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Ludwig Krapf and His Impact on the Swahili Language in East Africa

The Swahili Coast, Watamu, (2018) The Roman Catholic Church arrived on the East Coast of Africa in 1498 in the form of the Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama. Between 1593 and 1596 the Portuguese built Fort Jesus on Mombasa Island, but they did not go beyond the coast and left in 1698 when Fort Jesus [...]

Ludwig Krapf and His Impact on the Swahili Language in East Africa2021-01-01T19:30:46+03:00

Was Ludwig Krapf as Monumental as the Monuments Suggest?

The First Protestant Church in East Africa at Rabai, Kenya. Today this building houses the Krapf Museum. In 2006 Jochen Eber published a biography of Ludwig Krapf in German. He has no plans for an English edition. In the introduction to that work, Eber points out, that there has been a renewed interest in the [...]

Was Ludwig Krapf as Monumental as the Monuments Suggest?2020-11-23T02:45:44+03:00

Dr. T. T. Shields on Roman Catholicism: Pt. 2. “A Powerful International Political Organization”

Two related issues formed the impetus of Shields’ fight with Roman Catholicism in Canada. The first was the theological and spiritual danger of Roman Catholicism which we have previously considered. The second was the Roman Catholic monopoly that separated Quebec from the rest of Canada and obstructed national unity. Donald Wicks presented the issue very [...]

Dr. T. T. Shields on Roman Catholicism: Pt. 2. “A Powerful International Political Organization”2020-03-31T15:28:10+03:00

Dr. T.T. Shields on Roman Catholicism: Pt. 1. Theologian and Pastor

On June 15, 1949, an article appeared in Maclean’s Magazine featuring Dr. T.T. Shields of Toronto; the title was “The Battling Baptist.” This perception of Shields as a controversialist, rightly or wrongly, has become the most defining feature of his life and ministry. In some respects, it is understandable how this perception has developed; there [...]

Dr. T.T. Shields on Roman Catholicism: Pt. 1. Theologian and Pastor2020-03-24T23:23:26+03:00

Thomas Cranmer—Final Advice for Suffering Saints

After the death of Edward VI Thomas Cranmer (Archbishop of Canterbury) signed several recantations of the Reformed Faith to appease the wicked Queen Mary. In the end she was not happy with a private signing and demanded a public signing and a public humiliation. When he came to sign the document in public he refused. Deviating [...]

Thomas Cranmer—Final Advice for Suffering Saints2017-02-23T18:08:40+03:00

Daily Devotional (April 26th): My Sin

“Even when faced with the blinding sting of someone else’s sin, it really is not someone else’s sin that can hurt us. It is our own festering sin that takes the guise of innocence that will be the undoing of us all.” (p. 76) Reading: "Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and [...]

Daily Devotional (April 26th): My Sin2017-02-23T18:08:43+03:00

Daily Devotional (April 23rd): The Authority of the Holy Spirit

“I had learned in a rich and organic way that the Bible webs into all conversations and cultures, like active verbs in sentences or oxygen in the atmosphere. I had learned that Christians need to follow the complex and counterintuitive ways that the Holy Spirit leads. I had learned that being a hero for Jesus [...]

Daily Devotional (April 23rd): The Authority of the Holy Spirit2017-02-23T18:08:44+03:00

Daily Devotional (April 19th): Assurance of Salvation

“Assurance of salvation means knowing God’s call on your life—it means knowing in a conscious way that you are his. We know this through both the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives and his call on our hearts. The Spirit’s work in our lives is evident through our obedience to God and our love for [...]

Daily Devotional (April 19th): Assurance of Salvation2017-02-23T18:08:44+03:00

Daily Devotional (April 18th): More Freudian Than Christian

“I have contemplated this statement, thinking about the difference between the call of God on the one hand (as revealed through the Holy Spirit’s work in our conscience) and the call or influence of other people whom we deem powerful or important on the other hand (what Sigmund Freud would call the power of the [...]

Daily Devotional (April 18th): More Freudian Than Christian2017-02-23T18:08:44+03:00
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