Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Monday, May 30, 2016

Gordon H. Clark: Quote of the Day: Theological Education

The following is from a post at the Gordon H. Clark Foundation.  It is Dr. Clark's response to an article published in Look magazine in 1947 by a lady named Agnes E. Myer.

The fifth prescription is more definite: “Overhaul the system of religious education.” The author notes that the American home is incapable of giving religious training, for the parents as much as the children need instruction. The Sunday School is also incompetent because its teachers are “pathetic amateurs.” This, and we Protestants need to recognize it, is all too true. But the authors remedy, which is to establish courses in educational methods for these “pathetic amateurs,” is not nearly so important as to establish courses in the contents of the Bible. Methods are a help if first the content is clearly in mind, but it will do little good to train teachers how to teach nothing, or how to teach trivialities, or how to teach untruth. The important thing is what to teach. The indomitable spirit of the Protestant Reformation had a good deal more to do with Biblical truth than with educational methods. The Reformation was a return to the supreme authority of the Bible and a rediscovery of what the Bible itself teaches. This is precisely what is needed in the present uncertain and superficial age.
Protestants Look!  A Response by Dr. Gordon H. Clark

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