Piety vs Pietism

Christian piety is a good thing.  Webster, in his 1828 dictionary defines piety as  "in principle, is a compound of veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being and love of his character, or veneration accompanied with love; and piety in practice, is the exercise of these affections in obedience to his will and devotion to […]

Reading and Leading: A Further Look

Recently, Fortifying the Kingdom posted a page on the website of basic essential Christian reading.  The list of literature is obviously not exhaustive but, rather, what we considered bare minimum essentials for laying the foundation for a robust Christian worldview.  There are many more necessary components for building upon and utilizing such a worldview. On […]

The Next Generation – Fortifying and Advancing

There was a time, not so long ago, that IF you confessed to home schooling your children the typical response was “Can you do that?” or “Is that legal?”  Today, the typical response is, “My sister homeschools their children” or “We know someone in our church, or neighborhood, who homeschools.”  The hard work and sacrifice […]

To A Thousand Generations

“Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;  and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates Him; He […]

True Foundations and False Dichotomies

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:  and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.  But everyone […]