Being that we do not know the exact year John Knox was born, that means we can stretch out the celebration of his 500th for multiple years! Scholars continue to speculate about the year of his birth. At one time it was thought he was born as early as 1505, but now his birthday is regarded as more likely to be later – with 1515 being the terminus year of speculation. And that is to the advantage of us all, for the longer we celebrate this man of God the better! 2015 has seen numerous resources come out about the father of Scottish Presbyterianism, and this fine film by Gunn Productions is the latest contribution. Sit down, as I did with my kids, and take an hour to learn about the fascinating life and ministry of John Knox! The whole family will benefit from it!
Beginning with Scripture, Ending with Worship: An Analysis of Petrus van Mastricht’s Polemic against Balthasar Bekker
“And though this world with devils filled, should threaten to undo us…”—so penned Luther in his famous hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God. But