Sunday, February 26, 2017


                                       church of the transfiguration atop mt. tabor in galilee


Thursday, February 23, 2017

why we should study history

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Seven Reasons Why We Should Study History

1. History teaches us

2. History gives us insight

3. History reminds us

4. History cultivates humility

5. History is "family" history

6. History encourages us to give thanks

7. History is HIS story

Chesterton said that tradition is the "democracy of the dead". We as God's people would do well to learn about history and tradition, not only to learn from our mistakes, but in order to be connected to the invisible church of all times and places. In doing so we will be better equipped to give thanks for the past, have faith for the present, and hold hope for the future.

ht - nicholas davis


Monday, February 20, 2017

Dawn: Luther at Erfurt

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Dawn: Luther at Erfurt, Joseph Noel Paton, 1861


Thursday, February 9, 2017

cave 12

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Israeli archaeologists have discovered yet another cave believed to have housed some of the Dead Sea Scrolls. If they are correct, it would be the 12th “scroll cave” discovered in the past 60 years.

Researchers from Hebrew University in Jerusalem found Cave 12 near the archaeological site of Qumran, close to the location where the first Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in 1947.

Cave 12 contains shattered pottery jars (which held the scrolls), scroll casings, and strips of cloth that tied the scrolls, which were all over 2,000 years old.

The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of nearly 1000 manuscripts containing parts of what is now known as the Hebrew Bible. These can now be viewed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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