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Oct 24, 2018

Welcome plodders! This week Douglas Wilson talks about the problem created by perfectionists. He then goes on to review Merle d'Aubigné’s book, “The Reformation in England”. Wrapping it up with a look at “harmartema,” a New Testament word. Happy plodding!


Show notes:


The problem created by perfectionists/purists

  • God is perfect not a perfectionist
  • Purists are often the enemy for growth
  • Purists wanted to go back to the glories of Rome in the time of Augustine.
  • When you overreach you find yourself being the instrument of your beloved’s death


The Reformation in England

  • Written by Merle d'Aubigné
  • d'Aubigné is a 19th-century historian
  • A Christian historian ought not to tell dishonest inspirational “Christian” stories
  • Great homeschool resource!



  • Looking at the New Testament word harmartema
  • Mark 3:28, 4:12, Rom. 3:25, 1 Cor. 6:18