Don’t Neglect Worship to Enjoy the Earth
Corporate godwardness is the anchor for our week. And it’s absolutely essential.
In the absence of corporate worship and personal devotions, we will inevitably anchor ourselves in something else. Our spiritual lives will drift. Yes, we can meet with God in nature—at the lake, in the deer stand, on the mountains. God is present everywhere. But these encounters with God in nature cannot replace encounters with God... Continue Reading
Redeeming Condos, Redeemer Presbyterian Buys NYC Building for $30 Million
The church Tim Keller founded is part of a hidden trend turning real estate into worship space.
But Redeemer Presbyterian Church, founded by Tim Keller, is going in the other direction. The church announced it has bought a 45,000-square-foot condo building in the city and converting the former housing space into a church. The building cost $29.5 million, according to real estate news outlets, and will undergo a two-year renovation to become... Continue Reading
Erskine Theological Seminary Announces New Location And New Executive Director for Greenville Extension
Erskine Seminary is opening an extension this fall in Greenville, SC; to meet at Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church.
Along with the move to MRPC, Erskine Seminary has called Rev. Seth J. Nelson, a Presbyterian Church in America pastor to become its Executive Director of Erskine Seminary Greenville Extension. Rev. Nelson is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA and is completing his Ph.D. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In an... Continue Reading
L.A. County Evicts John MacArthur’s Grace Church From Parking Lot Lease Held Since 1975
Los Angeles County lost in its legal attempts to prevent John MacArthur and Grace Community Church from meeting for indoor services, so county officials retaliated against the church.
Since 1975, Grace Community has leased a large portion of its parking lot from the county. For unspecified reasons, the county’s Public Works Department has given the church until October 1st to evacuate the lot. All items that remain in the parking lot at that time will be taken as county property. After Los... Continue Reading
The Birth of Early Christian Nations –Truth and Legend
While the variety of versions have caused some to cast some doubts on these accounts, the historical evidence speaks in their favor.
Two young Tyrian brothers, Frumentius and Edesius, were traveling on the Red Sea with their uncle Metropius when some raiders attacked their ship. The boys were sold as slaves to the King of Aksum (in today’s Ethiopia), who liked them and employed them as tutors for his son Ezana. According to most sources, this occurred... Continue Reading
Reflections on 10 Years in the Same Pulpit
I trust in a big God who has a much greater vision for the church than I could ever imagine or dream.
A church that loves their pastors will enable their leaders to serve them with joy which is far better for the life of the pastor, his family, and the entire church as a whole. Not only has the church honored me well, but they have loved me and befriended me. My closest relationships are within... Continue Reading
Irenaeus Has Such a Refreshing View of God’s Purpose in Saving Humanity
We become in Christ what he is in relationship to God: a son. We by adoption; he by nature.
The Word sums up all things that belong to him, in himself, being the eschatological human, the new Adam. Why might he do this? Well, because is good. But also because he foresaw human sin. So that which he created, he saves. He liberates them from the enemy, Satan and Death. But at the heart, he—in himself—unites... Continue Reading
The Elites Don’t Understand The History
Turns out the culprits in the church split were things plaguing human beings for eons: jealously, greed, self-righteousness, and hatred.
“The church is less than 25 years old, and I’ve been here for fifteen of those years. Bring me up to speed and share why you’re doing this.” Refusing, he restated that “it’s complicated and you don’t understand the history.” Eventually, I learned all the “history,” and discovered that, as suspected, it was not complicated. ... Continue Reading
Presbyterian Church (USA) Posts Racism Against White People: ‘White People Get to Settle and Colonize, Take and Own and Sell Human Lives’
The official Twitter account of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is posting anti-white messages while promoting their “Awakening to Structural Racism” online demonstrations.
In the press release, the church said that “on Monday more than 235 people from across the denomination spent two hours online exploring ways they can awaken to structural racism, one of three focus areas in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Matthew 25 invitation.” The official Twitter account of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is posting... Continue Reading
God’s Plan for the Church Is Authoritative Preaching
God’s people, like sheep in the field, need faithful shepherds to lead and guide them.
What about the pastor’s preaching? Should it be funny? Is the pastor to be looking for the ultra-relevant sermon style in order to connect with his modern audience? Is it his job to entertain people—causing them to leave feeling good each week as they have been presented with a helpful moralistic speech filled with relevant... Continue Reading