J.C. Ryle was a Reformed writer and pastor who was dubbed by his contemporaries as “A Man of Granite with the Heart of a Child.” Some of his most popular works include Practical Religion, Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century (1869), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (7 vols, 1856–69), and Principles for Churchmen (1884). Here …

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WHILE IN THE KUMAN TRIBE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA, I HAD LOTS OF TIME TO REFLECT ON MISSIONS AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. HERE’S A LOOK BACK AT SOME OF MY THOUGHTS DURING THIS YEAR: Among a secular culture that lives outrage to outrage, gentleness towards others through the power of the Gospel would be absolutely …

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Monday’s Presidential Debate is the SuperBowl of politics, and it’s too bad we can’t suspend these candidates like dogs from the political arena like Roger Goodell did to Tom Brady. Here are some Proverbs to keep in mind while you watch these two face off: 1. “The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools pour …

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There was a letter to the editor posted yesterday in the Bureau County Republican entitled “STD’s and God’s Will.” Interesting title. A couple friends of mine from church brought it to my attention last night and asked me to respond to it. It’ll become clear in the 3 points below that I find it much …

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