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Cripplegate: Swasey’s Last Sermon

November 28, 2015 | Author:

garrett SwaseyGarrett Swasey was the officer killed trying to rescue people at a planned parenthood facility in Colorado Springs. Swasey was shot while saving people at a place he abhorred. He was an elder of a church that believed in the inerrancy of scripture, and that abortion is evil.

Let that sink in.

A man who hated abortion and hated murder–who gave his life helping others–didn’t hesitate about going to Planned Parenthood to save lives.

Garrett Swasey was also a preacher. He was an elder at Hope Chapel in Colorado Springs.

In his last sermon (you can listen to the whole thing here), he encourages his congregation to consider Christ and the Gospel. He seems to be a pretty humorous guy, with a low view of himself and a high view of Jesus. But one thing he said in his last sermon stuck out to me. He said he never seemed to be quoted on the things that he’d like, but he always got quoted on the things he said that he didn’t like (every preacher probably knows exactly what he means by that).

Well, in honor of his heroic effort and our common love of Christ, I’d like to honor the Lord by quoting things Sweeney said in his last sermon. I hope they bless you as they have me:

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DeMar: Contrary to Popular Opinion We Are Not Living in the Last Days

November 28, 2015 | Author:

wewiniyf_largeWhat Jesus was describing in Matthew 14, Mark 13, and Luke 21 was the end of the Old Covenant. The outward manifestation of that covenant, which was always designed to pass away (see the book of Hebrews), would become a reality when the temple, the priesthood, and animal sacrifices passed away. And as Jesus predicted, it all took place when the temple in Jerusalem was dismantled stone by stone in AD 70.

Those were the “last days” that Jesus and the NT writers were describing (e.g., Heb. 1:1-2; 1 Cor. 10:11; Heb. 9:26; 10:24-25; James 5:7-9; 1 Peter 1:20; 4:7).

In Matthew 24:3, Jesus was not predicting the “end of the physical world” (kosmos) but the “end of age” (aiōn), a period of time. We now live in the New Covenant with Jesus as our temple, prophet, priest, king, and ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

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Your Black Friday Brain Food Buying Guide!

November 27, 2015 | Author:



Amazon-LogoAmazon is offering an extra 30% off any book

Just use the code HOLIDAY30 at check out!

Here’s a few of our favorites!

Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life
It’s (Not That) Complicated: How to Relate to Guys in a Healthy, Sane, and Biblical Way
Get Married: What Women Can do to Help it Happen
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
The Excellent Wife: A Biblical Perspective
Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

Check out our bookstore for more ideas.


There’s an amazing variety of DEALS between Friday, November 27th and Monday, November 30th.

Get *FREE Shipping on everything… and, up to 75% off in-stock books, CDs, and DVDs… and, spend $150 or more and get a $50 American Vision Gift Card by mail… and, all purchases between Friday and Monday above $50 will be entered into a random drawing for a $250 American Vision Gift Card (drawing on 12/2)….

Also, purchases on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, will receive a discount code for use on Cyber Monday that will get you an ADDITIONAL 25% offThat’s when you buy for your personal library….

*free shipping in the US only

Some of our favorite American Vision products are:

By This Standard: The Authority of God’s Law Today
Is Public Education Necessary?
Killer Angel: A Biography of Planned Parenthood’s Founder Margaret Sanger
Whoever controls the Schools Rules the World
Defending the Christian Worldview Against All Opposition


Gunn Productions is offering 4 different product bundles. We picked out our favorite ^^^ Only $64.95 for 7 of our favorite documentaries. Find yours at www.ColinGunn.com



Not a black friday sale but a holiday sale none the less with some great discounts on some great items!

The Puritan Paperback collection marked down from $424.00 to $250.00


The Joy to the World sale over at The Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences starts today and runs until December 4th. Save up to 60% off everything in the store.

Here’s a few of our recommendations:
Reclaiming Beauty Project, was $39.00 now $27.30
Marrying Well: Practical Wisdom for Courtship, was $28.00 now $11.20
Adventurous Femininity, was $6.00 now $4.20
Developing Your Gifts Within the Family Economy, was $6.00 now $4.20

Happy Shopping!

Molher: They Did Not Honor Him or Give Thanks — Why Thanksgiving is Inescapably Theological

November 25, 2015 | Author:

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Thanksgiving is a deeply theological act, rightly understood. As a matter of fact, thankfulness is a theology in microcosm — a key to understanding what we really believe about God, ourselves, and the world we experience.

A haunting question is this:  How do atheists observe Thanksgiving? I can easily understand what an atheist or agnostic would think of fellow human beings and feel led to express thankfulness and gratitude to all those who, both directly and indirectly, have contributed to their lives. But what about the blessings that cannot be ascribed to human agency? Those are both more numerous and more significant, ranging from the universe we experience to the gift of life itself.

