Reflections of Grace 141: Praying Like a Drunken Woman

“Hannah kept wailing even when Eli the priest mistook her for a drunk and questioned her sincerity. She simply set the record straight by telling him, ‘I have been praying here out of my great anguish and grief'” (1Samuel 1: 15-16).   [display_podcast]She didn’t care how she looked as she prayed.   God knew her heart…We know Hannah  for her sorrow… She longed for a son, but couldn’t have children. We know her for her faithfulness. She never gave up hope that God would hear her prayer. We … [Read more...]

5 Minutes in Church History: What Is Reformation Day?

What is Reformation Day? To answer that question, let’s ask another question. When is Reformation Day? It’s October 31; it commemorates the events of October 31, 1517. On that day, Martin Luther, an Augustinian monk, nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Now, why would Luther do that? To answer this question, we need to introduce a few more characters.One of those characters was Albert of Brandenburg. Albert was not old enough to be a bishop, yet in 1517, he … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: How Our Beliefs Shape Us

[display_podcast]According to the doctrines of nihilism, nothing at all is sacred. In fact, nothing really matters except that which gives momentary pleasure or excitement. Christianity, on the other hand, starts with a completely different premise. This world is God’s world, and everything we do matters.So what are the implications of these two views? Do ideas like these just float around in a person’s head, or do these beliefs shape us in ways we can’t even comprehend? The hosts will di … [Read more...]

Breakpoint: Political Correctness Is Killing Colleges

We’ve heard a lot about the flurry of “snowflakes” on college campuses. But it’s more like a blizzard. [display_podcast]Fragile freshmen took to the streets following the presidential election. But at many schools, the politically-correct are upset about more than who’s moving into the White House. They’re demanding professors rewrite history itself to suit their feelings.Take the University of Pennsylvania, where NBC reports that students removed a portrait of William Shakespeare and re … [Read more...]

First Liberty Briefing: The Tradition Behind the Words “So Help Me God” in our Inaugural Address

Last week, Donald Trump recited the Oath of Office, ending with the traditional declaration, “So help me God.” Some question whether George Washington actually said “So help me God,” starting a tradition maintained by most of our presidents. But, we do know Washington’s other words.Every four years, Americans experience and national transition as a new Executive is inaugurated. Donald Trump recited the Oath of Office, ending with the traditional declaration, “So help me, God.”Some questio … [Read more...]

WWUTT: What is Discernment?

What is discernment? Hebrews 5:14 suggests that: … those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish what is good from what is evil. (Hebrews 5:145) C.H. Spurgeon explained, “Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.” Discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit. The Greek word used for discernment in Hebrews is the same word used in 1 Corinthians 12. To each is given the m … [Read more...]