Just before the sun comes up to chase away the dark of night, a bright star often shines in the east. The Morning star as it is called is a promise of the light that will soon follow. John Wycliffe is known as the Morning Star of the Reformation. Although he didn't start the Reformation, … Continue reading John Wycliffe pt. 1
The Crusades where a big deal in the Medieval times. Peasants, knights, and even kings sold all they had in order to go and battle in the Middle East. So what caused these people to go and give their lives? Well, for starters this was a Holy War, called by Pope Urban II on the … Continue reading The Crusades
The Vikings were the terror of Europe from 790 to 1066 (A.D.). On their longboats they would surprise a village, burn and pillage it, and then disappear over the horizon. The people in Europe during this time cried, "From the Northmen, O Lord, save us!" Even kings trembled in terror when they heard that the … Continue reading The Vikings!
What's happening?: Christian fled from the city of Destruction seeking relief from his burden of guilt. After observing the Interpreter's parables, he continued on his journey in the lane called Salvation. Climbing to the top of a skull shaped hill, his burden falls from his back... In disbelief, he turned around to stare at it … Continue reading The Old Rugged Cross
There is a prominent question in Christian circles today about whether Allah and God are one and the same. While it seems like they are one and the same, there are many differences in the two religions. Christianity is based on the fact that God is love. John 3:16 states that God loved the world … Continue reading Is God the Same as Allah?
We recently got a rescue dog from a shelter. We had first noticed the female German Shepherd across the street several weeks ago. She was very skittish and the next day when I saw that she was still around, Jacob and walked out to see if she was ok and to check her collar. It turned … Continue reading Dogs And God
In the medieval time period, monasteries were a big thing. People would spend all of their lives in confined quarters to show their repentance for their sins. Monks and nuns vowed to remain single. This was not how monasteries were supposed to be. When Saint Patrick and others began witnessing to the Irish, Circa 15th … Continue reading The Trouble With Monasteries
The 5 Solas were the mottos of the Protestant reformation. These were telling the basis of all that was needed for salvation. We don't need to buy indulgences or do penance as was the custom of that time. Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone) Belief in God's Word to us, the Bible, is the only sure foundation … Continue reading The 5 Solas
What's happening?: Christian has made it to the Interpreter's House on his way to the Celestial City. The Interpreter has already shown him several different parables... The Interpreter then led Christian to an enormous castle. At the front of this castle there stood a large group of men, all anxious to enter, but afraid of … Continue reading More of the Interpreter’s Parables
What's happening: Christian has entered the Wicket Gate and received his certificate. He stopped for the night at the Interpreter's House. Informed that he had to work for his room and board, he starts sweeping in an especially dirty room... As Christian swept, a great cloud of dust arose, so much in fact that he … Continue reading At the Interpreter’s House