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
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