Simon Goulart – Preacher of Confident Hope
Goulart was a preacher of hope, pointing Christians to the sufficiency they have in Christ and what he has obtained for them.
He was a prolific writer and one of the most published and appreciated in the generation after Calvin. Besides translations, musical arrangements, poetry, and devotional and historical works, his production includes theological, political, and medical treatises. Goulart understood God’s Word to be the only current revelation of God to humanity. In 1595, Simon Goulart... Continue Reading
Texas Judge Says Christian Beliefs Prevent Her from Conducting Same-Sex Weddings
“I have no desire to offend anybody but the last person I want to offend is God.”
The judge said that as long as the other justice of the peace is available to perform same-sex weddings, she believes she is not violating queer couples’ constitutional rights and that she deserves a “religious exemption” because of her faith. A Texas judge is standing her ground after being reprimanded by a state commission... Continue Reading
Ayn Rand on Christian Egoism: Part 1
She concluded that Christianity did promote a similar sort of egoism to her own.
Surely, many will likely object that as an avowed atheist, Rand had no business commenting on, or presuming to understand, the foundational morality of Christianity; that she is simply mistaken about this idea of individualism and egoism being an integral part of Christ’s teaching. And so, the proper question to ask here is: is she... Continue Reading
Dr. Terry Eves, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Erskine Seminary, Called Home to Glory
Dr. Eves began his teaching with the Erskine family at Erskine College where he was a Professor of Biblical Studies from 2000 - 2007.
Dr. Eves was a careful scholar and teacher who brought over 30 years of experience in the church and classroom to Erskine. He began his teaching with the Erskine family at Erskine College where he was a Professor of Biblical Studies from 2000 – 2007. He later came to Erskine Theological Seminary beginning as an... Continue Reading
A Call to Pray for Wang Yi, Pastor of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison
On December 26, 2019, Pastor Yi was secretly tried at the Chengdu Intermediate People’s Court and sentenced to 9 years in prison. Here is a letter from his church.
Pastor Wang Yi did not commit any crime. The authorities’ charges of “inciting to subvert state power” and “illegal business operations” are part of the unjust persecutions against the Chinese house church. Regardless of the sentence the authorities pronounce against him, Pastor Wang Yi is the senior pastor of this church and a faithful messenger... Continue Reading
George Whitefield’s Grave
A Meditation on The Labor of Ministry
How he came to be placed in a crypt beneath the sanctuary of the Old South Church is a story well-told and easily found elsewhere. It’s the scene of the crypt itself I want to reflect on, as it has never ceased to entertain my pastoral imagination when I think of it. The church... Continue Reading
A Day of Rest or a Day of Stress?
The purpose of the Lord's Day
For Owen, partaking of God’s rest includes praising him for his work and aligning one’s work with his, which brings satisfaction and enjoyment. The people who partake in this rest are those who already have faith, yet they need to be “encouraged unto believing.” Owen explains, true faith is not just hearing the “word of... Continue Reading
ISIS Beheads 10 Christian Captives, Shoots 1, In Nigeria As Retaliation For Baghdadi Death
ISIS decapitates 10 Christian captives in Nigeria as revenge for Baghdadi death
In the video, ISIS soldiers wearing beige uniforms and black masks are lined up behind the Christian men. One captive in the middle is shot while the other 10 are pushed to the ground and beheaded. Not a lot of details were given about the victims other than they were male, Christian and “captured in... Continue Reading
Charles Darwin’s Letter to Billy Graham
Science cannot explain the fullness of our humanity. We should be skeptical of claims that it can.
This year marks the 160th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of the Species. Darwin’s theories wield massive historic and contemporary influence. Yet, there is much about the human experience that a Darwinian view of life cannot explain. Nonetheless, many see this scientific outlook as offering a total worldview. That’s why Graham described such... Continue Reading
Christianity Today Editor Reveals The Point Trump ‘Crossed The Line’ For Him
Mark Galli says it’s strange that people who “take the teachings of Jesus Christ seriously” can’t see that Trump’s character is “deeply concerning.”
Galli, who also called for Trump to be removed from office, faced backlash from multiple evangelical leaders, including Franklin Graham ― the son of American evangelist Billy Graham who founded Christianity Today ― but he doubled down on his opinion in a “Face The Nation” appearance on Sunday. Christianity Today editor-in-chief Mark Galli said... Continue Reading