Can one really be thankful without being thankful to someone? It makes no sense to express thankfulness to a purely naturalistic system. The late Stephen Jay Gould, an atheist and one of the foremost paleontologists and evolutionists of his day, described human life as “but a tiny, late-arising twig on life’s enormously arborescent bush.” Gould was a clear-headed evolutionist who took the theory of evolution to its ultimate conclusion — human life is merely an accident, though a very happy accident for us. Within that worldview, how does thankfulness work?

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Keepers of the Springs

November 23, 2015 | Author:

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available at Amazon.com

By Peter Marshall
Originally published, May 29, 2003

Once upon a time, a certain town grew up at the foot of a mountain range. It was sheltered in the lee of the protecting heights, so that the wind that shuddered at the doors and flung handfuls of sleet against the window panes was a wind whose fury was spent. High up in the hills, a strange and quiet forest dweller took it upon himself to be the Keeper of the Springs. He patrolled the hills and wherever he found a spring, he cleaned its brown pool of silt and fallen leaves, of mud and mold and took away from the spring all foreign matter, so that the water which bubbled up through the sand ran down clean and cold and pure. It leaped sparkling over rocks and dropped joyously in crystal cascades until, swollen by other streams, it became a river of life to the busy town. Millwheels were whirled by its rush. Gardens were refreshed by its waters. Fountains threw it like diamonds into the air. Swans sailed on its limpid surface, and children laughed as they played on its banks in the sunshine.

But the City Council was a group of hard-headed, hard-boiled businessmen. They scanned the civic budget and found in it the salary of a Keeper of the Springs. Said the Keeper of the Purse: “Why should we pay this romance ranger? We never see him; he is not necessary to our town’s work life. If we build a reservoir just above the town, we can dispense with his services and save his salary.” Therefore, the City Council voted to dispense with the unnecessary cost of a Keeper of the Springs, and to build a cement reservoir.

So the Keeper of the Springs no longer visited the brown pools but watched from the heights while they built the reservoir. When it was finished, it soon filled up with water, to be sure, but the water did not seem to be the same. It did not seem to be as clean, and a green scum soon befouled its stagnant surface. There were constant troubles with the delicate machinery of the mills, for it was often clogged with slime, and the swans found another home above the town. At last, an epidemic raged, and the clammy, yellow fingers of sickness reached into every home in every street and lane. (more…)

CT: We Should Expect Non-Christians to Share Our Morals

November 20, 2015 | Author:


A common reaction among evangelicals to the June Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage has been deflection from controversy. This laissez-faire approach has been most commonly expressed by closely connected beliefs about Christianity and morality:

  1. We should not expect non-Christians to think and live like Christians. So why all the fuss among Christians over the legalization of same-sex marriage?
  2. Since when do we depend on the government to enforce Christian morals?

Many who express these sentiments do so with well-meaning attempts to (rightly) keep evangelicals from panicking over misplaced trust in temporal earthly powers. Additionally, they want to remind themselves and fellow believers that to be a Christ follower will always be, as Jesus promised, countercultural.

Yet the two statements above reflect a poor understanding of how God ordered creation, morality, and the purpose he has given civil law. Assumptions like those above can lead to disastrous consequences for how we understand moral obligation.

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The Daily Signal: How the Left has Sabotaged Marriage and Family

November 19, 2015 | Author:

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On June 26, 2015, four of the Supreme Court’s liberals joined Justice Anthony Kennedy in discovering a new right to same-sex marriage in the U.S. Constitution, one thereby imposed upon all 50 states.

In response, of course, liberals were jubilant. Their leader, the one who promised to fundamentally transform America, responded by literally illuminating the nation’s house in rainbow colors.

Americans saw all of that. They saw the pictures of their fundamentally transformed White House; they saw other culture-transformers dancing in the streets joyously rejecting what a great country once called the laws of nature and nature’s God.

What they had just achieved was, obviously, something utterly untried and unprecedented. And yet, if you suggested even a slight pause before redefining something as fundamental as the 2,000-year, unquestioned, Judeo-Christian/Western standard for marriage, which has only ever meant a male-female bond—well, then you were nothing more than a homophobe exuding a noxious stream of hate. You couldn’t possibly have any rational reason for your rancid, puzzling position.

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Recommended Resources
Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left Has Sabotaged Family and Marriage
Who Killed the American Family?
Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen

Should Children Address Adults as Mr. and Mrs.?

November 19, 2015 | Author:

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To this day (even at the age of 33) I address my friends’ parents by their last names, as do most of my friends. Because they are not our peers but our elders – and we were taught to show respect to our elders. So what changed? Why are children today taught differently?

