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The Strange Death of Europe: Like the Days of Noah

“It is always better to know the truth.”     As I plodded through David Murray’s important book,   The Strange Death of Europe , I had to remind myself of that.  The truths he documents are painful.     As a young Christian, I felt privileged to visit Europe, having been inspired by the book    Here I Stand  (Roland Bainton), the story of Martin Luther.  Luther had courageously proclaimed the forgotten truth that in Christ we are justified by faith apart from the works of the law, a  simple but revolutionary truth that changed the worldview of Europe.     Though the cost of that changed worldview included bloody wars, Protestant Europe gave rise to modern science, the end of slavery, the spread of the Christian gospel to the world, and the American revolution, with a government established by “We the people.” The historical benefits of Christian Europe are beyond measurement, so it is especially tragic to see it collapse and die from suicide. So, what is happening in Europe tod

The Golden Secret: Mom's Classic Children's Story

The Golden Secret Story and Illustrations by Libby Horning A  long time ago, when travel was slow and no one had ever heard of automation, there lived a most unhappy king. His name was King Regen of Bugovia. He was a fine fat king, and should have been jolly, but he was sad because the people of his kingdom were unhappy and were always quarrelling. Bugovians awoke in the morning with a frown and a scowl.   Mothers burned the breakfast toast, And fathers cut themselves while shaving. Children gulped their milk and got stomach aches. Every day, the people got grouchier and grouchier, and the toast got blacker and blacker, and fathers decided not to shave at all, not ever.  This was bad, because the fathers grew beards that itched and scratched something awful. One day after the cook had served him a terrible breakfast of cold fried eggs and very black toast, King Regen roared at his unhappy cook.

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