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by Thomas Fretwell - 1 month ago

Christendom and the Norsemen: The End of the Viking Age

The Age of the Christian Vikings The ‘conversion’ of the Vikings was not simple. Undoubtedly there were many different roads that led to the eventual cultural dominance of Christianity in formerly Pagan territories. The process was gradual, as Viking settlers assimilated into the larger culture they now inhabited, Christianity was gradually embraced by many of them. There was also active missionary work ...

by Thomas Fretwell - 2 months ago

The Viking Age and the Cross of Christ

The Norsemen The Vikings have long held a place in the popular imagination as fearsome warriors from the sea who raided and pillaged their way across the coastlands of England and Europe. Their story has been told and re-told through the centuries. Norse mythology has permeated popular culture through TV shows like the History Channel’s Vikings, which follows the exploits of Ragnar Lothbrok and ...

by Thomas Fretwell - 6 months ago

Legacy of Hope: Dedication to Ravi Zacharias

Legacy of Hope On the 19th of May 2020, the world lost one of its greatest evangelical minds. Christian apologist and evangelist Ravi Zacharias, the founder of RZIM, passed from this earth into glory. He leaves behind him a legacy that will continue to proclaim the hope of the gospel for generations to come. As it is for many of us who have been greatly...

by Thomas Fretwell - 1 year ago

Christianity & Culture Series: Christianity, Liberty & the Rule of Law

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17). Dedicated to Charlotte BeveridgeSchool of LawUniversity of Sussex The freedom and rights enjoyed by many people today in Western society are taken for granted. They are increasingly understood as being the result of a secular governmen...

by Thomas Fretwell - 1 year ago

Christianity & Culture Series: Classical Music and Christianity

"I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin." – Albert Einstein Essay dedicated toKatie KeenRoyal College of Music The Power of Music Music has the ability to touch the hearts and souls of people in a way that words often fail to do. The poet and Harvard Professor Henry Wadsworth Longfellow famously said: “Mus...

by Thomas Fretwell - 1 year ago

Christianity & Culture Series: Science and Christianity

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” - Albert Einstein The Warfare Scenario The world today seems to operate under the presumption that science and religion are both combatants in an apocalyptic struggle for survival. In this conflict, science is presented as the rational and objective underdog pitted against the irrational oversized forces of religion. Athei...

by Thomas Fretwell - 1 year ago

Who am I? Human Identity & the Gospel in a Confusing World

“I have read many books by many good authors on subjects similar to those in Tommy Fretwell’s book Who Am I? and I believe that this book ranks right up there with the best of them. This book is excellent for those who believe. But it is also relevant for those who have yet to believe that there is a God who made them, loves them and has a wonderful plan for their lives. I highly rec...

by Thomas Fretwell - 1 year ago

A Discussion on the Biblical Theology of Israel Part 2

In part one of this study, we began to look at the subject of Israel as a biblical theology theme. We began looking at five truths from Romans 11:25-29 that provide a basic outline of a theology of Israel. The first two points previously examined come from 11:25. One, that the Gentile church is often misinformed...

by Thomas Fretwell - 1 year ago

A Discussion on the Biblical Theology of Israel Part 1

Historically, the evangelical tradition has been very supportive of Israel. Yet with the growing resurgence of supersessionism (replacement theology) eroding this support, as well as the alarming increase of global anti-Semitism, it is imperative that evangelicals understand the role of Israel from a biblical perspective. Unfortunately, many people today lack a proper biblical foundation to navigate this issue, an...

by Thomas Fretwell - 1 year ago

From Hanukkah to Christmas – The Light that Overcomes Part 2

In part one of this series, we looked at the historical background that led to the feast of Hanukkah. A tumultuous period in Jewish history that climaxed with the Maccabean rebellion, rededication of the Temple, lighting of the Menorah, and ultimately, Jewish independence from a tyrannical ruler who s...