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5 Cathedrals

…Giles’ Cathedral. It dates back to 1124, but its glorious moment came in the sixteenth century. It was the seat of the Scottish Reformation. In 1559, John Knox was installed as minister at St. Giles’. What great stories all of these cathedrals have to tell….

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The $14 Million Book

…687. He was buried at the monastery at Lindisfarne. When the Vikings came along, they took all sorts of things from Lindisfarne, including Cuthbert’s coffin. It was finally returned and ended up being installed at the Durham Cathedral in 1104. When his coffin was opened,…

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The Letters of John Newton

In 1764, John Newton published his life story in An Authentic Narrative of Some Remarkable and Interesting Particulars in the Life of John Newton Communicated in a Series of Letters. It was an instant success, reprinted many times over. Overnight, Newton became a celebrity in…

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Sister Aimee

This is our third installment in our California tour. We started in 1769 on the California Missions Trail, last week we were in 1906 on Azusa Street, and we’re only going to jump ahead a few years to 1918. This was the year that Sister…

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5 Ways of Theology, Part 1

…Historical theology is looking at how theology through the centuries is developed. So, for instance, we speak of a medieval theology or a Reformation theology. Fourth, we talk about dogmatic theology. Dogma gets a bad rap, doesn’t it? A dogmatic person is usually someone who…

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James Montgomery Boice

…this day, there is an evangelical church that was founded by Dr. Boice in that great Reformation city of Basel. Boice graduated from Basel in 1966, and two years later, in 1968, he was installed as the minister of Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church near Rittenhouse…

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David Hume the Historian

…that our experiences are not universal, and certainly not eternal, so we can’t speak of laws. For instance, he said we can’t speak of the law of cause and effect, but instead we can only speak of what Hume called customary relationships. In terms of…

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Moby Dick Chapter Eight

…Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailor-like but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if…

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With a Name like That

…as having Scriptural authority—the four Gospels or Paul’s epistles, for instance. Through these mentions, we can reconstruct the early church’s canon list. But the Muratorian fragment gives us significant insight not only into the list itself but also into some of the reasoning that went…

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Bibline

…your spirit is flavored with the words of the Lord. I would quote John Bunyan as an instance of what I mean. Read anything of his, and you will see that it is almost like reading the Bible itself. He had read it till his…

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