Continue reading →

Homeschooling in the Chaos of Life’s Storms

Homeschooling can be difficult enough under normal circumstances. Relationships and financial concerns, curriculum and scheduling choices, balancing homeschooling with life–these are common struggles within the homeschooling community. Finding the right curriculum to suit my children has been the greatest task in all the years I’ve homeschooled. Nothing seemed to work with my children and their unique learning abilities. Then there …Continue reading →

Noah Webster on Selecting Men for Office

In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character as a man of known principle, of tried integrity, and undoubted ability for the office. It is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not …Continue reading →

The Road Before Us

The Road Before Us ~ The Foundations of Christian Culture When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith. Abraham Kuyper As one …Continue reading →

Living Coram Deo

To live coram Deo is to live in the presence of God, under the authority of God, and to the glory of God. Given that only nine percent of all professing Christians hold to a distinctly biblical worldview, we must examine ourselves against Scripture and take inventory of all our presuppositions and commitments. Do we live our lives in terms …Continue reading →

A Christian Manifesto

R.J. Rushdoony’s A Christian Manifesto gives us some poignant themes to consider as Christians. What does it mean to live out a consistently biblical worldview? Is it enough to merely assent to biblical doctrines or should we strive to apply the faith to all of life? Does the gospel simply seek converts or is it something more? 1. Sovereignty is …Continue reading →

A Glimpse of History: Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) ~2~

From Essays, Literary, Moral and Philosophical by Benjamin Rush: A Defense of the Use of the Bible as a Schoolbook Addressed to the Rev. Jeremy Belknap, of Boston” (Part Two of Five) VI. The interesting events and characters, recorded and described in the Old and New Testaments, are accommodated above all others to seize upon all the faculties of the …Continue reading →

A Glimpse of History: Benjamin Rush (1745-1813)

From Essays, Literary, Moral and Philosophical by Benjamin Rush: A Defense of the Use of the Bible as a Schoolbook Addressed to the Rev. Jeremy Belknap, of Boston” (Part One of Five) Dear Sir, It is now several months since I promised to give you my reasons for preferring the Bible as a schoolbook, to all other compositions. I shall …Continue reading →

Throw Away Your Yardstick: Homeschooling for the Glory of God Alone

Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:30 My last post on homeschooling, Why We Homeschool: The Heart of the Matter, reiterated the reason why my husband and I chose to home educate our children: for the glory of God alone. It has been a difficult and tumultuous …Continue reading →

The Education of Our Children

There is a phrase in Francis Schaeffer’s book, The Great Evangelical Disaster, that I believe succinctly addresses the heart of the matter of which I am about to write: “Truth carries with it confrontation. Truth demands confrontation: loving confrontation, but confrontation nonetheless. If our reflex action is always accommodation regardless of the centrality of truth involved, there is something wrong.”[1] …Continue reading →

Why I Write

My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth." ~ J.C. Ryle

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