Interview with Kelly Chesnik, PCA Church Member in Greater Chicago

One in a series of Chicagoland residents concerning their religious faith and practice. Kelly Chesnik, 26, is a Financial Aid Advisor at Harrington College of Design. She lives near the North Ave and Western Ave intersection in Wicker Park, Chicago. Kelly provided some thoughtful answers to my questions about her faith. What is your church... Continue Reading

Patricia Neal, Hollywood Actress and Pro-Life Advocate, Dies at 84

‘The actress told him 20 years earlier that aborting her child was the greatest tragedy in her life.’ Patricia Neal, an actress whose long career began during the “Golden Age of Hollywood,” passed away Sunday in her home at the age of 84. But for the pro-life community, Neal is remembered as a strong advocate... Continue Reading

Teens avoid church groups and other aspects of religion

“Bye-bye church. We’re busy.” That’s the message teens are giving churches today. Only about one in four teens now participate in church youth groups, considered the hallmark of involvement; numbers have been flat since 1999. Other measures of religiosity — prayer, Bible reading and going to church — lag as well, according to Barna Group,... Continue Reading

Australian political candidate under fire for calling gay ‘marriage’ child abuse

A pro-family candidate for an Australian senate is standing by statements in which she called gay “marriage” a form of child abuse, after being deluged with vitriol from homosexuals and derogatory media coverage, reports Kathleen Gilbert of . Wendy Francis, who is campaigning for a senate seat in Queensland, stated on her Twitter account... Continue Reading

Dr. Joseph Beard (Papa Joe), ARP Elder, Erskine College Board Member, burial and memorial services planned

Dr. Joseph Roderick Beard died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010 at Anderson Place Nursing Center. He was born July 2, 1923, son of Alice Lee Smith and Joseph Roderick Beard of Cornelius, N.C. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Young Memorial ARP Church in Anderson, conducted by Dr. Randall... Continue Reading

Finding Joy in Serving Children – the story of Emily Rimshaw

All of those things I find right here, sitting on this chair with these precious boys, thanking God for children, and the joy He brings us through them. I met Emily Rimshaw earlier this year when I was speaking at a conference at her church. She told me how refreshed and motivated she was after... Continue Reading

Slain aid worker Brian Carderelli found beauty in daily Afghan life

This Washington Post story provides more details about the death of PCA member Brian Carderelli, as well about what happened with his family and church during the days following the slaying. When videographer Brian Carderelli left Kabul three weeks ago to accompany a team of doctors on a medical mission to northern Afghanistan, the 25-year-old... Continue Reading

Oxford University lecturer alleges discrimination after becoming Christian

“It is very rare for an Israeli Jew to convert to Christianity and I was aware that…many Jews would believe I was a traitor who had betrayed the faith.” A lecturer is claiming that she was discriminated against and unfairly dismissed because she became a Christian. Dr Tali Argov, who was brought up in the... Continue Reading

Liberty University professor, son, killed in crash

“I prayed for my students at other schools, but the fact that I can pray with my students allows God to enter the classroom in a way I’ve never experienced anywhere else.” A Liberty University professor and her teenage son were killed in Roanoke, Virginia early Aug. 8 when their car was struck by an... Continue Reading

Brutal fallout – Up-to-date details on aid workers murdered in Afghanistan

“…aid workers who knew the IAM team said they were on a mission to provide medical care, not to proselytize, or attempt to convert Muslims to Christianity.” On Sunday evening as members of an international fellowship in Kabul gathered to remember and celebrate the lives of 10 humanitarian aid workers killed during a medical mission... Continue Reading