Seven Fascinating Minister Types and Preaching
How would you describe the preaching you listen to on Sunday morning? Is it one of these seven types of preaching?
We want you to be our minister. We don’t care about your accent, where you grew up, from what seminary you graduated, whether you like football or ride a motorcycle. We are anxious to hear you preach God’s Word, and happy to be enlightened, encouraged, challenged and convicted. We want to be brought into the... Continue Reading
R.C. Sproul: A Life
Nichols paints a portrait of a man who was transformed by the Bible and gripped by God’s character.
Nichols shows Sproul to be a man who adored his wife, loved his family, and honored his friends. He shows him to be a man God raised up to be a gentle warrior, a man with a warm heart and resolute spirit, a man who would love a sinner but not suffer a fool. In other words, he shows him to... Continue Reading
Church of Atlanta Shooting Suspect Distances Itself, Urges ‘No Blame’ on Victims
The church of the alleged gunman in the fatal shootings of eight people in the Atlanta area, stated it was “absolutely distraught when we found out that the shooter was a member of our congregation.”
“Aaron’s actions are antithetical to everything that we believe and teach as a church,” the congregation’s statement reads. “In the strongest possible terms, we condemn the actions of Aaron Long as well as his stated reasons for carrying out this wicked plan. The shootings were a total repudiation of our faith and practice, and such... Continue Reading
God’s Calling for George Müeller
Müller was led to embrace the doctrines of grace—the robust, mission-minded, soul-winning, orphan-loving Calvinism that marked William Carey.
In his book, “21 Servants of Sovereign Joy: Faithful, Flawed, and Fruitfu,” John Piper explores the lives of 21 leaders from church history, offering a close look at their perseverance amidst opposition, weakness, and suffering—inspiring readers toward a life of Christ-exalting courage, passion, and joy. This excerpt is about George Müeller. An Invitation George... Continue Reading
A Year Later: Lessons Learned in a Pandemic
I would never choose to relive the past twelve months. But the Lord has graciously brought opportunities for growth in all of them.
The past year has brought more than its share of hardship and trial. I don’t think any of us would choose to relive it if given the option. But seeing through the eyes of faith means we are able to look at it all and trust that the Lord has indeed been at work in... Continue Reading
ARP Pastor Steve Richardson Faces Possible Imprisonment For Conducting Church Services
Ontario ARP minister charged with allowing worship services with more than 10 people.
The Rev. Steve Richardson, pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church, of the Associate Presbyterian Church [ARP], in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada, was previously fined $850 on January 3, 2021 for breaking an emergency powers order concerning the Covid-19 Public Health Act. Subsequent to that fine, Richardson and his congregation continued to meet for worship services with more... Continue Reading
Gudina Tumsa – Martyr and Thinker
“Let not anyone deceive himself in taking Christianity as one of the social systems or ideologies,” - Gudina Tumsa
Gudina encouraged EECMY to keep a balance between theological instruction and care for people’s dignity and physical wellbeing – a balance he believed the western church had lost, but had been kept alive at the mission where he had been educated. There, he had found medical care, a way out of illiteracy, and a loving... Continue Reading
How Thomas Cranmer Helped Shape Particular Baptist Piety
One key fruit of Cranmer's Bible-reading, Bible-loving Reformed church was Puritanism, and from thence, the Calvinistic Baptist movement.
Cranmer’s stress in this Collect is a major aspect of his thinking about Holy Scripture, namely its utterly vital importance as a touchstone of truth and wisdom as well as its unique usefulness as a means of grace. Here those who came to worship in the Reformed Church of England were being invited to learn... Continue Reading
I’m a Philosopher. We Can’t Think Our Way Out of this Mess.
I’m throwing in my lot with the poets and painters, the novelists and songwriters.
It’s not that I’ve given up on truth. It’s just that I’m less confident we’ll think our way out of the morass and malaise in which we find ourselves. Analysis won’t save us. And the truth of the gospel is less a message to be taught than a mystery enacted. Love won’t save us either,... Continue Reading
‘Do Not Hold Me Back From The Glory’
He desired to walk each day in intimate fellowship with Christ and longed to be in his presence.
With each passing day, death and glory grew nearer for Lloyd-Jones. Knowing his time was short, Lloyd-Jones became concerned about leaving his family behind, but was later comforted: “I know God can care for them very much better than I can and that no longer troubles me at all.” His last days were marked by... Continue Reading