George Whitefield’s Love For Christ And Sinners
George Whitefield’s intense passion was kindled by his own deepening love for God and Jesus Christ, which in turn ignited his compassion for lost sinners.
“Fervent love lay at the very center of Whitefield’s effectiveness as an evangelist. As he preached, his love for sinners seemed to overpower them. “In all his discourses,” John Gillies observes, “there was a fervent and melting charity, and earnestness of persuasion, an outpouring of redundant love.” George Whitefield’s intense passion was kindled by his... Continue Reading
Bryan College Faculty Vote ‘No Confidence’ in President over Adam and Eve
Trustees defend decision to clarify belief statement. BioLogos: '[We] certainly did not intend to stir up controversy.'
The new language “is in no way a change to the Statement of Belief. It is the current and historical position of Bryan, an institution founded and existing on a strong Creationist position,” according to the college. John Carpenter, a journalism professor at Bryan, told the Times Free Press that the updated language could be... Continue Reading
Conservative leader Bill Gothard resigns following abuse allegations
Gothard’s resignation from the Institute in Basic Life Principles comes a week after he was put on administrative leave.
Gothard told the Board of Directors he wanted to follow the New Testament command to listen to those who made accusations against him, according to an email sent from David Waller, administrative director of the Advanced Training Institute to families involved in the ministry. Bill Gothard, an Illinois-based advocate for home schooling and conservative dress... Continue Reading
Is There Value in a Bunch of “Dead White Guys?”
My confidence in my culture did not lead to a true conviction or commitment to Christ
Dr. Molher opened the one-hour Thursday session with an exposition of Romans 1-3. Words fail to describe my feeling during that hour as the truth of God’s Word rightly preached opened me up in ways like never before. With the skill of a heart surgeon, Dr. Molher took the Word and used it like a... Continue Reading
Why I Want My Kids To Be Brainwashed
"I don't want to send our son to church to be brain-washed like those Stoddard kids!"
At the root of the problem is that we put ourselves at the center of the universe and think more highly of ourselves than we ought. We become our own standard, make our own sense out of this world and only trust our own faulty thinking when it comes to making decisions. This process of... Continue Reading
The Christian’s Glorious Freedom
You may have been a Christian for some time and yet not grasped your new status in Christ
But when you begin to understand that in Christ you died to sin and have now been delivered from the dominion of sin; that you are no longer under its bondage; that you no longer need to be a victim of its subtle paralysis—then you find yourself saying not only “Isn’t this amazing grace?” but... Continue Reading
Soldier Chooses Duty Above Self
Staff Sgt. David L. Thomas, an army of noncommissioned officer, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer that metastasized to the brain but has chosen to continue his service
“It was the day after my 46th birthday that I was diagnosed,” Thomas said. “I also learned that I had actually had lung cancer for more than two years, including during my last deployment to Afghanistan.” Elizabeth said her initial reaction was shock. “I remember thinking, ‘I can’t believe I’m hearing these words,” she said.... Continue Reading
Walking Through Fire
Despite dementia, Elisabeth Elliot Gren holds fast to Scripture.
“Since the onset of dementia about a decade ago, the best-selling and widely known Christian author communicates mostly through slight hand gestures and facial expressions.” Lars Gren led me down a dim hallway to a simple room lit magnificently by floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out over the Atlantic Ocean. A slim, elderly woman dressed... Continue Reading
If you like Ralph Davis, you should try Knox Chamblin
I’ve been listening to Knox Chamblin’s lectures on the New Testament which are available from Third Millennium. There are about 80 lectures and I recently got hold of his book “Paul and the Self,” which is outstanding…It’s the fruit of over 30 years teaching about Paul and is pure gold for pastors. Dr Chamblin taught New Testament at Belhaven... Continue Reading
PCA Minister’s Son, Zachary Draughon, 25, Dies Unexpectedly
Zachary Draughon passed away, Saturday, March 1, 2014
Randy and Renee Draughon’s son, Zach, suddenly and unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord yesterday morning. They both loved their son with a fierce love and want you to know that they are deeply grieving. They don’t grieve without hope and they want to thank you for grieving with them. A note... Continue Reading