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David Livingstone: Going to Africa ON MISSION was no sacrifice. It was a PRIVILEDGE!

David Livingstone gave his life to serve Christ in the exploration of Africa for the sake of the access of the gospel.
Here is what Livingstone said to the Cambridge students about his “leaving” the benefits of England: 187 more words


Quote of the day - Francis Turretin on Graven Images

1 John 5


20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. 72 more words

Pilgrim's Progress Revisited

Irenaeus of Lyons - An apt saying and some sound instruction

Job 34:3


For the ear tests words
As the palate tastes food.

“For it is not needful – to use a common proverb – that one should drink up the ocean who wishes to learn that its water is salt.” 64 more words

Pilgrim's Progress Revisited

Movements from Islam to Christianity

In the 1960s we saw the beginning of a historically unprecedented series of movements from Islam to Christianity. In this lecture I present a summary of some key elements of three of them–Indonesia, Iran, Algeria–and then offer an overall analysis of three categories of factors facilitating conversion in the modern and late modern context. 20 more words

Missions And History

Celebrating 500 years of Reformation in Madrid--guest post for VirtueOnline

The Reformation fell on hard times in Spain. The Spanish Inquisition was vibrant and energetic and that institution was not disbanded until 1834. This meant that anyone sympathetic to Protestant ideas had to flee from Spain or keep their ideas to themselves.

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Resource for Bunyan fans



By W. R. Owens and Anne Page

1628   Bunyan born at Elstow, near Bedford (baptized 30 November), the eldest child of Thomas Bunyan (1603–76), a brazier, and his second wife Margaret Bentley (1603–44). 184 more words

Pilgrim's Progress Revisited

What's left to say about Martin Luther?

Has it all been said about Luther and the Reformation?

I put off writing a blog post from this last Saturday (supposedly my normal posting day) until today due the fact that October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.  613 more words

Church History