George Merritt Memorial Service Set for Feb. 23 in NYC

He was a member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA), NY, where he served on the Diaconate and often shared his musical gifts in ministry. George Robert Merritt, Jr. of Hawthorne, N.J. passed into eternal life on Monday, February 15, 2010 at the age of 67. A Celebration Service will be held on Tuesday, February 23,... Continue Reading

Phil Ryken, PCA Minister, Named Wheaton’s Next President

Letter from the Co-Chairmen of the Presidential Selection Committee to the Board of Trustees of Wheaton College on the choice of the schools 8th President. The following letter, from the Co-Chairs of the Presidential Selection Committee, accompanied the Committee’s report of recommendation to the Trustees. The rationale for the Presidential Selection Committee’s choice and recommendation... Continue Reading

PCA Nurse steadfastly pursues mission to Haiti

“Words cannot describe what the people there deal with on a day-to-day basis. It really puts things in perspective when we want to get down in the dumps about something we have to deal with here at home.” Sherry Mitchell Hancock of Princeton, Kentucky said she has found great inspiration in a verse from Isaiah... Continue Reading

Steve O’Ban, Tacoma PCA Elder, Announces Candidacy for Washington State Legislature

Steve O’Ban, a ruling elder in Faith Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Wash., and a long time attorney in the area, announced on February 18, 2010, his candidacy for State Representative in the 28th Legislative District, Pos. 1 (Lakewood, University Place, Fircrest, Steilacoom, DuPont and parts of Tacoma). “The one-party rule in Olympia promises three things,... Continue Reading

American missionaries jailed in Haiti return to US

Judge allows eight charged with child kidnapping to leave Haiti after parents testify they gave up their children voluntarily Eight American missionaries accused of trying to take 33 children out of Haiti landed in Miami early today after being freed by authorities in the earthquake-stricken country. They were allowed to return to the US after... Continue Reading

Olympic speedskater says ‘even the wild guy can find the light’

The 2010 version of Hedrick is a long way from the Hedrick of old, the Hedrick who, according to his Wikipedia page, earned the nickname “the Paris Hilton of speedskating” for his active nightlife. Olympic gold medalist Chad Hedrick certainly thinks he has the ability to contend for more hardware at this year’s Winter Olympics... Continue Reading

UPDATE: Kenneth Starr confirmed as Baylor president

Starr was elected unanimously to lead Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and will be introduced to the campus of some 14,000 students on Tuesday, according to Monday’s announcement. “I am pleased that Baylor University has named an individual of Dean Starr’s sterling reputation, character and ability to lead the university into a future that is... Continue Reading

San Francisco Chronicle: “Open Secret” That Prop. 8 Judge is “Gay”

“From the outset, Walker’s entire course of conduct in the anti-Prop 8 case has reflected a manifest design to turn the lawsuit into a high-profile, culture-transforming, history-making, Scopes-style show trial of Prop 8’s sponsors.” In what he describes as “an open secret,” a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle says that the federal judge presiding... Continue Reading

New Country Music Star Born as Pro-Life Ballad Climbs the Charts

A new country music star has been born – and with a pro-life ballad, no less, that is steadily climbing the country music charts. Watch video here. Matt Kennon’s debut hit single “the Call” has risen to No. 39 on the Billboard 200 list of top country music hits and packs a compelling pro-life, or... Continue Reading

New Elliot Letters Give Insight into Missionary Life

“They testify to both Jim and Elisabeth’s faith and to how they saw the Lord working. Each one tells a little piece of their story” The story of missionary couple Jim and Elisabeth Elliot, who served among the Waorani people of Ecuador, is widely known to American evangelicals through their published writings. After Jim and... Continue Reading