Luther Nails It Again (rap rap rap)

On Friday, much of the culture will be focused on candy and things that go bump in the night. Protestants, however, have something far more significant to celebrate on October 31. Friday is Reformation Day, which commemorates what was perhaps the greatest move of God’s Spirit since the days of the Apostles. But what is the significance of Reformation Day, and how should we consider the events it commemorates?

At the time, few would have suspected that the sound of a hammer striking the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany, would soon be heard around the world and lead ultimately to the greatest transformation of Western society since the apostles first preached the Gospel throughout the Roman empire. Martin Luther’s nailing of his ninety-five theses to the church door on October 31, 1517, provoked a debate that culminated finally in what we now call the Protestant Reformation.

from: LIGONIER Ministries

 

Melancholy

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Sadness discolors everything; it leaves all objects charmless; it involves future prospects in darkness; it deprives the soul of all its aspirations, enchains all its powers, and produces a mental paralysis!

An old believer remarked, that cheerfulness in religion makes all its services come off with delight; and that we are never carried forward so swiftly in the ways of duty as when borne on the wings of delight; adding, that Melancholy clips such wings; or, to alter the figure, takes off our chariot wheels in duty, and makes them, like those of the Egyptians, drag heavily.

from: Satan’s Tools

 

Poetry Quiz

 

☺Poetry IS:

A) verbal catharsis in written form

B) finely-crafted phrases

C) pure language springing from the subconscious

D) structured rhythmic speech in writing

E) none of the above

 

☹ Poetry IS NOT:

A) cryptic academic twaddle

B) lame attempts at rhyming

C) lyrical diarrhea

D) identity politics in print form

E) all of the above

 

☻ Poetry is taught in school:

A) to inoculate students against ever liking it

B) to maintain the patriarchal status quo

C) to open minds to broader vistas of uselessness

D) as a superficial substitute for religious experience

E) to sell more textbooks

 

TRUE or FALSE   (circle one):

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

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