Lessons at Interpreter’s House

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7naGqwxhKj7vpyuQBXTEwR?si=bBhf2TqkT7yxzdcInEIttQ In our previous reading, Christiana, her four sons, and Mercy set forth upon their journey and entered through the Wicket-Gate. Though Mercy was fearful of being rejected for not having a received a letter from the King as Christiana had, the Keeper assured her of her acceptance. In our present section, the pilgrims continue …

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Mercy & the Wicket-Gate

https://open.spotify.com/episode/40wWIMlsOcPt21KskeueTm?si=04BxaQ7PTr-g4P2PtZqSGA Last week, we began our journey reading through the second part of the Pilgrim's Progress. There we met Christiana, Christian's wife, as she wrestled with the guilt of having mocked Christian's desire to become a pilgrim. After some visions in the night and a visit from Secret, Christiana resolved to set forth for the …

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Let’s Read Part II of The Pilgrim’s Progress

Even among those who are familiar with The Pilgrim’s Progress, many are unfamiliar with its Second Part. As we noted, the First Part was written while Bunyan was imprisoned in Bedford jail, and many of the events throughout the story correspond to events from the author’s own life. Although the First Part was immediately well-received, …

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Christian Biographies for Young Readers | Book Review

The Scriptures clearly and repeatedly command parents to teach our children the discipline and instruction of the Lord. That is to teach them the Scriptures. And thankfully today there are a multitude of books and resources to help us do just that. So here you can find some of my favorites that I think that …

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The True Mission of the Church | Francis Grimke

Francis Grimke's Meditations on Preaching was one of the many books given away at Together for the Gospel that I came returned home with. For the last couple of months, it has occupied a place on my desk from whence I grab it once a week or so to read a couple pages before beginning …

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Review of Tales That Tell the Truth

The Scriptures clearly and repeatedly command parents to teach our children the discipline and instruction of the Lord. That is to teach them the Scriptures. And thankfully today there are a multitude of books and resources to help us do just that. So here you can find some of my favorites that I think that …

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Review of The Biggest Story Bible Storybook

Each Friday of August, I will be spotlighting and reviewing some of my favorite theological books for children, before we launch into part 2 of The Pilgrim's Progress in September. Below are my thoughts on Kevin DeYoung's The Biggest Story Bible Storybook. My five-year-old daughter and I finished reading this storybook Bible a couple of …

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The Enchanted Ground, Hopeful’s Conversion, & Ignorance

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2Je4cKwFlFYbV3FGaVMYQA?si=2xdhvIMoRL-tHm1TOQYhTQ As we last noted, the content of the ninth stage of Christian's journey was too large for me to adequately capture in one week. Thus, we previously discussed the first half of the stage, particularly Little-faith, Flatterer, and Atheist. Moving on the second half, we shall discuss the Enchanted Ground, Hopeful's testimony, and Ignorance. …

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Little-Faith, Flatterer, & Atheist

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5dKoCQegPu8s6nCZYGdBRC?si=f_Zph7wtQMu7hvJx3Sf2xw The previous stage took Christian and Hopeful into both the heights and depths of life, which very often do occur back-to-back as Bunyan has described. Now, as has been the pattern since the Valley of Humiliation, Bunyan follows a stage of much action with a stage of much conversation. In the ninth stage, which …

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Doubting Castle & Giant Despair

https://open.spotify.com/episode/04b9hAWp3jGSl9reMbnmHp?si=JVC6lXT2T2uC-S2xkXBbOA After shunning the corrupting company of By-ends and avoiding the pit at Lucre Hill, the pilgrims Christian and Hopeful concluded the previous stage of their journey with the sight and warning of Lot's wife. Now in this eighth stage, the pilgrims meet three settings: the River of Life, Doubting Castle, and the Delectable Mountains. …

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