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Freedom Born in a Black Tower

My good friend Bryan Barrett recently put me on to a story I had never read: the Tower of the Black Cloister. In this tower, the history of the world turned a profound corner. Most people view the Reformation as … Continue reading

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John Calvin, Sound Economy, and a Development Ethic

Check out Catherine Hornby’s fine article Moral Rebound Finds Dutch Exploring Calvin online at REUTERS UK. With the emergence of the Global Economic Crisis, the Dutch are looking at their Protestant roots for answers. It would behoove Christians anywhere in … Continue reading

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The Cornerstone

In my reading this morning, I was reflecting on Paul’s words in Romans 9:33.  He speaks of Christ as the stumbling stone when he writes: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock … Continue reading

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