Campfire Scripture #5

Editor’s note: Campfire Scripture: Bible verses every week day followed by a short manful devotional. Goes great with marshmallows and a billy tea.

Can’t get around to reading the Word everyday? I’ve got you covered. Just what a man needs to keep him reading and thinking about the Word of God everyday.

So roll out your swag, kick your boots off and enjoy.

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Campfire Scripture #4

Campfire Scripture: Bible verses every week day followed by a short manful devotional. Goes great with marshmallows and a billy tea.

Here you’ll find passages of scripture to inspire or teach the manly Christian man, or otherwise represent the hard truths that you’re just not likely to get elsewhere.

So roll out your swag, kick your boots off and enjoy.

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Campfire Scripture #3

Editor’s note: Welcome to Campfire Scripture. These are Bible verses every week day with a manful devotional (max 400 words). Perfect discussion points or meditations to keep you warm around the campfire.

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The Amazing First Crusade

Editor’s note: The First Crusade is the fourth post in a series of posts about the Crusades. If you’re interested, I recommend starting with the first one which you can find here. Otherwise enjoy.

Preface

When I got it in mind to write an account of the Crusades, I had no idea just how incredible the story really was. My plan for this series was to provide you with a dramatic, historically accurate, tale of our manly Christian heritage. What I didn’t expect was how easy that would be… but I guess I’ll let you be the judge of that.

 

The first Crusade is possibly one of the most underappreciated events in military history.

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physical strength and biblical manhood… the great divide

Physical strength has been systematically alienated from the perception of modern ‘biblical’ manhood.

I’ve been reading heaps lately about biblical manhood (you might say I’m taking a learn-as-you-go approach to this blog) and one preliminary observation I have made that stands out immediately is this:

Biblical masculinity today is framed completely independently of any reference to physical strength or tactical skills, or the physical virtues associated with self mastery.

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Are you a reflective, or reactive listener?

couple sitting on a bench, facing away from the camera. Nice yellow light.

Question.

When you’re listening to a sermon, or song, or reading something – such as this very article, or having a conversation with a friend or anyone else, do you tend to react instinctively to what they’re saying either positively or negatively?

Or do you attempt to internalise it and give the argument some critical analysis of your own before you decide whether you agree or disagree?

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Prayer: a Reflection

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Prayer is to Christianity what salt is to peanuts.

It’s a big important idea in Christianity.

If you were in a primary school classroom and asked the students to randomly say ten things that came to mind when they thought of the Bible and Christians, it’s a pretty sure bet that prayer would be on the list somewhere.

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The battle of Tours: Foreshadowing the Crusades

Sancerre, Loire, France

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the Crusades. If you’re interested, I recommend starting with the first one which you can find here. Otherwise enjoy.

The battle of tours was one of the key battles of the medieval era. Some historians suggest that it was one of, if not the key battle that essentially saved Christianity from extinction.

Bullies

Back in high school, at some point, I was being hassled by this other kid. Not the only time, but one I remember well.

It went on for a couple weeks I can’t remember exactly how long. He was just some local trouble maker, not at all uncommon in my home town. My brother and sister and I would walk to a pick up point after school a ways from the school grounds and every day for at least a week or two he was giving me a real hard time.

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Rome, Constantine and Christianity – A Very Brief History

Red Crusades Cross

Editor’s note: This is the second post in a series of posts on the Crusades. If you’re interested then you can check out the first post which provides a good exposition for the series. Otherwise enjoy.

Rome (a prelude to the prelude) 

The story of the fall of Rome, is a rather patchy tale, depending on what you consider ‘Rome’ and what you consider ‘Fall’.

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