Twelve OPC Ministers And Elders Ask Westminster Board To Lift Waddington’s Suspension

Carl Trueman and eleven other Orthodox Presbyterian Church ministers and elders from five presbyteries ask the WTS board to lift a temporary suspension on an adjunct faculty member.

Obviously, those of us who sent the letter understand that we cannot dictate employment policy to the Seminary, but we are hoping that the Board will honor the commitment not to allow the Seminary to prejudice the trial and, above all, will show some compassion to Jeff and his family, by overturning the Administration’s decision. ... Continue Reading

Charles Spurgeon on Contemplating God

The study of God brings consolation because we realize there is an eternal hope.

While there is a benefit in studying the sciences, studying all things in light of the Lord broadens our understanding of reality. It gives us a lens through which to view the world. Likewise, contemplating God forces us to look beyond the material world to the spiritual forces that are at work around us. Most... Continue Reading

13 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day

Analyzing responses from successful people to the question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?”

They make it home for dinner. Kevin first learned this one from Intel’s Andy Grove, who said, “There is always more to be done, more that should be done, always more than can be done.” Highly successful people know what they value in life. Yes, work, but also what else they value. There is no... Continue Reading

Learning From Past Adversity; Humbled in Present Victory

I'm thankful in a way for what happened because it did, it drew me closer, most importantly, to my faith in the Lord.

I hope that it’s a message for some people out there that there can be hope and joy and resiliency. I’m thankful for what happened. That’s why I did what I did at the end. When that horn went off, I just put my head down and said, Thank You. I’m humbled, Lord, because I... Continue Reading

PCA Pastor, Jim Dallery, Finds Help At PNRC After Life-Changing Fall

After Dallery suffered a rare traumatic brain injury he was diagnosed with acquired prosopagnosia or “face blindness.”

Face blindness is the inability to recognize faces – even those of family and close friends. Up to 2.5 percent of the population are believed to be born with it. But prosopagnosia caused by stroke or injury to the brain’s occipital/temporal lobe regions is so rare one researcher believes there are only 20 known cases... Continue Reading

Andrew Murray’s Successful Marriage Proposal

Sometime early in 1856 (probably February) he wrote to ask her forgiveness for past offenses and to learn if he might have some hope of winning her as his wife in the future.

 “He is very romantic in his disposition. All sorts of things that in reading German poetry and plays I had put down to German mystery and romance, I find he fully sympathizes in. I thought no one in this matter-of-fact age did, that it was only the philosophy of poets.…”   Here’s the second of... Continue Reading

Juan Pérez de Pineda and other Spanish Reformers

Pérez encouraged the Christians in Spain to remember their high privilege of serving the King of kings.

From Paris, Pérez moved to Geneva, where he began the most influential work of his life: the translation of the New Testament, the Psalms, Calvin’s catechism, and a few other Protestant books into Spanish. He also wrote a letter to encourage other Spaniards who suffered under the Inquisition, and a letter to the Spanish king... Continue Reading

John & Betty Stam: Serving Christ in Life and Death

Hundreds of secular newspapers throughout the world carried full accounts of the Stams’ martyrdom.

In China John and Betty constantly (often daily) shared the Gospel, both at their mission stations and while out on evangelistic itinerations. On those outreach tours they shared Christ in tea shops, inns, homes, chapels and open air meetings. Regardless of our temperament or degree of evangelistic gifting, John and Betty’s examples encourage us to... Continue Reading

Fulfilling God’s Call to Christian Service – Gladys Aylward

She could never escape the thought that God desired her to be serving in China.

“But he did go. He went in spite of everything!” From that Scripture passage Gladys was convinced that God was giving her marching orders – to go, as Nehemiah had in his own time and place, to play a part in addressing the concerning situation in China that had been so long on her heart.... Continue Reading

5 Sources Of True Change

In change, you are 100 percent responsible, and 100 percent dependent on outside help. Any other way of putting it makes you either far too independent or far too passive.

We turn—from darkness to light, from false gods to the only true God, from death to life, from unbelief to faith. You ask for help because you need help. You repent. You believe, trust, seek, take refuge. You are honest. You remember, listen, obey, fear, hope, love, give thanks, weep, confess, praise, delight, walk. Notice... Continue Reading