Johann Sebastian Bach: JJ

December 13, 2017
Perhaps you know the initials JSB. If you do, you might also expect them to be followed by another set of initials: SDG. JSB refers, of course, to the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, who often signed his works with his initials and with SDG for soli Deo gloria—for God’s glory alone. But

On the Church

December 6, 2017
Let’s take a look at the history of the church. We’ll do that first by looking at the church around the world. One statistic informs us that there are three hundred thousand local congregations across the United States. Another statistic tells us that there are 37 million local congregations around the world.

Trending in the 14th Century

November 29, 2017
In the past, we have looked at what would be the big events of a century, the events that, if there had been a social media buzz, would have been “trending” in that century. So, in the fourteenth century, what would the buzz be about? Let’s begin with three honorable

Shakespeare’s Bible

November 22, 2017
William Shakespeare is, of course, known as one of the greatest names in English literature. And one of the fascinating things about Shakespeare is how extensively he quotes and refers to the Bible. In fact, one scholar has put together a book of biblical references in Shakespeare’s plays, and
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