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Wittenberg:  Where the Reformation Came From

Dr. Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483, in Eisleben (Germany) as the second son of a miner, Hans Luder. He attended school from 1488-1496 in Mansfield, in 1497 in Magdeburg, and went then to the Georgen school from 1498-1501 in Eisenach. From 1501-1506 he did his philosophical studies in the University of Erfurt, […]

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Susan Tripped

Susan Mole was very nervous. When she entered the classroom, she chose quickly a chair with a table at the back. It was the last part of sitting for a scholarship and Susan had not taken the time to prepare herself well enough. The night before she had been to her next-door neighbors who had […]

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Dealing with Liberalism in Reformed Theology

We can all be agreed that liberalism, or modernism, is the enemy of all true theology, i.e., the true knowledge of God. But we must first understand exactly what liberalism is. According to the New Dictionary of Theology (Sinclair Ferguson, David Wright, editors), liberalism has the following features: A purpose of adapting the substance of […]

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1996 BRF Family Holiday Conference Report

As we approached Gatwick Airport in London, England, I was filled with curiosity as to what this land full of rich history would be like. I looked out the window of the plane and saw beautiful rolling hills covered with fields defined by hedges of green that made the land appear as a hodgepodge of […]

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Watching Daily at My Gates

Reprinted from Daily Meditations for Spiritual Comfort by Rev. John A. Heys, minister emeritus from the Protestant Reformed Churches November 1 THE BELIEVERS BLESSED AFFLICTIONS It makes a world of difference whether you stand at the cross of Christ and see the hatred of the unbelieving Jews, and the shed blood and pain which He […]

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Charlemagne: Conqueror and Christian

Charlemagne, meaning Charles the Great, was born to Pepin the Short in 742. His grandfather and father conquered much of modern day France and Germany and like his ancestors, Charlemagne was a great warrior. To his inherited domain of France and Germany, Charlemagne added Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands, along with parts of Austria and […]

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The Journey

William tightly gripped his ticket as he boarded the ship. Nervously he looked at it one more time before he handed it to a sailor waiting on board. It read, “…van Nederland to America, April 27, 1838.” Then he joined his parents and two younger sisters who were waiting near the ship’s railing. Now together, […]

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