I call upon You, Lord, God of Abraham and God of Isaac and God of Jacob and Israel, You who are the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God who, through the abundance of your mercy, was well-pleased towards us so that we may know You, who made heaven and earth, who rules over all, You who are the one and the true God, above whom there is no other God; You who, by our Lord Jesus Christ gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit, give to every one who reads this writing to know You, that You alone are God, to be strengthened in You, and to avoid every heretical and godless and impious teaching.

St Irenaeus of Lyons, Against the Heresies 3:6:4

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Bible: America's favorite unopened text!

David R. Nienhuis has written an intriguing piece for Modern Reformation on the state of biblical illiteracy our country, particularly with youth. Well worth the read. Check it out here.


  1. The fact that I haven't seen this article can only mean that my subscription to Modern Reformation has expired (a Christmas gift from my wife last year). Thanks for being the bearer of bad news. ;)

  2. It seems that I’ve had the honor of doing for you what simple mathematics could have done;)! I'm not sure which is worse news. I hope you enjoyed the article nonetheless! Thanks for visiting, Steve.