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Zwingli, the Pastor, Again

“Those are also false shepherds who in no way act as parents and do not let the pre-occupations and anxieties of the sheep be their own concerns but look only to their own matters, saying, ‘I want that which is mine.’ “ (The Shepherd, March 1524, pp 115)

Zwingli the Pastor

“But if any master of ceremonials ventured to preach other than the truth to the sheep entrusted to me, I declared I would not stand it” -“Letter of Huldreich Zwingli to Erasmus Fabricius about the Proceedings, on the 7th, 8th, and 9th of April, 1522, of the Delegates Sent to Zurich by the Bishop of […]

Stephen Ambrose on Men & Friendship

I recently read Stephen Ambrose’s little book, Comrades Brothers, Fathers, Heroes, Sons, Pals, (Simon & Schuster, 1999) and thoroughly enjoyed his celebration of male friendships.  He pursues the theme of friendship by examining his own life (brothers, father, and other friends) and friendships of men he’s already written significant volumes about (Eisenhower, Custer, Crazy Horse, […]

Zwingli on Love & Useless Quarreling

This is a challenging word from Zwingli. He roots this in 2 Timothy 2:23. “[Those] who bring hatred upon the gospel are those who are more inflated with knowledge of the gospel than ignited with love. They exercise themselves more with quarreling than with gentle Christian living. They see in others what is lacking in […]

Video of Messages at Charlotte Chapel Conference

Earlier this year I mentioned The Call conference for pastors to be held at Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was blessed to be apart and benefited from all the messages. I have mentioned some of them along the way but just recently noticed that video of all the messages has been posted online. So, […]

My Week at the Sovereign Grace Pastors’ College

This past week I taught a week-long course for the Sovereign Grace Pastors’ College in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It was an invigorating and particularly blessed time. Over three and a half days I walked through Hebrews through Revelation with 23 guys from a wide range of ages, and experience both practical and academic- some fairly new, […]