A Pattern Among Fallen Pastors – Lessons for Us All

4 common characteristics of the lives of ministers who had fallen into a morally disqualifying sin

Who knows you? I mean who really knows you? Who not only has permission, but is currently acting upon the permission to ask you penetrating questions? Are you answering those questions honestly or are you hiding details and painting up your sin to guard your image? Do not hide from God’s gracious aid of loving... Continue Reading

Congratulating Wesleyan

Wesleyan University has taken the ever-expanding list of initials used to refer to sexual identities to fifteen letters: LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM.

This endless expansion of sexual categories is a necessary consequence of what is now the fundamental tenet of modern sexual politics, and perhaps a key element of modern politics in general: That a person’s attitude to sex is the primary criterion for assessing their moral standing in the public square. If you say that sex... Continue Reading

Rob Bell, Gay Marriage, and the Movie Tombstone

Yes, even in the world of sex and marriage, “We’ve got to have some law.”

So, what does Bell think is a better guide for sexual ethics than the Bible?  Personal experience.  Why would you choose the Bible, says Bell, “when you have in front of you flesh-and-blood people who…love each other and just want to go through life.’  In other words, what should guide our decisions is the personal... Continue Reading

Florist Rejects AG’s Offer, Stands Courageously on Principle, and Risks Everything

Barronelle Stutzman stands to lose everything—her home, her savings, her business, her livelihood—if she does not comply.

“Your offer reveals that you don’t really understand me or what this conflict is all about. It’s about freedom, not money. I certainly don’t relish the idea of losing my business, my home, and everything else that your lawsuit threatens to take from my family, but my freedom to honor God in doing what I... Continue Reading

George Whitefield, Principled Calvinist 2: Defending Calvinism

Whitefield and Wesley’s divide over predestination reflected a larger, long-term split among Anglicans on this issue.

Whitefield may have adopted modern marketing and communication methods, then, but his message was traditional and Calvinist, standing against the “humanitarian” challengers of the day. Instead of softening his view on the depravity of man in response to critics, he emphasized original sin even more. Whitefield spoke regularly of how in their lost state, people... Continue Reading

No Fuss Parenting – Teach Kids to Sit Still

It’s the parents’ job to teach their children skills that will help them in life.

Here’s the key:  When we left a service because he wasn’t quiet or sitting, I held him the entire time we were out of the service.  I didn’t put him down and let him run around, because I didn’t want leaving to become a fun escape. I know this probably sounds like child torture, but it... Continue Reading

Former Megachurch Pastor Rob Bell Tells Oprah the Church Is ‘Moments Away’ From Embracing Gay Marriage

Bell made the statement during a Valentine's weekend episode of Winfrey's "Super Soul Sunday" television show

Bell warned that if the church keeps resisting same-sex marriage it would “continue to be even more irrelevant.” “I think culture is already there and the church will continue to be even more irrelevant when it quotes letters from 2,000 years ago as their best defense, when you have in front of you flesh-and-blood people... Continue Reading

The Death of B.B. Warfield

In a letter to his mother, Gresham Machen spoke of ‘the great loss which we have just sustained in the death of Dr. Warfield’ February 16, 1921.

In the course of the conversation I expressed my hope that to end the present intolerable condition there might be a great split in the Church, in order to separate the Christians from the anti-Christian propagandists. ‘No,’ he said, ‘you can’t split rotten wood.’   Most of the April, 2005 issue of Tabletalk magazine focused... Continue Reading

Richard C. Chewning, Past RPCES and PCA Moderator, Called Home to Glory

Dr. Richard C. Chewning, May 12, 1933 – February 17, 2015

Chewning was first elected a ruling elder in the Stony Point Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCES) in Richmond, Va., which is now a part of the PCA. He was elected to the Board of Covenant College in 1973 and served as Chairman for many years. Not only did Chewning serve as Moderator of the 13th GA... Continue Reading

A Biblical Meditation On The Isis Execution Of 21 Christians

Those who are slain for Christ’s sake come to life and reign with Jesus Christ

We pray for both our enemies and our suffering brothers and sisters. We need a special grace to pray for the salvation of those who have done such a great evil. We also pray for our brothers and sisters suffering around the world; we plead that God would grant them his joy and strength and... Continue Reading