Happy Birthday Jonathan Edwards – 313 Today!

On October 5, 1703 Jonathan Edwards was born, and today 313 years later we are thankful and grateful for his life and ministry. It's a shame that all most Americans know of the Puritans is a few excerpts from Jonathan Edward's famous sermon Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God. It's a great sermon, don't … Continue reading Happy Birthday Jonathan Edwards – 313 Today!

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A Long Post on a Dead Man: The Legacy of David Brainerd

Today in 1747 David Brainerd, puritan missionary to the Native Americans, died.  He is my hero.  To honor this man, I've put together a long post detailing his life and thought.  In summary his life was one of 'pleasing pain.'  To find out why read on: John Piper says, "Hebrews 11 is a divine mandate … Continue reading A Long Post on a Dead Man: The Legacy of David Brainerd

Jonathan Edwards: Glorifying God by Enjoying the Glory of God

Jonathan Edwards is one of the largest dead influences in my life.  Why?  One grand reason.   Edwards has taught me that God is glorified the most when His glory His enjoyed the deepest.  What do I mean?  Read Edwards himself: God is glorified not only by his glory’s being seen, but by its being rejoiced … Continue reading Jonathan Edwards: Glorifying God by Enjoying the Glory of God

Edwards Resolution-athon: Day 19

Resolution 38: Resolved, never to speak anything that is ridiculous, sportive, or matter of laughter on the Lord’s day. This resolution is a little more characteristic of the “puritan lifestyle” most of us know from our high school history textbooks.  But before you assume that Edwards is crazy for never speaking anything funny or about … Continue reading Edwards Resolution-athon: Day 19