Archive | August, 2012

Teaching the Whole Counsel of God

Throughout the centuries, the church has always faced the problem of the quality of its members – and when I say quality, I mean the sanctification, the spiritual maturity, and the practical wisdom of its members. The constant battle against sin (sanctification) and for the expanding the Kingdom of God (wisdom) has always placed high […]

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The Empty Rhetoric of “Making Disciples”

“This is because the missionaries did the wrong thing. They were only making converts while the mission of the church is to make disciples.” I met the man who said this at a mission conference recently; he was a committed Reformed Christian, a supporter of several missions around the world. I was sharing about my […]

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The Tale of the Two Aurelii: The Hero vs. the Real Man

Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busybody, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial. All these things happen to them by reason of their ignorance of what is good and evil. But I who have seen the nature of the good that it is beautiful, and of the bad that […]

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Missionaries of the Ax

Located in the very heart of modern-day Germany, in the province of Hesse, is a small humble town of only 15,000 inhabitants. In the middle of that town stands an imposing old cathedral built in the 12th-14th centuries of reddish stone. Situated in front of that cathedral is the statue of a man in a […]

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