Posts from February 2014

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The Disruption of Grace

by Pastor Hartley

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” So begins Charles Dickens’ story, A Tale of Two Cities, a historical fiction that takes its characters into and through the French Revolution of the late 18th century. The two main characters are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a French aristocrat, […]

Letter to a New Convert

by Pastor Hartley

A 273 year-old letter to a new Christian begins with these words: “My Dear Young Friend.” It was the summer of 1741 and pastor Jonathan Edwards had just penned the aforementioned letter from his study in the town of Northampton, Massachusetts. The letter was Edwards’ reply to a young woman who had recently professed faith […]