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Thoughts on Brooks' Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices--Part 1
My appreciation for the Puritans seems to grow every
year.  A couple of things moved me toward
my interaction with the Puritans; one was a person and the other was book.  The person was a retired pastor, Ernie
Jolley, and the other was a book that he gave t...

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A Morning in Thomasville with Ben Weeks
Recently I have spent a bit of time revisiting the Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan.   One of the things that Bunyan seems to stress
during the story is the need for friendship and fellowship along the way to the
Celestial City.   Two of the more constant
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Characters from Pilrim's Progress -- Great Heart
Over the last several posts, I have tried to analyze some of
the characters of Pilgrim’s Progress that was written by John Bunyan in 1678. 
We have visited with Ignorance , Evangelist , Mr. Worldly Wiseman , Valiant for Truth , and Mr. Fearing .  These
trav...

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Characters from Pilgrim's Progress -- Mr. Fearing
To revisit Pilgrim’sProgress over the last couple of weeks has been a wonderful
experience.  In one of the previous
posts, I mentioned that I had originally been introduced to this fine book by Pastor John Harrell in Bridge City, Texas. 
For years in Bridge...

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Characters from Pilgrim's Progress -- Valiant for Truth
There are aspects of John Bunyan’s famous allegory Pilgrim’s Progress that have more
details as you read on through the second portion of it concerning Christian’s
wife and children who flee from the City of Destruction.  As their story unfolds, we read abo...

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Characters from Pilgrim's Progress -- Mr. Worldly Wiseman
John Bunyan’s famous allegory Pilgrim’s Progress is filled with men and women who happened along
the path of Christian as he has started his journey toward the Celestial
City.  We have spent a little time with Ignorance who wanted to talk Christian into try...

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Characters from Pilgrim's Progress -- Evangelist
Returning to John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress , I want to look at another one of his
characters.  This book over the years has
been one I return to regularly and read various scenes from because even though
it was written in 1678 still has a profound grip o...

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Characters from Pilgrim's Progress -- Ignorance
It has been a long while since I have written anything about
John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress .  I can still remember 15 years ago, or more
that Brother John Harrell, long-time pastor of Bridge City UPC, recommended that I
read dig into that allegory.  He t...

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Top Ten Books of 2016 -- #8 -- The Looming Tower--Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
November 13, 2015 around dusk here in Dothan, I had just gotten
in my car around 6 PM for a drive of a little over an hour to a sectional rally
when the top of the hour newscast began describing the terrorist attacks in
Paris.  These attacks fell into a
dif...

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Top Ten Books of 2016 -- #9 From Here to Maturity--Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity--Thomas E. Bergler
In the ninth spot for the best books that I read in 2016 is
a follow-up book to Thomas Bergler’s TheJuvenilization of American Christianity . 
This book, From Here to Maturity--Overcoming the Juvenilization of American Christianity , was written in 2014 aft...
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