On National Aboriginal Day, Clint Humfrey shares the story of the Cree chief Maskepetoon. A must-read:
I’m so excited and thankful to see this finally come together! The Gospel Coalition Canada, a cross-denominational resource and fellowship ministry, has launched its website. Bookmark this and visit regularly, here:
We’re excited to announce the launch of Union Calgary, a Learning Community of Union School of Theology for Christian theological education and ministry training, hosted by Calvary Grace Church. If you’re in driving distance of Calgary and are seeking an academically rigorous, biblically faithful, and accredited theological education, but can’t commit to a full-time program of study and can’t relocate to a seminary somewhere, this may be for you!
Details on the Calgary Learning Community here.
The program offered through the Learning Community is Union’s Graduate Diploma in Theology (GDip).
He who hung the earth is hanged.
He who fixed the heavens in place is fixed in place.
He who made all things fast is made fast on a tree.
The Sovereign is insulted.
God is murdered.
The King of Israel is destroyed by an Israelite hand.
This is the One who made the heavens and the earth, and formed mankind in the beginning,
The One proclaimed by Law and Prophets,
The One enfleshed in a virgin,
The One hanged on a tree,
The One buried in the earth,
The One raised from the dead and who went up into the heights of heaven,
The One sitting at the right hand of the Father,
The One having all authority to judge and save,
Through Whom the Father made the things that exist from the beginning of time.
This One is the Alpha and the Omega,
This One is the beginning and the end…the beginning indescribable and the end incomprehensible.
This One is the Christ.
This One is the King.
This One is Jesus.
This One is the Leader.
This One is the Lord.
This One is the One who rose from the dead.
This One is the One sitting on the right hand of the Father.
He bears the Father and is borne by the Father.
To him be the glory and the power forever. Amen.
(Melito of Sardis, d. AD 180, from James White, The Forgotten Trinity, pp. 184-185)
How I wish I’d read this book at 17 years old; so many wasted years. If you’re a young man, you can do better, and this will help. J.C. Ryle’s “Thoughts for Young Men” is an absolute must-read. And it’s not a long book, either. And it’s free online.
No excuses, guys. “Man up” and read this (PDF).
More formats available here (Kindle and ePub), by the way.
Folks in the Maritimes and Newfoundland, don’t miss this conference! After being there last year, even as just a visitor from Alberta, I’m more than happy to say that not only is this an incredibly well-run conference and the subject matter will be invaluable, but that the Christian fellowship and encouragement is a real gift to the Atlantic Canadian church. Mark your calendars.