When my first two children were two and three years old and just learning to speak, I unintentionally began asking them repeat things in stories, or from the Bible to help them stay engaged with the reading and to help remember what we were reading. I would ask them a question and have them repeat what I said in 3-4 beats/syllables. They seemed to like this and I noticed they were catching on, because they would say and mention these things in their evening prayers. To help them further, I decided to write down some of the things we had. . .
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A fiddler on the roof. Sounds crazy, no? But here, in our little village of Anatevka, you might say every one of us is a fiddler on the roof trying to scratch out a pleasant, simple tune without breaking his neck. It isn’t easy. You may ask ‘Why do we stay up there if it’s so dangerous?’ Well, we stay because Anatevka is our home. And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word: Tradition! Traditions, traditions. Without our traditions our lives would be as shaky as, as… as a fiddler on the roof!. . .
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Historic Sola Scriptura I have too often heard the modern refrain, “No creed but Christ, no law but love.” This relatively simple platitude is viewed by many as a spiritually deep proclamation of their commitment to the historic and profound battle cry of the Reformation, Sola Scriptura. Adherents to this catchphrase are not just those who would align themselves with the emergent church movement or the contemporary charismatic crowd. Within the circles in which I run (the politically-conservative, family-friendly, and culturally-concerned crowd) a similar sentiment exists, and is growing. Like any movement, any revival, any reformation, there are those who. . .
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We were made for worship. There is nothing higher to which we can attain but to be perfect worshipers of our God. The Westminster Catechism asks, “What is the chief end of man?” To which we answer, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” It is inevitable that we will fail in perfect worship on this side of the veil, but it is our joy and His promise that we will one day succeed. Join us as we have a conversation about worship, the chief end of man.
The Children’s Shorter Catechism set to music. Available on CD or MP3
The Apostle's Creed, the creed of creeds. Join RC as he delves deep into our most basic and important creed. Find out why it serves so well as the answer to the question, “Christian, What do you believe?”
Even just a few words can change the world. The solas of the Reformation gave direction, power and wisdom to both the scholars and the laity during a time of great uncertainty and danger. These solas stood firm because they all rest on the very Word of God. In this study we seek to unpack these potent slogans, to defend them from the Scripture, and apply them to our lives. Our desire in this study is less that we would change the world, and more that we would be changed, that we would rely on the Scripture alone, depend on faith alone, rest on grace alone, look to Christ alone, and live for God’s glory alone.