Joni Eareckson Tada to Undergo Surgery for Breast Cancer

“Thankfully, my quadriplegia does not significantly impact either the surgery or the treatment. I’m like any other woman who has breast cancer,” Internationally-beloved disability advocate, artist and quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it was announced today by Doug Mazza, Joni and Friends International Disability Center president and COO, following confirmation... Continue Reading

Nico Smith, White South African Minister Who Fought Apartheid, Dies at 81

Dr. Smith “sacrificed his well-being and forsook his privileged white status to join hands and lead the struggle for the emancipation of black people.” The Rev. Nico Smith, a white minister who defied his racist upbringing in South Africa by living in a black township and leading a congregation there while organizing protests against apartheid,... Continue Reading

PCA Pastor Leo R. Schuster III called to be a Lead Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC

Schuster notified his current congregation, Christ the King Presbyterian (PCA) in Houston, Texas of the unexpected news in an email early today. The entire email follows. My dear Christ the King family, I have some very difficult and unexpected news to share with you. I have accepted a call to serve as a lead pastor... Continue Reading

In Memoriam, James Montgomery Boice (1938-2000)

June 15 marked the tenth anniversary of the death of James Montgomery Boice, who was for thirty-two years the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, the dean of Reformed pastor-scholars in his generation, and my beloved pastor. The enduring image of Dr. Boice in my mind is also the first, when I had walked... Continue Reading

Charles Spurgeon’s Birthday and Bible

The Bible is God’s Bible; and when I see it, I seem to hear a voice springing up from it, saying, “I am the book of God; man, read me. I am God’s writing; open my leaf, for I was penned by God; read it, for he is my author, and you will see him... Continue Reading

Pastor to President – An interview with Don Sweeting, New President of RTS Orlando

Pastor Sweeting will be the keynote speaker at the Friday night worship service at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church General Assembly. After twelve years of ministry as the Senior Pastor of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Dr. Don Sweeting has taken a call to become the President of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. In this interview,... Continue Reading

Three Christians arrested in outreach to Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan

Shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’ could be heard as the arrests were made… (While the event occurred on Friday, this story has not yet appeared on the websites of any major U. S. newspaper, or even in Dearborn.) Three Christians were arrested today in Dearborn, Michigan at the Arab International Festival as they shared their faith... Continue Reading

Pastor tests IRS by endorsing candidate – Hopes to undo tax code rule

“I would welcome the history of my Baptist forefathers in going to jail over these issues,” he said. “I will not be silenced by intimidation.” A South Dakota minister says he wants to do for religious freedom what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. did for civil rights. The Rev. H. Wayne Williams, pastor of... Continue Reading

Smoked Out: A Journey from the SBC to the PCA

I struggled mightily with the doctrines of grace and it was not until I heard R.C. Sproul explain TULIP did I begin to embrace fully the veracity of these truths. On Valentine’s Day of this year something momentous took place in the life of my family — we joined Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Jackson,... Continue Reading

Young Evangelical Takes Southern Baptists Back to the Gospel

“I’m not naive. I’ve been around for 15-16 years now. Some of you are not the godly men and women you’re pretending to be right now. Your hearts are dark.” A young evangelical preacher known for his no-frills sermons didn’t go soft when it came to rebuking pastors who are preaching something other than the... Continue Reading