Studying the life of David Brainerd is like a balm to my soul. It reminds me how much closer I could be walking with the Lord, but not in a condemning way, in an encouraging way. The amount of suffering he faced and the sweetness he found in God, teaches me contentment. His simple life so contrasts my busy and distracted … Continue reading The Life of David Brainerd
Myth: Persecution Always Grows the Church
The following is a guest post by Troy Frasier. Troy is a podcast host and co-founder of Revived Studios. If we are unwilling to take a stand for Christ now, what makes us think we will do so when persecution hits? I was having coffee with a friend, and we talked about current events and … Continue reading Myth: Persecution Always Grows the Church
Are Last Rites Biblical?
It is always interesting to track down the origin of certain rituals that are practiced under the name "Christian" which do not have their foundation in scripture. One specific ritual worth considering is the Roman Catholic practice of last rites. To find out why this practice began, we have to go back to Tertillian who was a theologian who lived … Continue reading Are Last Rites Biblical?