Resources by Charlie Wingard

Various & Sundry: September 13

By Charlie Wingard · September 13, 2013 · 0 Comments
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Articles and clips of interest I viewed this week: British historian Paul Johnson on “The Glory of the Rule of Law.” Tim Keller on “You Never Marry the Right Person.” Marvin Olasky interviews Rosaria Butterfield, author of  The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Banner of Truth, which promotes biblical Christianity through splendid books, pamphlets, and its magazine, has a new website. “A grieving father’s words of warning for the young.” J. I. Packer on killing sin through prayer.

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Charles Hodge on Repentance

By Charlie Wingard · September 12, 2013 · 0 Comments
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Charles Hodge lived a life of remarkable piety and learning, and in Andrew Hoffecker he has a biographer who tells his story well. Here’s Hodge on repentance: Our repentance needs to be repented of, unless it leads us to confession and restitution in cases of private injury; unless it causes us to forsake not merely outward sins, which attract the notice of others, but those which lie concealed in the heart; unless it makes us choose the service of God, as that which is right and congenial, and causes us to live not for ourselves but for him who loved us and gave himself for us. – W. Andrew Hoffecker, Charles Hodge: The Pride of Princeton (P&R: 2011), 224.

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Little by Little

By Charlie Wingard · September 11, 2013 · 0 Comments
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“Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it” (Proverbs 13:11). Hastily acquired wealth can disappear as quickly as a federal budget surplus. A lottery winner hits the jackpot, wins a large fortune, and relaxes, ready to glide through life without a financial care in the world. But his “good luck” doesn’t last. Within a few years his relationships are in shambles, his fortune gone. Likewise an inheritance launches a young man on a spending rampage. Within a matter of months he ends up with as little as he began, and for the remainder of his life, he’s haunted by a once in a lifetime opportunity squandered away. The sad failure of both men is…

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Westminster Home Groups

By Charlie Wingard · September 10, 2013 · 0 Comments
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Several Westminster small groups meet this fall The group I lead meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at the home of Matt and Rebecca Harness. A 6:00 p.m. dinner will be followed by a time of prayer, and a Bible study and discussion about what it means to imitate Christ. Childcare will be provided at the Harness home. We start this Thursday, September 12. If you have questions, please call Matt, Rebecca, or me. We would love to have you join us.

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Tom Wingard (1892-1946): “Forever Working”

By Charlie Wingard · September 10, 2013 · 0 Comments
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I never knew my grandfather, George Thomas “Tom” Wingard, Sr. He died eleven years before I was born. I always enjoyed listening to my Dad talk about his father, a man of strong Christian character. Tom Wingard was born August 26, 1892 at Elmdale, the Wingard family farm in Montgomery County, Alabama. On December 27, 1922, he married Dorinda Thompson (1894-1980). They met at a church fair. My grandmother baked a pie he liked, and life together began. This picture of my grandmother is from the late 1940s. Life was hard for my Grandfather and Grandmother, especially during the Great Depression. In 1939 they moved from Montgomery County to Forrest City, Arkansas, my Grandmother’s hometown. My Uncle John provided me…

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Personal Consistency

By Charlie Wingard · September 9, 2013 · 0 Comments
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“What our contemporary writers often do not understand is why our Western experience washes away at our own personal reality. Of course, our Western societies are consumer-driven, suffused with change, large and anonymous in how they work. They favor – indeed, almost demand – a self that is flexible, malleable, light, and free, that can move when movement is called for and adapt when adaptation is called for. A flexible biography, a self that can remake itself, shift and change, refurbish itself, reinvent itself, reimagine itself, is the counterpart to our market-driven economy with its constantly changing conditions, demands, and opportunities. This, of course, makes a mockery of what was once thought to be a virtue – the ideas of…

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