Public Statement from James Coates, Pastor of GraceLife Church, Edmonton, Alberta
Addressing the broader public on the reasons GraceLife Church has begun gathering as a local church.
This statement from Pastor James Coates is featured on the website of Edmonton’s GraceLife Church. It was updated the day he turned himself into police for violating Alberta’s Health Act. Coates has been in custody since he turned himself into police on Tuesday, because he refuses to agree to the conditions of his release. (Posted:... Continue Reading
Hamu Lujonza Kaddu Mukasa and the Early Church in Uganda
Mukasa is remembered in Uganda as a promoter of both Christianity and education.
A strong believer in a self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating church, he backed the appointment of Aberi Balya as bishop in the Native Anglican Church of Uganda and encouraged everyone, rich and poor, to contribute to the building of churches and Christian schools. He set the example by devoting many of his funds to this purpose,... Continue Reading
“Adieu, Adieu, My Brother”
The fire was kindled; the voice of the five confessors was heard, still exhorting one another in the midst of the flames: Courage, my brothers; courage.
Remembering the sufferings of our brothers and sisters may help us to stop complaining about the difficulty of our own journey and instead view it as an honor and a privilege to suffer. As the hymn says, “It is the way the Master went; should not the servant tread it still?” That in leaving... Continue Reading
Living Up to Christian Principles in a Fallen World
Christian celebrity culture is toxic. A central tenet of Christianity is that we are sinful creatures, prone to do wrong and then cover it up for our own benefit. That is why we need salvation. So, it is profoundly strange that so many Christian institutions seem to be deliberately set up to... Continue Reading
Outrage Over Max Lucado Shows There Is No Room For Dissent In LGBT Church Politics
Max Lucado's singular message is God’s unending love for everyone, but his invitation to speak at the National Cathedral sent the Episcopal Church reeling.
“Let me just say this carefully to those of us who are LGBTQ. …We’ve won. We’ve won! We know how this is going to end. This is going to end with the full inclusion of gay and lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer people, non-binary people, all kinds of people. We know how it ends.” If... Continue Reading
Ravi Zacharias was a Liar, Sexual Pervert and Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing. This Report Proves it
An investigation into the once respected evangelist Ravi Zacharias has revealed far more disturbing behaviour than many had anticipated.
The evidence is clear. Ravi Zacharias was a liar, a sexual pervert, and an abusive, deceitful manipulative, greedy hypocrite. This goes way beyond one incident, one fall. It reveals a lifestyle and pattern over many years. He fooled many people, shamed his family and brought disgrace upon the Church. He was someone of whom the... Continue Reading
Meet the World’s Fastest-Growing Evangelical Movement
According to Operation World, Iran has the fastest-growing evangelical movement in the world.
None of this is good for a regime that depends on a belief in Islam to stay in power. Crackdowns have been increasingly harsh, especially over the past five years. But evangelism hasn’t slowed. Despite the pandemic, ministries have reported growth in engagement and interest in the gospel via social media outreach or personal evangelism... Continue Reading
PCA Minister Henry Lewis Smith, 1932-2021, Called Home to Glory
Henry Lewis Smith served the Lord faithfully for 68 years in gospel ministry.
Henry served as senior pastor of Monroeville Presbyterian Church in Monroeville, Alabama from 1957-1963. From 1963-1966 he pastored First Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church of Rock Hill, South Carolina. It was there that he met Anna Beth Lynn of Rock Hill, whom he married in 1964. They were married for nearly 50 years before Anna... Continue Reading
PCA Minister Ronald Harold Parrish, 69, Called Home to Glory
Ronald H. Parrish lived his life fully and faithfully for God’s glory.
Ron’s gifts on earth were not the kind that dazzled the world and caused others to stand in awe. He did not pass from this world with the reputation as a great preacher or a profound scholar, but he had great measures of grace and humility. Someone has summed up well what I would say... Continue Reading
Keep Moving Forward
" Now is not the time to give up or despair. Now is the precise time for which we have been training our mind and character. " - Carl Trueman
Continue. Keep moving forward. Keep doing the job you’ve been called to do, speaking the truth in love and righteousness for the good of your neighbor, to the glory of God. It’s hard to avoid feeling discouraged these days. These feel like unprecedented times, and in many ways, they are. However, one thing is... Continue Reading