Monday, February 09, 2009

Trip to Boston

In 2 days my wife and I will be flying to Boston, Massachusetts for her business conference. As a history buff and student of the Puritans I can hardly contain my excitement. To walk where the Pilgrim Fathers walked, to be in the land of Jonathon Edwards, and those sturdy old Puritans that planted the seeds of the American Revolution, what more can I say?

Of course, modern day Boston would make the Puritans roll over in their graves. Harvard, originally founded to train ministers to preach the gospel, has been a hotbed of humanism, communism, and moral relativism for longer than anyone can remember. The majority of those that claim the Christian religion take communion with the church of Rome, descendants of the Irish that settled in the area following the Potato Famine. This is a state that produced Ted Kennedy and Barney Frank-enough said! Per capita, Massachusetts probably has the most educated population of any of the 50 states. Book sense, therefore, does not equal common sense and when that knowledge is based on anything other than the knowledge of the Lord, the result is modern day Massachusetts.

Enough with lamenting over the current state of affairs as God is sovereign and is fulfilling His purposes. I look forward to seeing the Old North Church, walking the Freedom Trail, and hopefully discovering some fantastic old bookstore.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Blogging Again-Reformation Heritage Books

After a 2 year hiatus I have decided to return to the blogosphere where I will be talking about my favorite subject-our Lord Jesus Christ!

One of the resources I have discovered, besides the Bible, in helping me in my daily walk with Him is Reformation Heritage Books. They are a great resource for reformed, biblically based books. Beware to the Christian that is used to encountering the fluff that passes for Christian books in most Christian bookstores today. I am finding more and more that to purchase theologically sound books I must go to the internet. What a sad commentary.

I am wrapping up a series on the great hymns of the faith by Douglas Bond that I purchased from Heritage Books. I would recommend them to anyone, especially those that struggle with the new music and new forms of worship in the church today. Bond weaves into his story the importance of the great hymns of the faith that connect us to Christians across the centuries. How sad that the church would trade this treasure for theologically inept little ditties that nobody will remember in 5 years.