President Ruble says farewell to Erskine College – optimistic for college with new, younger leadership

Erskine College and Seminary President Randall Ruble took some time this week as his tenure comes to an end to talk about his optimistic outlook on Erskine’s future. “As we face the future, I am optimistic and grateful for the work of our presidential search committee, which identified Dr. David Norman, who was elected unanimously... Continue Reading

A story of love and compassion in the wake of grief – Tragic events bring couple together

The human spirit has an amazing capacity to overcome grief and help heal heartbreak. This past Friday, Houseman and Seibert were married at the Reformed Baptist Church of Kalamazoo. The story of Steve Houseman, 38, and Sarah Seibert, 28, is proof of that power. As recently as Dec. 12, 2009, the couple had not yet... Continue Reading

Manute Bol’s Radical Christianity – Redemption and the NBA

As any churchgoer who tuned in to watch the recent NBA finals contest between the Lakers and Celtics already knows, the term redemption is probably now heard more often in NBA sports broadcasts than in homilies. A Google search under “redemption” and “NBA” generates approximately 2 million hits—more hits than “redemption” and “Christianity.” The term... Continue Reading

90-year-old artist puts decades of work on display at Christ Church, Presbyterian (PCA) in Evans, Georgia

Church has always been an important part of Wallace’s life. For 50 years, he attended First Presbyterian in Augusta, where he served as a deacon and elder. Artist Wilmer Wallace recently paid homage to the Columbia County church he helped start. The 90-year-old Augusta man recently completed a 25-by-22-inch oil painting of Christ Church, Presbyterian,... Continue Reading

Joni Eareckson Tada to Undergo Surgery for Breast Cancer

“Thankfully, my quadriplegia does not significantly impact either the surgery or the treatment. I’m like any other woman who has breast cancer,” Internationally-beloved disability advocate, artist and quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it was announced today by Doug Mazza, Joni and Friends International Disability Center president and COO, following confirmation... Continue Reading

Nico Smith, White South African Minister Who Fought Apartheid, Dies at 81

Dr. Smith “sacrificed his well-being and forsook his privileged white status to join hands and lead the struggle for the emancipation of black people.” The Rev. Nico Smith, a white minister who defied his racist upbringing in South Africa by living in a black township and leading a congregation there while organizing protests against apartheid,... Continue Reading

PCA Pastor Leo R. Schuster III called to be a Lead Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, NYC

Schuster notified his current congregation, Christ the King Presbyterian (PCA) in Houston, Texas of the unexpected news in an email early today. The entire email follows. My dear Christ the King family, I have some very difficult and unexpected news to share with you. I have accepted a call to serve as a lead pastor... Continue Reading

Charles Spurgeon’s Birthday and Bible

The Bible is God’s Bible; and when I see it, I seem to hear a voice springing up from it, saying, “I am the book of God; man, read me. I am God’s writing; open my leaf, for I was penned by God; read it, for he is my author, and you will see him... Continue Reading

Pastor to President – An interview with Don Sweeting, New President of RTS Orlando

Pastor Sweeting will be the keynote speaker at the Friday night worship service at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church General Assembly. After twelve years of ministry as the Senior Pastor of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Dr. Don Sweeting has taken a call to become the President of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. In this interview,... Continue Reading

In Memoriam, James Montgomery Boice (1938-2000)

June 15 marked the tenth anniversary of the death of James Montgomery Boice, who was for thirty-two years the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, the dean of Reformed pastor-scholars in his generation, and my beloved pastor. The enduring image of Dr. Boice in my mind is also the first, when I had walked... Continue Reading

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