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The Death of Matthew Jarrell

Overcoming sin is never an easy task. But overcoming public sin is even more strenuous…especially if you profess to a Christ-follower. By God’s grace, some are able to move beyond their shortcomings. But for others, their sin leads to their downfall.

For Matthew Jarrell, his sin led all the way to his death. Continue reading

Humility in Disagreement

George Whitefield and John Wesley were contemporaries on the theological landscape of 18th Century England. Originally, they were close friends, but throughout their lives, doctrinal differences separated the two greatly. In private letters, they shared sharp words with one another.

But how they presented their differences in the public’s eye was uncommon…both then and now. Continue reading

The (In)Famous Brooklyn Scandal

By 1872, Henry Ward Beecher was one of the most popular and respected clergymen in the nation. For 25 years he had been the pastor of the large and successful Plymouth Congregational Church in Brooklyn.

But his relationship with one woman would change all that. Continue reading

A Modern Day Hester Prynne

In the hot August sun of 2009 in the small town of Centreville, Virginia, a man stood at the corner of Leesburg Pike and Tysons Corner with a hand-lettered sandwich board around his neck. It read simply, “I cheated. This is my punishment.” Continue reading