The 1517 Blogcast is a daily, microcast of articles from 1517. These articles share insight from a community of writers communicating the proclaimed forgiveness through Christ's death and resurrection, the importance and relevance of historical Christianity and defense of the faith through Christian apologetics.
Reading Flannery O’Connor & Reflecting on Lent, Part 2
When we meditate on Jesus’ last supper, and come to the Lord’s Supper, it is a powerful testimony of the paradoxical nature of faith.
Working for a Generous God
Sunshine and rain, food and harvests, family, friends, and health, love and joy. All these things and more he gives, not because of what you do or don’t do, but because he is generous and gracious.
The Parable of the Sower
We can’t predict the harvest. We can only sow.
Forgive Your Parents
Unprompted, without any warning, for no reason at all, without any instigation say, "I love you." And that will wash over your parents like a beautiful absolution.
You Are Light
I hate to break it to you, but "are" is not an action verb. "Are" is a being verb.
My Favorite Book in the Bible
If you interpret James, as most do, as an encouragement toward proving your faith by your works and then say it is your "favorite" then you are proclaiming that your favorite thing about the Christian faith is the practical outworking, the proving your faith by your works.
A Review of "God's Word: A Guide to Holy Scripture" by John Kleinig
When I finished the book, I loved the Bible, and the Bible’s author, even more. And I can’t imagine a better endorsement than that.
How God Loves Us: The Meaning of "So," John 3:16
“So loved,” then isn’t about how much but instead simply how.
How God Loves Us: The Sound of Salvation, Zephaniah 3:17
Zephaniah has given us something more visceral to help us understand the love of God: the sound of salvation.
How God Loves Us: Show Us Your Love, Exodus 34:6-7
Unbelief loves the sound of its own voice and never sits still.