Anne Bradstreet and Her Songs of Daily Providence

In March 1630, Anne, Simon, Thomas, and Dorothy sailed to New England on board of John Winthrop's flagship, the Arbella.

According to Cotton Mather, it was Anne who persuaded her husband to emigrate. When she arrived in Salem on June 1630, however, she was baffled by what she saw. “I found a new world and new manners, at which my heart rose. But after I was convinced it was the way of God, I submitted to... Continue Reading

PCA Minister Howard Griffith Called Home to Glory

Dr. Howard Griffith was Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Washington D.C. campus.

Howard Griffith was the founding pastor of All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Richmond, Va., and continued to serve as pastor for 23 years. He was Emeritus Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Washington D.C. campus, having taught there since 2002.   Dr. Howard Griffith, 64, was called home to glory on... Continue Reading

Colorado Drops Case Against Christian Baker Jack Phillips for Refusing to Make Transgender Cake

Both sides agreed it was not in anyone’s best interest to move forward with these cases.

“The larger constitutional issues might well be decided down the road, but these cases will not be the vehicle for resolving them,” stated Weiser. “Equal justice for all will continue to be a core value that we will uphold as we enforce our state’s and nation’s civil rights laws.” Kristen Waggoner, the Alliance Defending Freedom attorney who... Continue Reading

The Fall of the House of Stanley?

I am here to use my calling to alert you to potential problems.

Andy Stanley is being unnecessarily and purposefully cavalier with Scripture for the sake of audience reception, marketing, book sales, etc. It appears to me that he has stumbled on what some of the most effective cult-leaders have also utilized: a cavalier attitude toward the Bible in order to play into what the audience wants to... Continue Reading

Anne Cooke Bacon – Patron of Puritan Preachers

She continued to protect preachers until her death.

After Nicholas’s sudden death in 1579, Anne devoted more time to the needs of the Church of England, denouncing the lack of qualified preachers. In 1583, she intervened in defense of Puritan preachers who had been deprived of their ministry by John Whitgift, the current archbishop of Canterbury. She wrote letters and used her family... Continue Reading

Urgent Prayer Update 29 Directly From Persecuted Early Rain Church in China (English)

Pray for those brothers and sisters who are locked up and for those who are being continually monitored and mercilessly harassed.

Editors note: These urgent prayer updates (below) are directly from Early Rain Covenant Church seeking prayer and help from the watching world, especially followers of Christ. At the time of this post, there are 29 updates, ranging from December 9, 2018 to March 2, 2019. Special thanks to Brent Pinkall for translating these updates and helping make... Continue Reading

PCA Foundation Announces Tim Townsend As Its New President

PCA Foundation has elected Ruling Elder Tim Townsend to serve as its next president.

Since 2006, Tim has served on the executive team of the National Christian Foundation where he has helped protect their tax-exempt status while also providing counsel regarding complex gifts. He comes to the PCA Foundation with recommendation and acclamation from multiple church and philanthropy leaders.   At their meeting on March 1, the Board of... Continue Reading

The Bewildering Mr. Brainerd

A man of clay feet.

No doubt, it was Brainerd’s desire for holiness, zeal for the conversion of the lost, earnestness in prayer and perseverance in the midst of unparalleled affliction that set him apart as one of the most important figures in church history. When we read his Diary we are faced with our own lack in comparison with what we... Continue Reading

Hugh Miller and the Mystery of His Death

His death provokes more discussions than his life.

Some blamed his mother, who told him stories about frightening Gaelic spirits. Some suggested he could not deal with the apparent contradictions between his faith and his geological studies. Interestingly, this second theory is still strong today. Yet, its proponents don’t know Hugh Miller. He was never afraid of the truth, nor of the questions... Continue Reading

Westminster Seminary California Announces J. V. Fesko’s Departure

Dr. Fesko will take up a full-time teaching position as Professor of Systematic Theology for Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS), Jackson, Mississippi, in Fall of 2019.

Dr. Fesko has served Westminster Seminary California as Academic Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and as Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology for the past ten years. During his tenure he has published seventeen books, including The Theology of the Westminster Standards and Word, Water and Spirit: A Reformed Perspective on Baptism, and made... Continue Reading