World Cup 2010: Whiff of Calvinism doesn’t diminish Dutch delight

The old Calvinist caricature of the Hollander has long been laid to rest…but at the same time every Dutchman fears it may be right, that we are victims of a faith that forbids indulgence in the things that make life worth living – a stupefying football win, for instance. “The 32-year wait is over.” “This... Continue Reading

Longtime Westminster Seminary Librarian, OPC Minister Arthur Kuschke dead at 96

The Rev. Arthur Wyndham Kuschke Jr., died peacefully at home Thursday, July 1, 2010. He was 96 years old. Kuschke was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Arthur Wyndham Kuschke Sr., and Mildred Parkhurst Kuschke. His only sibling, Mary-Carson Kuschke, died in January of 2010. Mr. Kuschke received his early education at... Continue Reading

‘High Noon’ at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church: Dissidents challenge the leadership of a new pastor

The high costs, but eventual victory, of replanting an old line congregation. (An in-depth interview with Tullian Tchividijian.) Tullian Tchividijian is the grandson of evangelist Billy Graham. There, that’s out of the way. But maybe even more important in his bio is the fact that he took over the congregation of D. James Kennedy after... Continue Reading

Land Use Attorney Authors the Religious Land Use Chapter for the West 2010 Zoning and Planning Law Handbook

West Publishing contacts the top attorneys in their respective fields to author chapters of its Zoning and Land Use handbook. Dalton was selected for his success in RLUIPA cases nationwide. Daniel P. Dalton, one of the nation’s leading attorneys in religious land use law, has authored the chapter in the West 2010 Zoning and Planning... Continue Reading

Family of ‘Harry Potter’ actress charged with threatening to kill her over boyfriend

The strict Muslim father and brother of “Harry Potter” actress Afshan Azad have been charged with threatening to kill her because she has a Hindu boyfriend. Azad, 22, fled the suburban English home she shared with her father, Abdul, 54, mother, Nilofar, and three brothers after the bizarre incident on May 21, authorities said. A... Continue Reading

New Erskine President to Speak at First Presbyterian, Columbia on Sunday, July 4

On his fourth official day in office, Dr. David A Norman, new President of Erskine College and Seminary, will be the featured speaker in the Thornwell Memorial Lecture Series at the historic First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, SC. The Thornwell Memorial Lecture Series, a regular feature each summer at FPC, Columbia, is featuring reports from... Continue Reading

President Ruble says farewell to Erskine College – optimistic for college with new, younger leadership

Erskine College and Seminary President Randall Ruble took some time this week as his tenure comes to an end to talk about his optimistic outlook on Erskine’s future. “As we face the future, I am optimistic and grateful for the work of our presidential search committee, which identified Dr. David Norman, who was elected unanimously... Continue Reading

A story of love and compassion in the wake of grief – Tragic events bring couple together

The human spirit has an amazing capacity to overcome grief and help heal heartbreak. This past Friday, Houseman and Seibert were married at the Reformed Baptist Church of Kalamazoo. The story of Steve Houseman, 38, and Sarah Seibert, 28, is proof of that power. As recently as Dec. 12, 2009, the couple had not yet... Continue Reading

Manute Bol’s Radical Christianity – Redemption and the NBA

As any churchgoer who tuned in to watch the recent NBA finals contest between the Lakers and Celtics already knows, the term redemption is probably now heard more often in NBA sports broadcasts than in homilies. A Google search under “redemption” and “NBA” generates approximately 2 million hits—more hits than “redemption” and “Christianity.” The term... Continue Reading

90-year-old artist puts decades of work on display at Christ Church, Presbyterian (PCA) in Evans, Georgia

Church has always been an important part of Wallace’s life. For 50 years, he attended First Presbyterian in Augusta, where he served as a deacon and elder. Artist Wilmer Wallace recently paid homage to the Columbia County church he helped start. The 90-year-old Augusta man recently completed a 25-by-22-inch oil painting of Christ Church, Presbyterian,... Continue Reading