n the background of this picture is what remains of a Crusade-era fortress just off the coast of Sidon, in present day Lebanon. Vestiges of battles long ago can still be seen today, and the on-going arguments of their causes and their lasting legacy also continue.
Kevin DeYoung has recently written an article regarding the Crusades on the Gospel Coalition blog (Yeah, Well, What about the Crusades?). As Muslim and Christian relations are a hot topic these days, and since the Crusades are often used as an argument against the truth claims of our faith by unbelievers of all kinds, it would benefit every believer to have at least a cursory understanding of the Crusades. History can serve as a caution that our faith is not attached to any human leader or government, but is founded in the person of Jesus Christ, and we find who He is and what He demands in the pages of Scripture. –Pastor Dave