Don’t corner a lion… the battle of Tours and the siege of Constantinople. Foreshadowing the first Crusade

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.


A cookie from my jar


OK. So a while back, when I was in high school, I was getting hassled by this other kid. 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

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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Be the man that the right girl is looking for.

Hi there,

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. I apologise if you came here looking for a post about how to find that special someone. Take heart heart lad, trust the Lord, and commit to honouring Him in every aspect of your life, and you’ll be well on your way. I promise.

Since you’re here, and the gist of the post was to become a better man yourself, well you can start by learning that Christianity is true, like actually true. God is real, Jesus Christ lived, and died, to save you from your sins.

The evidence is all around us. If you’re interested to check out some more then take a look at some other posts on my blog.

Here’s a few of my personal favourites:

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

You’ll also find my about page and Statement of Faith in the menu at the top.

My apologies once more friend.

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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