[Editor’s note: We appreciate the super conservative family values types here, but also respect the author’s point that being a follower of the masses without personal principle is not a good reason to do something]

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The Hope Box and the Charitable Work of Two Dedicated Women

November 18, 2015 | Author:

Two Cobb County women are on a mission to make sure the heartbreaking circumstances of babies left abandoned and unwanted are turned around into something life-changing and hopeful.

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Recommended Resources

The Dropbox

Rescued: The heart of adoption and caring for orphans


The Pram-car, for mobile moms and bouncing babies

November 17, 2015 | Author:

As it turns out, fish do need bicycles and men too. Thanks to Mr. William Wright’s 1951 invention mothers and babies had the means to get about with more ease and comfort previously afforded them. Enjoy!

Challies: Saved Through Childbearing

November 16, 2015 | Author:

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Photo Credit: Weareglory.com

In a recent sermon I found that I had to touch upon one what I consider of the trickiest passages in the Bible: 1 Timothy 2:15. Here is what this verse says: “Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” Taken on its own, this is a remarkably sexist statement. But I’m convinced there is truth and freedom here if we are willing to go looking for it. Let me take a shot at explaining that passage or at least to show you how I went about trying to figure it out.

First, then, what does it mean that she will be saved?

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Recommended Resources
Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life
Start Your Family: Inspiration for Having Babies
Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen

Lies vs. Truth – Spiritual Preparation for Birth

November 16, 2015 | Author:


I thought we were very prepared for the birth of our first child. I paid close attention to what I ate, I exercised up to the morning I went into labor and took natural childbirth classes. We were educated and prepared mentally and physically. Sadly, I had not given a single thought to the spiritual aspect of labor. When I got into active labor, fear unlike anything I had ever experienced set in. Nothing could calm me down. Being in the water did help, but by that point I was so eager to get the whole process over with that I got out of the tub, thinking it had stalled labor. The fear and panic did not go away, but was masked by my midwife’s order of a narcotic shot in my leg. It stopped the panic but I was barely lucid. Sadly, I remember very little of my son’s arrival and the early moments with him. I was not even able to talk about our first son’s birth for over a year afterward because of the fear and shame I felt.

When I became pregnant with our second child, I felt compelled to meet with two women from church to talk and pray about this baby’s arrival. From the first time we gathered to pray the Holy Spirit began tearing down strongholds and confronting lies I had believed about myself, childbirth, and God’s role in birth.

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Why Are So Many Women Depressed?

November 14, 2015 | Author:


It is widely reported that women suffer depression at twice the rate of men. Apparently, more women are clinically depressed than ever before. On the assumption that these assessments are true, the question anyone interested in the subject — which means anyone who cares about any woman — asks is, why?

In a recent column I offered one explanation — the impossibly high expectations for happiness that feminism created for many women.

There are other possible explanations.

One is the way in which many girls have been raised.

As every wise person and wise culture in history has known, it is impossible to attain any happiness without conquering one’s nature. This is, of course, equally true for boys and girls, men and women. However, along with feminism arose a belief in the superiority of female nature. One result of this has been the suppressing of many male instincts — both negative and positive — along with little or no suppression of negative female instincts.

Societies and parents always knew that it was imperative to teach boys to control two aspects of their male nature — their sexual desires and their predilection for violence.

Societies and parents also always knew that it was imperative to teach girls to control their natures — in particular their predilection to be ruled by their emotions. Women who allowed their emotions to rule them not only became destructive (to members of their families first and foremost), they became unhappy women.

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Hope is grace. Need it? Ask for it.

November 14, 2015 | Author:


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A Prayer for Hope. For those in desperate need of it.

Heavenly Father,

My hope is faint today. Help me. Help me to endure when I feel no hope. Forge a hope-producing character in me. Do not let me be ashamed.

By your Scriptures, give me hope and grant that I would be saved by hope. “My hope is in the Lord who gave himself for me” – help me to believe that. Today. Right now.

Lord, you are my hope. I am so often sorely tempted to look for hope in something, someone, anything else. But, by your grace, make me to hope only ultimately in You.

When you saved me, when you gave me new life, when I was born again by the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit, I was born to hope. I need that hope, more than ever, as an anchor for my soul today. I need to enter into the inner sanctuary, where my Savior has gone before, and to know the presence and favor and communion of the one who is my hope. My only hope.

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AV: The Media’s Lying Propaganda About Texas Homeschool Case

November 10, 2015 | Author:


A court case involving a Texas Christian homeschool family has made national news because the parents allegedly have refused to educate their children in view of an imminent “rapture.” Liberal activist news outlets across the country have joined in universal chorus condemning lax homeschooling regulations and suggesting the pending Texas Supreme Court case will lead to a crackdown on homeschooling throughout the nation.

There’s only one problem. It’s all lies.

Every bit of it.

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