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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Arabian Knights: The rise of Islam

Islam

Editors note: Arabian Knights: The rise of Islam is the third in a series of posts about the Crusades. If you’re interested you should start with the first one, which you can find here. Otherwise enjoy.

Muhammad: Islam is born

Muhammad was born in (or near) Mecca in 570AD, and was orphaned shortly after (Silverstein, 2010).

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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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Hoping to find that special someone?

Welcome to Christian Valour.

I write all about Christianity, creation and apologetics… so basically everything about why the Christian Bible is true and trustworthy.

This title is from an old blog post that is no longer a good fit for the current theme of this blog.

Sorry you didn’t find what you were looking for. But don’t despair!

Since you’re here, you might like to check out some other posts on my blog.

Here’s a few of my personal favourites:

Christian Denominations: A Comprehensive Guide

5 Powerful Reasons to Believe in the Christian God

Why Does God Allow So Much Suffering?

Welcome to the Crusades

Creationists and Conspiracy Theories: 8 ‘anti-science’ Ideas and What We Really Believe About Them

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Good works… the hard truth.

Editors note: this is a follow-up post from my previous one. I recommend reading that one first which you can find here, otherwise enjoy.

 

Hey fellas,

 

In my last post I explained what a Christian is and why being a Christian is not as simple as just receiving God’s grace. I explained that we cannot earn our salvation through good works because we are all sinners. When we confess our sins, and accept Jesus Christ as our saviour we receive God’s grace.

 

The Holy Spirit transforms us. From this moment, we strive for a life of honour, humility and integrity – Acts 20:35, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Hebrews 13:18. We become followers of Christ, soldiers ‘equipped for every good work’ – 2 Timothy 3:17.

 

In short,

 

we are not saved by good works, but we do good works because we are saved.

 

So what are good works anyway?

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