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Elizabeth II, Victoria and Monarchy

Should Christians care about monarchy? This month the UK has a unique celebration. Queen Elizabeth II, who began her reign in 1952, becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. She surpasses the long reign of Queen Victoria (63 years and 7 months). One of the questions that people will be asking is, “Which monarch was greater, and should we even care?” Despite this extraordinary milestone in Elizabeth II’s reign, I suspect that historians will judge her great, great grandmother … Read More...

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The Joy of Meaty Christian Biographies

It is counter cultural, anti-twitteral, and to many people simply a colossal waste of time.  But not to wise people.  For them it’s a joy and sometimes a feast!  I am talking about reading meaty biographies. Do you read?  Do you read biographies?  Do you ever read meaty biographies where you literally immerse yourself in someone’s life? A few … Read More...

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Truth Prevails: Remembering Jan Hus (1372-1415)

July 6th 2015 is the 600th anniversary of the burning of Czech reformer Jan Hus.  Why remember Hus? Because he was a courageous pastor who called the church back to the Bible and whose writings and preaching anticipated the Protestant Reformation. Recall that the late Middle Ages was a time of deep spiritual confusion for ordinary Christians in … Read More...


Hudson Taylor and the Founding of China Inland Mission, 150th Anniversary

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the founding of the China Inland Mission by James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905). Taylor was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China and founder of this mission. He spent 51 years in China. On June 25, 1865, Taylor knelt on a beach in Brighton, England and cried out to God asking him to supply … Read More...

Magna Carta and the Bible

The Magna Carta and the Bible

Why is the obvious so unobvious?  This year we should all be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.  But sadly, the Christian influences on the formation of this great document are routinely ignored. Magna Carta is Latin for Great Charter.  This extremely important document has been called: “the greatest constitutional document of … Read More...

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