The first issue of Christian History magazine's series of four on the Reformation explores the roots and fruits of reform. On a quiet October Wednesday in 1517, a young Augustinian monk and theology professor, with one nail to the Wittenberg Castle door, struck a death blow to medieval Catholicism. That’s the story we think we know of Martin Luther, his 95 Theses, and the beginning of the Reformation. But is it the whole story?
Seven Christian authors who gave us cheerful hobbits, wise old women, sharp-witted detectives, and one memorable lion gave us something more: a vision for all of life. Meet George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield in Christian History magazine 113: Seven Literary Sages.
William Carey -- now known as the "Father of Modern Missions" -- his example proved missions work was possible; his zeal convinced people missions work was essential; and generations of missionaries followed in his footsteps. Shoemaker, botanist, translator, preacher, factory manager -- William Carey was all those things and more. Most importantly, he was a faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ amidst a life of personal grief, professional ridicule, and international strife.
Stretch and Pray DVD -- A companion to Murray D. Finck's popular Stretch and Pray book, this helpful DVD features Pastor Finck guiding you through forty gentle stretches, movements, and postures to improve physical and spiritual well-being. Stretch and Pray Book -- In this book, Finck provides a step-by-step guide to forty stretches to improve physical and spiritual well-being. Individuals can select the postures that work for them and customize a daily routine.
After four hundred years of failing to trust the Divine King, His people decided to ask for a king just like the nations. I Samuel shows us what happened when the ancient church was given a king that looked perfect on the outside but did not have a heart for the True King. Yet, the Lord did not abandon them but found another king, a man after His own heart, a king who could show them a better picture of the Heavenly King, the Promised King, the King who was to come.
Who is the true King? Who reigns over all the kings, presidents, prime ministers, CEO's and celebrities of the world? We have all heard how power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. So, can absolute power ever be safe in the hands of only one individual leader?
The Bible will take you through the history of the universe from beginning to end but it can also speak clearly to you about your life: Why are you here? How should you live? These Study Guides will help you read and understand the Bible. They are written with enough depth to satisfy the mature Christian but accessible for someone who is new to the Bible.