Several years ago Joshua Press released the biogrpahy of Don Heron entitled U-Turn in the Fast Lane. Don’s testifies that while he started life well, in a Christian home, by a father who himself was a minister of the Gospel, he like the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 fell into a life that was at total odds to his routes and upbringing. Don eventually found himself involved with one of the largest auto theft syndicates in Canada while at the same serving as a crime prevention officer. This is an amazing story of Grace, Mercy and Redemption.
I have provided links below to two documents produced by the Assemblies of God (AOG) USA and the Presbyterian Church in America. Both these significant denominations have upheld the divine nature of Scriptural Revelation and as such have clearly stated that they uphold the original Greek and Hebrew renderings of “Father” in reference to YHWH and “Son” in reference to Jesus Christ.
“Sapere aude! ‘Have courage to use our own reason!’—that is the motto of enlightenment.”1 was written by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) in an article, ‘What is Enlightenment!’ By focusing upon human reason or rationality, the illustrious German philosopher succinctly encapsulated the central theme of this pivotal period of history which still has an effect on the mindset of the twenty-first century—some four hundred years later!
“World Cheers Dewey at Lively 90”1 was the headline for a front page story in The New York Times on 21 October 1949. Reporter Kalman Seigel recalled how 1500 gathered the night before to extend their best wishes to John Dewey, America’s foremost philosopher. Notes of congratulations came from Harry Truman, the President of United States, and also from the Prime Ministers of Britain and India.
Normally we place the full text of book reviews directly into the blog post so you can immediately see it when the blog is updated. Recently, we received a rather lengthy book review on one of David Herbert’s books, Charles Darwin’s Religous Views by Marc-Andre Lachance who is professor of biology at Western University located in London, Ontario. The article officially appeared in a journal called Reports of the National Center for Science Education. The mandate of the National Center for Science Education’s motto is “Defending the teaching of evolution in the public schools”. I particularly like the second paragraph. It is official. I am now certifiably preposterous.
On 12 April 1861, the Confederate forces bombarded Fort Sumter, South Carolina and ushered in the American Civil War (1861-1865), the deadliest conflict in the history of that country. Burlington, Vermont—a rural New England community of some 8,000 people—rallied to President Lincoln’s call to support the Union cause. An overwhelming majority of the men volunteered for duty; Archibald Sprague Dewey (1811-1891), fifty years old at the time, “promptly sold his grocery business and joined the army as a quartermaster for the First Vermont Cavalry.”1
At Sola Scriptura, we are pleased to announce the release of our latest book under the Joshua Press brand. Searching for Truth by Joe Boot is a former Crossway title and has been endorsed by Ravi Zacharias. The book has been re-released in 2011 with the addition of a study guide making it suitable for individual or group study.
“William Jennings Bryan, Statesman, Orator and Crusader, Passes away in His Sleep,” was the front page headline in The Globe, a Toronto newspaper, on Monday, 27 July 1925. The day before, Bryan took his Sunday afternoon nap from which he never awoke. His death occurred five days after the Scopes Trial had ended in Dayton, Tennessee.
Scopes Trial: A Clash of Worldviews
“EVOLUTION CASE STARTS IN TENNESSEE” was the front page headline on the evening edition of The Toronto Daily Star on Friday, 10 July 1925. What prompted this extraordinary trial and why did it receive so much media attention?
It’s a fact that is evident whenever we witness—people are not naturally receptive to the gospel. God has not sent us into the world to convince them of things they already believe. God has not sent us into the world with a message it will find palatable. God has sent us into the world to preach a message the world finds absurd. The world lies in wickedness, and it does not have a taste for the things of God.
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