Why Not the Apocrypha?

It is often asked (usually by Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox friends) why we Protestants do not accept the Apocrypha as Scripture.  The answer is fairly simple and straightforward: Indeed, there are several reasons why Protestants, like Jews, do not accept the Apocrypha as inspired Scripture. 1st is simply a matter of historicity: the Apocrypha was not even officially accepted …

Uttermost Challenge: Week 4

The first month of the Uttermost Challenge 2013 is now in the books.  This week, we made good progress, particularly in the biking and swimming portions of the challenge.Monday: 3 miles running, 59 miles bikingTuesday: 5 miles running, 59 miles biking, 2000 yards swimmingWednesday: 6 miles running, 59 miles biking, 4500 yards swimmingThursday: 3 miles running, 66 miles biking, 4000 …

TR On Heroes

“Every great nation owes to the men whose lives have formed part of its greatness not merely the material effect of what they did, not merely the laws they placed upon the statute books or the victories they won over armed foes, but also the immense but indefinable moral influence produced by their deeds and words themselves upon the national …

FAS 101

Variously called the “Guru of the Fundamentalists,” “Missionary to the Intellectuals,” and “Godfather of Evangelicalism,” Francis A. Schaeffer was born on this day 101 years ago. He was undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers, theologians, authors, and apologists of the past generation. His books, tapes, and films gave new credibility to Evangelicals interested in the arts, culture, politics, and …

The Lesser of Two Evils?

Tryon Edwards (1809–1894), theologian, editor, anthologist, biographer, and great-great-grandson of Jonathan Edwards “Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.” “Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.” “Facts are God’s arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.” “Most controversies would soon be ended, if those engaged in them would …

A Familiar Library

“If you cannot read all your books, at any rate handle, or as it were, fondle them—peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let …

Favorite Chuck Colson Books

1. Born Again 2. How Now Shall We Live, with Nancy Pearcey 3. The Body: Being Light in Darkness, with Ellen Vaughn 4. Why America Doesn’t Work, with Jack Eckerd and Lloyd Billingsley 5. Kingdoms in Conflict, with Ellen Vaughn 6. Against the Night: Living in the New Dark Ages, with Ellen Vaughn 7. The Good Life, with Harold Fickett 8. The Faith, with Harold Fickett 9. A Dance with Deception: Revealing the Truth Behind the …