President to Select Former Harvard Dean and apparent Lesbian with no judicial experience for U. S. Supreme Court

Aides expect the President to select his current appointee as Solicitor General of the United States, Elena Kagan, as the newest Supreme Court justice Top White House aides, speaking to Mike Allen of Politico Magazine, revealed that the President Obama intends to announce (probably on Monday) his pick for the Supreme Court to replace retiring... Continue Reading

PCA Pastor Jim Belcher, Francis Chan, N.T. Wright, and Others Leave the Pastorate to Write and Speak

Americans tend to be……more open to individual leaders and their books. “A mixture of populism, individualism, democratization, and market-making has recently been defined as the essence of the American way” Jim Belcher announced on Sunday May 2 that he has decided to leave the church he planted, Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Newport Beach, California,... Continue Reading

Geneva College Professor Tom Copeland Named to Academic Fellowship in Terrorism Studies

Dr. Copeland will travel to Israel at the beginning of June for an intensive course in terrorism studies, and in particular, how democracies can defeat the worldwide terrorist threat. The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), a non-partisan policy institute headquartered in Washington, D.C., announces that Dr. Tom Copeland, a professor of political science... Continue Reading

Daring to “go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints”

Of much more concern to any faithful ARP minister or elder must be what happens in the courts of the Lord’s Church. And what word can we use for what has happened but “scandal?” Dear Chuck, As men like to say in the South, you and I have “knocked heads” at times over tactical issues... Continue Reading

Ernie Harwell, Hall of Fame Baseball Broadcaster, dead at 92

Baseball lost one of the true elder statesmen Wednesday (May 4) but the Detroit community (way beyond just the Tigers) lost a dear Christian leader, brother and friend. Rather than trying to write something myself, I think Jeff Robinson hit a home run with this entry on the Biblical Manhood and Womanhood blog last September... Continue Reading

Alumni Updates from Reformed Theological Seminary

Editor’s Note: Other seminaries are invited to send your Alumni updates to us fr0m time to time as well! Contact don@metokos.org for details . Rachel Blackston (MAC ‘06), a licensed mental health counselor, at Twelve Stones Counseling Center in Oviedo, FL, has returned from Haiti. She met patients at Hopital Sacre Coeur with “an amazing... Continue Reading

Short Takes from the Associated Press Wire

Topics: Christians tornado testimonies; Homosexual divorce in Texas; Government appeals National Prayer Day ban; ‘One Child Rule’ in China to change; Hospital apologies to pro-life nurses Miss. churchgoers saved from tornado’s wrath One prayed to God under a Communion table as his church was blown to pieces around him. Another was on the phone with... Continue Reading

Saving the ‘Wrongly Reached’ in the South

Though a majority of residents in the South claim to be Christian, many are being taught “quaint moralism over the Gospel, and moralism is the greatest form of self worship. It robs us of our need for God.” The once vibrant Christian South is beginning to become a “boneyard of religious history,” warned a Raleigh,... Continue Reading

N. T. Wright to step down as Bishop of Durham; returning to teaching

Dr Wright, a lifelong Newcastle United fan who was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, has been Bishop of Durham since 2003. Bishop of Durham N. T. Wright said April 27 that he will retire from his diocesan post on August 31. Wright, who will be 62 this autumn, will take up a new appointment as Research... Continue Reading

Colorado evangelicals singing praises over Denver Bronco’s NFL Draft pick of QB Tim Tebow

Evangelical Christians are excited about Tim Tebow because he has proven himself to be a man who not only professes Jesus to be the lord of his life, but he models that on and off the football field. That’s absolutely refreshing.” Many in Colorado’s evangelical Christian community believe the Denver Broncos’ first-round draft pick of... Continue Reading