• History of the English Bible, part 4

    Posted Jan 30th, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Before he came under the influence of the teaching of the reformers, Miles Coverdale had been an Augustinian friar (1506) and a priest (1514). After he came under the influence of the teachings of the reformers he became an exile (1528). After six years on the run working with Tyndale and doing other proofreading jobs, …

  • History of the English Bible, part 3

    Posted Jan 21st, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    “Between the death of Wycliffe and the advent of Luther the world had changed” says Benson Bobrick (Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired, 81). Indeed it had. For starters there was that great period of intense learning known as the Renaissance. But perhaps even greater than …

  • Drills and Screwdrivers

    Posted Jan 18th, 2011 By in Cadets Blog With | No Comments

    We got off to a great start last week. Turns out we did not need the drills last week, but we will need them this week. We don’t quite need a drill per boy, because they will be working in teams to smooth & polish their axle screws (one boy holds the drill and squeezes the …

  • The History of the English Bible, part 2

    Posted Jan 12th, 2011 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    There had been bits and pieces translated into English and favorite passages from here and there, but the first full translation of the whole English Bible is associated with John Wycliffe and bears his name, The Wycliffe Bible. During Wycliffe’s day (1330-1384) knowledge of the Bible was dismal. If you think ours is a day …

  • It’s Pinewood Season!

    Posted Jan 10th, 2011 By in Cadets Blog With | No Comments

    Parents, We have roughly 8 weeks of Cadets to work on our Pinewood Derby cars before we reach our racing season, which culminates with the SoCal Council-wide Pinewood Derby, to be held at NLPCA on March 26. As mentioned last time, the “official” times are 7:00-8:15, but if Cadets want to get some extra work …

  • New Times

    Posted Jan 6th, 2011 By in Cadets Blog With | No Comments

    Forever and a day, New Life Cadets has been 7:00-8:30 PM on Wednesdays approximately during the school year. But with such a young group of students (with early bedtimes) we experimented last fall with a 6:30-8:00PM schedule (Salt & Light changed together with us). After reconsidering, it appears that the earlier time is also a …

  • The History of the English Bible, Part I

    Posted Jan 6th, 2011 By in Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the King James version of the Bible. Its influence upon the culture, the church and the English language cannot be overstated. Whatever you may think of the KJV you are indebted to it. Because of this I thought it might be helpful for us to trace the history of …

  • Trinity, part 8

    Posted Jan 6th, 2011 By in Why We Believe What We Believe With | No Comments

    Chapter 7, the final chapter of Sanders’ book, continues to tease out practical applications for the Christian life rooted in a robust Trinitarian theology. The title tells us where we are going: “Praying with the Grain (Or, The Tacit Trinitariansim of All Christian Prayer). Like with wood and paper and cat hair there is a …

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