Archive for May 21st, 2015


“For then shall be great tribulation,

such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time,

no, nor ever shall be.”

Mat 24.21

>> This points toward the future, rather than 70 AD.<<

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Wesley Quote

“…We should feel only pity to the sinner.

If we are angry at the person as well as the fault we sin.”

– Wesley, quoted by Warren C McIntire, in his booklet “Righteous Indignation”

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Don’t Worry


The devil would like you to WORRY.

Disappoint him!

– eab, 5/21/15

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The martins have returned,

To the chimney in the gym.

The whippoorwills outside Coate

Lift their nightly hymn.

While robins clean the bugs

From Steere Hall’s central “rugs”

Birds, birds, there’s such a pinch.

Scarbrough cottage even has a trailer for a “Finch.”

– eab, May ‘80

[1] Brother Finch (born in 1910) came by Christ College for at least three revivals between 1975-1985. While there he taught a two- week course for us on more than one occasion. One of the greatest men I’ve been privilege to know.

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Dr John Reynolds died 5/21/1607.  He was born around Michaelmas, i.e. Sep. 29, 1549.  (This was a “church day” honoring Michael the Archangel & also a calendar day marking the end/beginning of the “husbandman’s year.”)  John’s birthplace was Pinhoe, near Exeter, where he was the 5th son of Richard Rainolds (sp?) & is known the have had brothers named William, Hierome & Edmond.

 John seems to have enrolled at Merton (Oxford) but on 4/29/1563 was elected to a scholarship at Corpus Christi College.  He became “probationary fellow,” 10/11/1566 & graduated BA, 10/15/1568.  About this time he became the tutor of Richard Hooker.  He was active in the Hampton Court Conference (the “most prominent representative of the Puritans”).  As Dean of Lincoln he was to have helped translate Isaiah -Malachi in the King James Bible but died (of consumption) in before much work got underway.

He observed, “All who have labored in reforming the Church, for five hundred years, have taught that all pastors, whether they are entitled bishops or priests, have equal authority and power by God’s word; as the Waldenses, next Marsilius Patavinus, then Wiclif and his scholars, afterwards Huss and the Hussites; and Luther, Calvin, Brentius, Bullinger, and Musculus.”

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