Ranew goes on to provide a general overview of meditation, highlighting key Scripture passages and employing a series of analogies
Pious meditation is the duty of every Christian; or, It is the high institution of Christ, and greatly incumbent duty of Christians, to exercise themselves much in holy meditation. A rare and soul-enriching way; none know the sweetness and blessings of it, but such as exercise themselves in it. Nathanael Ranew died in 1677,... Continue Reading
Pete Buttigieg puts his faith in abortion.
In his stump speech, Buttigieg describes abortion as “reproductive healthcare” and refers to legal abortion as a crucial “freedom.”
Buttigieg doesn’t speak like someone who believes abortion is even bad, let alone a necessary evil. No national Democrat can believe such a thing; that would entail believing that Planned Parenthood, which performs hundreds of thousands of abortions per year and also spends tens of millions of dollars to elect Democrats, is engaged in evil.... Continue Reading
Edith Cavell: A Brave Guide
At a time in history when examples of godly women are few and far between, much needed strength and encouragement can be drawn from the life of this lady who put all her trust in Jesus Christ, her Savior.
Throughout the fifty years of Edith Cavell’s life, she was content to work hard and live humbly. She was a godly woman and, therefore, a godly historical example. The Bible instructs us to teach our children about such historical examples. Psalm 78:4 reads: “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming... Continue Reading
B. B. Warfield – Not a Solitary Theologian
While it’s true that Warfield spent much time at home and in his study, he was deeply invested in the lives of those around him: students, family, and friends.
In 1873, Warfield entered Princeton Theological Seminary, studying under Charles Hodge and his son Caspar Wistar Hodge. Two years later, he was licensed to preach. A sermon he gave on Romans 3:4 in Dayton, Ohio, left such an impression on his hearers (including a local reporter, who reprinted it) that he was extended a call to pastor... Continue Reading
PCA Minister, Phillip Sealy, Called Home to Glory
PCA minister Phillip Sealy, born January 19, 1963 in Grove Hill, Ala., was called home to glory on January 13, 2020, after a 2-year bout with cancer.
He lived well. He loved well. He did justice. He loved kindness. He walked humbly with His God. He fought the good fight. He finished the race. He kept the faith. That faith is now sight … flawlessly focused sight! His passion was being a pastor … not just a preacher. For him living honestly... Continue Reading
Trusting God With Our Unknown Future – Philip Bliss Colin Smith
In his abbreviated lifetime Bliss wrote the words and/or music for over 300 sacred songs.
Bliss wrote in his journal: “Now I am full persuaded that God calls me to give my time and energies to writing and singing the Good News. I am constrained by what Christ is and has been to me, to offer all my powers directly to His sweet service. Major Whittle goes with me to... Continue Reading
Frank Houghton – Eager to Glorify God
Houghton’s insistence on strengthening the local churches included a respect for Chinese culture.
Frank graduated from the University of London, was ordained in 1917, and served as curate in Liverpool and Preston. In 1920, he answered a call to serve with the China Inland Mission (CIM), against the advice of his doctor who was concerned about Frank’s heart problems. Frank was not the only one in his family... Continue Reading
PCA Minister, Linleigh Roberts, Called Home to Glory
Linleigh John Roberts (1934-2020), was called home to glory on January 4, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Linleigh John Roberts was born February 5, 1934, in Orbost, VIC, Australia, the second son of Leigh & Verona Roberts. He entered the gospel ministry at age 18, covering a circuit of five Methodist country churches by motorcycle each weekend. He quickly realized he needed further training and headed to the U.S. to attend Moody... Continue Reading
A Brief Introduction to John Knox
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to acquaint (or reacquaint) yourself with this outstanding Christian Reformer.
Knox was born about 1514 and ordained as a Roman Catholic priest around 1536, after studying at St. Andrews University. But a decade later (1546) he had become a supporter of the Reformation and was acting as a bodyguard for George Wishart who was spreading Protestant doctrines. After the archbishop of St. Andrews had Wishart... Continue Reading
Your Life Isn’t Over, A life Is Just Beginning
Abortion ruins a life. It kills babies. And it kills a good story about hope.
God’s grace is sufficient for you too. A positive pregnancy test is never bad news. Pregnancy is always much more of a blessing than a burden. If you get an unplanned or difficult pregnancy, your life isn’t over, a life—your baby’s life—is just beginning. Imagine for a second that you’re a 27 year old... Continue Reading