Missouri Presbytery Report of Its BCO 31-2 Investigation of TE Greg Johnson
The Report was presented to and approved by the Missouri Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America at its stated meeting of July 21, 2020.
We the Missouri Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America, judge each of these allegations made against TE Greg Johnson to be untrue, namely that some of his actions (i.e., publicly identifying as a same-sex-attracted man on various occasions), views, and teachings on human sexuality are seriously out of accord with our doctrinal standards and... Continue Reading
Rowland Taylor’s Final Words
His parting wishes are probably the best I have ever read, considering the kind of death he was preparing to face.
In his book, Ryle gives an account of the life of Rowland Taylor (1510-1555), the English Protestant Martyr. At the time of his death (he was 44), Taylor was Rector of Hadleigh in Suffolk. He was burnt at the stake at nearby Aldham Common on the 9th of February, 1555. His parting wishes to his... Continue Reading
J. I. Packer: A Great Puritan
With Packer’s passing into glory last week at age 93, we have lost a giant.
Others will write of Packer’s personal conversion to Christ; his academic career as a minister, administrator, and teacher; his defense of biblical authority; his painful struggles with colleagues and friends; his constant travels as a much-loved speaker; and, perhaps most of all, his many powerful books, which have shaped generations of Christians throughout the world.... Continue Reading
Hope in the Face of Hostility
The Puritan Hope is a wonderful reminder that God has an inexorable plan to glorify his Son.
In 1812, Henry Martyn died in Asia Minor aged just thirty-one. By then he had accomplished significant work as a pioneer Bible translator in both India and Persia (now Iran). When a Muslim leader asked him why Christianity was so weak in the world, Martin responded confidently that God’s purposes had not yet been fulfilled.... Continue Reading
George Herbert – Pastor and Poet
The honesty in Herbert’s poetry, its familiarity with the human heart, and the way it speaks directly to it are some of the traits that have made it unique and enduring.
Herbert’s poetry is varied in both subjects and style. For example, while “Church Monuments” encourages the reader to reflect on the reality of death, other poems celebrate the joys of life. In “The Flower,” the poet expresses his surprise when the Lord suddenly lifts his spirits after a season of darkness. “Who would have thought... Continue Reading
If God Approves, Let Men Condemn
Lessons from Spurgeon on controversy.
Fierce loves fixed on unworthy objects mold Christians into cowards. If we have begun to love the music of our own name, manage our brand, or consider our popularity as necessary to the advancement of Christ’s kingdom, we have begun building our own kingdoms. May we say with Spurgeon, “I count my own character, popularity,... Continue Reading
PCA Minister Jean Jacob Paul: One of the 21st Century’s Newest Martyrs
Jean Jacob Paul was Presbyterian Church in America pastor and member of Northwest Georgia Presbytery.
Pastor Paul moved to Haiti, at the urging of God through the means of recurrent dreams, early in this century and began a ministry to orphaned children and the planting of churches across the nation. Beginning in 2013, Jean established a Reformed Bible college in Haiti, training young pastors and theological students in God’s Word.... Continue Reading
‘Every Knee Shall Bow’
“I believe I can’t kneel before anything but God, Jesus Christ. I chose not to kneel. I feel if I did kneel I’d be a hypocrite. I don’t want to be a hypocrite.”
This is a small thing, maybe, but it’s an example of media ignorance about religion, bordering on bigotry. Bigotry, in the sense that a journalist for a national publication is holding a Christian player up as a bad example, while making no effort to understand why a believing Christian might be uncomfortable kneeling for anything... Continue Reading
Colleagues, Friends Remember Professor Mike Adams: Beloved Freedom Fighter, Champion Of First Amendment
Professor Mike Adams, an atheist turned Christian conservative, a Presbyterian Church in America member, known as a firebrand and staunch defender of the unborn and Constitutional rights, has died. He was 55.
“Mike Adams became a champion of the First Amendment in the university context after his academic colleagues turned on him for becoming a conservative,” said education expert Adam Kissel in an email to The College Fix. “He fought and won an academic freedom and free speech lawsuit that vindicated the rights of faculty members across... Continue Reading
William Williams Pantycelyn – The Sweet Singer of Wales
From the start, people recognized Williams’s extraordinary talent for translating biblical verses and theological concepts into verse.
Besides hymns and theological writings, Williams wrote books on a variety of subjects, such as Aurora Borealis, a description of the northern lights (which shows his continued interest in science), Pantheologia, a history of world religions with geographical and historical descriptions of various countries, and Ductor nuptiarum, neu, Gyfarwyddwr priodas, which is considered the first... Continue Reading