A doomed democracy? 1

Last week at FBC-Bryan, we discussed the fhe following is a quote from Dr. Alexander Tyler generalizing his findings about the fall of the Athenian Republic. Dr. Tyler was a Scottish professor writing around the time of the American Revolution. A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot […]

How to Not Kill Sin

from John Owen’s The Mortification of Sin, Chapter 3. Not the greatest passage from the book… hopefully there will be better quotes from Owen later. “Men are galled with the sin that hath prevailed over them; they instantly promise to themselves and to God that they will do so no […]

The Office Space principal 1

It hits every semester like a brick wall. Apathy. Apathy for all things academic. Usually it takes a round of tests to do this. But this semester is different. Even though I have no desire to do any schoolwork already, it has become easier to will myself to work. Why? […]

Charles Spurgeon — Faith 3

(taken from www.spurgeon.org, from a sermon entitled Faith delivered on December 14, 1856, by the Charles Spurgeon at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens). “Without faith it is impossible to please God.”—Hebrews 11:6. The Old Assembly’s Catechism asks, “What is the chief end of man?” and its answer is, “To […]

Blindside – “Silence”

I need silence this week, so here’s some lyrics from good ‘ole Blindside… “Silence” They won’t see the fire you have lit inside of me. They look up to the stars and wonder where you might be. Leave the gun. Without realizing they’re standing in the palm of your hand. […]

Reply to ‘A Global Vision’

Landon made a great comment to recent post entitled A Global Vision . It was so good that I felt it needed its own posting. Here it goes… Interesting thoughts…. What about people who do not come through an organization but find a way for themmselves? Most people in America […]

Parable of the Life Saving Station

Written originally in 1953 by an Episcopal priest named Theodore Wedel. “On a dangerous seacoast where shipwrecks often occur there was once a crude lifesaving station. The building was just a hut, and there was only one boat, but the few devoted members kept a constant watch over the sea, […]