Author Archives: Rod Culbertson

Quotes from William Bridge, A Lifting Up for the Downcast

The Good Man’s Peace “It is true the saints grieve, but then dolent et de dolore gaudent (they grieve and rejoice that they can grieve): they are troubled for sin; and they have rest and quiet in this, that they … Continue reading

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Highlights from: Stephen Neill: A History of Christian Missions (Part II)

Part II Chapter 8: Introduction “The Protestant Churches owe an immeasurable debt to the Evangelical Revival in the broad sense of that term.  Many forces – high Anglican piety, the mystical tradition, the pietism both of Halle and of Herrnhut … Continue reading

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Highlights from: Stephen Neill: A History of Christian Missions (Part I)

Neill, Stephen. A History of Christian Missions. 2nd Edition. Edited by Owen Chadwick. London: Penguin Books, 1986.  Chapter 2: The Conquest of the Roman World, A.D. 100-500 “in A.D. 529…Christianity was fashionable…” (41) “Faith became superficial, and was identified with … Continue reading

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What is a Christian?

There are many definitions of the word “Christian.” Most of us have seen or known people who say that they are Christians but their behavior is not consistent with their profession of faith. Usually, those people are termed “hypocrites.” No … Continue reading

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God Working Before My Eyes

As Jay approached the question, “Would you like to invite Christ into your life right now?” I prayed in my heart to the Lord for Mack. Surely Mack wouldn’t agree to this. He had never responded to any of my gospel oriented conversations (later, he told me that he didn’t even remember any of those conversations). But, amazingly, when Jay asked this question, Mack said “Yes.” Continue reading

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