In Wake of Healthcare Bill, Pregnancy Centers More Critical Than Ever Before

“Care Net also anticipates that if abortions increase because they’re free and federally-subsidized in healthcare plans, there will be a huge increase in the demand for post-abortion recovery programs.” Care Net, a network of 1,190 pregnancy centers in North America, issued the following statement by Care Net President Melinda Delahoyde in response to the final... Continue Reading

Training Left Offensive Tackles for the PCA

“Intimidated, unsure, defensive, distracted, fearful of what opponents are up to next … these symptoms are all too descriptive of pastors, elders, and even entire congregations that have been repeatedly blindsided by conflict.” The recent hit movie, The Blind Side, provides a surprisingly vivid illustration of how a well-trained shepherd can serve as a “left... Continue Reading

Elders – We are Servants First and Foremost

“Servant,” and not “pastor” is the most important and prominent, biblical term for any Christian believer in church leadership! Surprising? It was to me. Like most church people I had accepted the common belief that a lead elder in the local church is properly called “pastor” because the idea of pastor (or shepherd) is the... Continue Reading

A Prayer for the Muslim World from Samuel Zwemer

Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son in the Muslim world, and fulfill through him the prayer of Abraham thy friend, “O, that Ishmael might live before thee.” The great historian of Christian mission, Kenneth Scott Latourette, once said that no man deserved the title “The Apostle to Islam” more than Samuel Zwemer. (from... Continue Reading

Churches Suffer Losses Under New FCC Rule

Churches using 700Mhz wireless equipment appear to be in trouble on June 22nd when the FCC Billion-dollars sale becomes effective. As the Federal Communications Commission seeks out more broadband space, the agency is being asked to consider possibly the largest group that would be affected by the move – that is, churches. Churches across the... Continue Reading

Whites: The next minority

On Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights or at your campus ministry, if you look out at the audience and it’s predominantly white your are looking at an end of era if these demographic trends hold. A new study suggests that today’s white women seem less interested in having children than previous generations. According to the... Continue Reading

Siouxlands Presbytery (PCA) Federal Vision Controversy: Desiring a Conclusion

Editor: The PCA Presbytery of the Siouxlands (PS) has been “officially” dealing with a Federal Vision (FV) controversy since early in 2007. In view of the considerable lapse of time between then and now, and given the current state of affairs in this matter, it seems that a review of a few basic facts might... Continue Reading

A Christian’s Response To New Health Care Legislation

Are you praying, selflessly? Our Lord says, “Be angry, and yet do not sin” (Ephesians 4:26) It is a wise thing to come to the Confession on days like this. We are so blessed to have had the day of rest yesterday that now we enter upon the week to news that for many of... Continue Reading

Hans Küng and the current Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal

American evangelicalism may be, to use Frank Schaeffer’s phrase, addicted to mediocrity; there is no evidence as yet that it is addicted to child rape and cover ups of the same . Hans Küng Calls the Pope to Repent John Piper The BBC reported recently, concerning the recent revelations of more sex abuse in the... Continue Reading

What’s the point of proms?

The goal of public education should be to teach kids reading, writing, arithmetic, history, science, etc. I have yet to see how a prom fits into the equation of a well-rounded education. While it was not the intention of the American Civil Liberties Union, it finally accomplished something that I can applaud. The ACLU has... Continue Reading