A Low View of the Law Brings Legalism (Machen)

I really appreciate J. G. Machen's discussion of the law in chapter four of What is Faith?  The first line is especially insightful: "So it always is: a low view of law always brings legalism in religion; a high view of law makes a man a seeker after grace.  Pray [to] God that the high… Continue reading A Low View of the Law Brings Legalism (Machen)

Little Pilgrim’s Progress

Since the original language of Pilgrim’s Progress is too archaic for many of today’s readers, and since I wanted my children to read and understand it, I looked around for an easier to read version or abridgment.  I know there are a few out there, but one that we really like is Little Pilgrim’s Progress… Continue reading Little Pilgrim’s Progress

There Has Been Some Sort of Catastrophe

Soon after his conversion, C. S. Lewis wrote The Pilgrim’s Regress which was first copyright in 1933.  It is a deeply insightful allegory of Lewis’ own journey that led him to the Lord.  At one point, the main character, John, and his companion Vertue come up to a huge canyon.  Near the edge of the… Continue reading There Has Been Some Sort of Catastrophe

The Narrow Path, The Good Shepherd

In the first part of Christian’s journey, he had to travel through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.  In this valley there was a very narrow path with hellish dangers on both sides.  If Christian would veer too much to the left or right, it would be the end of him. The narrator explained… Continue reading The Narrow Path, The Good Shepherd