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Suffering, Sacrifice, and the death of Jim Elliot

Elisabeth Elliot (left) and Jim Elliot (right)

You might be familiar with Jim Elliot’s most famous quote:

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”

Elliot is the most known out of five men who were killed on this day, January 8, 1956. The […]

Jonathan Edwards: Resolved

Jonathan Edwards is considered one of the greatest theologians and philosophers in American history. He was a Puritan preacher of colonial times, playing a big role in the First Great Awakening (1730s – 1740s). Edwards’ most famous sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” is the second most published sermon in human […]

First World Problems

Watch this funny video of First World problems:


I find myself consumed by First World problems often! What about you?

Chances are, if you are reading this blog you don’t have any real Third World problems. However, the majority of the world does. As Christians we ought to respond to this video by (1) […]

John and Betty Stam: Martyred Together

[Mondays are for Missionaries and Martyrs]

Geraldine Taylor, the daughter-in-law of Hudson Taylor, published the following story of John and Betty Stams’ martyrdom two years after their death:

Never was that little one more precious than when they looked their last on her baby sweetness, as they were roughly summoned the next […]

Amy Carmichael: liberator of child slaves

Amy Carmichael understood the Great Commission and lived it out. At a young age, she answered God’s call to the mission field and set sail to India, where she would spend the 50 years serving the church—the rest of her life. While in India, Carmichael founded the Dohnavur Fellowship, a refuge for child sex […]

"Our faith is a Person" —Spurgeon

Charles H. Spurgeon:

“Our faith is a Person. The gospel that we have to preach is a Person. And go wherever we may, we have something solid and tangible to preach. If you had asked the twelve apostles, in their day, ‘What do you believe in?’ they would not have needed to […]

How Can We Fallen Humans Construct Good Theology?

[Thursdays: Theology]

Theology is the study of God, and God is immeasurable. That being the case, how can we fallen humans construct good theology? It’s a great question. Have you thought of it before?

Christopher Morgan, co-editor of Crossway’s Theology in Community Series, offers some great thoughts:

Still the challenge is enormous. […]

"O let the nations be glad and sing for joy"

“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. O let the nations be glad and sing for joy…” (Psalm 67:3-4, KJV)

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not […]

God is the "eternal fountain"

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13-14)

The […]

Gordon-Conwell on Why Theology Matters

Gordon-Conwell Seminary, a multi-denominational evangelical seminary on the East coast, releases a quarterly ministry magazine called Contact Magazine. Their Spring 2011 issue features several articles relating to the topic of theology.

Here is the issue’s description from their website:

Theology tends to get a bad rap in evangelical circles. But this issue of Contact […]