Meriam Ibrahim released from Sudan
After diplomatic efforts by the Italian government, the family arrived safely this morning in Rome
Ibrahim’s release came only hours after the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing to highlight the stalled efforts to get her out of Sudan, but the wheels were already in motion before the proceeding began. Sudanese authorities gave Ibrahim back her passport on Wednesday and told her she could leave, shortly before Lapo Pistelli,... Continue Reading
Why Preachers Should Be More Like Peyton Manning
Every once in a while get up in the pulpit and let the people know what you have learned and how you are trying to improve
Make it a discipline of your calling to realize what mistakes you are actually making. Most preachers have to throw off depression and despair pretty quickly after a sermon that seems to have fallen into the carpet or else they can’t function very well. Yet, if you allow yourself no reflection, and no request for... Continue Reading
Is My Suffering Meaningless?
My greatest joy is that my suffering has purpose
It is comforting to know that everything God sends is the best possible thing for me. Nothing can derail his plan. No sin, no accident, no affliction. Satan does not have the last word on my suffering. God does. He has decreed it all and will use it all. A few weeks ago, I... Continue Reading
Child Evangelism or Covenant Theology?
The Reformed Church has failed to teach its members the implications of covenant theology for their children
Parents do indeed expect with joyful anticipation to see their children love the Lord Jesus as much as they do. Presbyterian parents look forward to the day when their children will be admitted to the Lord’s Supper by the Session of the Church. It is a joyful expectation. It is an attitude that begins at... Continue Reading
Use the Voice God Gave You
God gives each of us a unique voice that speaks to a particular person or audience
I may never learn how to speak louder than I do. My writing voice may be fixed as well. I don’t know. But I do know that God has called each one of us to spread his glory and gospel to the world. First in our homes, then in our communities, and as far beyond... Continue Reading
Dr. Doug Green Affirmed by New Life Presbyterian Church Session
The Session of the New Life Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania has unanimously concluded “that Doug Green’s teaching does not fall outside the Westminster Standards.”
As a result of our study and these meetings, we the Session of New Life Church, while fully respecting the right of the Board of Westminster Seminary to determine the bounds under which its faculty may operate, respectfully disagree with its judgment and are satisfied that Doug Green’s teaching does not fall outside the Westminster... Continue Reading
PCA Minister Lloyd Kim Nominated as Mission to the World Coordinator
In 2007, the Kims moved to Cambodia to initiate a new church-planting work
Dr. Kim, an ordained PCA pastor, received a M.Div. from Westminster Seminary California and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary. He served as associate pastor with New Life Mission Church (PCA) in Fullerton, Calif., before joining MTW. In 2004 Dr. Kim and his wife, Eda, a medical doctor, were sent by MTW to Manila, Philippines.... Continue Reading
Former Homosexual Reveals ‘Unmitigated Disaster of Gay Marriage’
Active homosexuals are trying to find something through gay relationships that can never be found there
All that to say—the term “gay marriage” is an oxymoron. It is an invention of broken man in defiance against the expressed desire and design of God for mankind. It is the fallen creature trying to tell the omniscient Creator how things should be. Even the misnamed “gay Christian”—those who practice homosexuality without repentance and... Continue Reading
Envy Always Wins
Envy is the lost sin; how can it be cured?
What’s the cure for envy? Charles Spurgeon said: “The cure for envy lies in living under a constant sense of the divine presence, worshiping God and communing with Him all the day long, however long the day may seem. True religion lifts the soul into a higher region, where the judgment becomes more clear and... Continue Reading
Your Naked Truth
We all, men and women, fall for this lie: that beauty is something to be consumed.
There are few opportunities on this side of eternity where we get a taste of this experience with beauty. But I believe Christian marriage is one of them. It comes from a sacrificial, sanctifying love through the years. It comes through moving past the youthful, original attributes that attracted us to one another, to a... Continue Reading