Light to Dispel Darkness: The Gospel’s Hope Arising From A Senseless Act
Pastor Scruggs said of his beloved daughter Hallie: “Through tears we trust that she is in the arms of Jesus who will raise her to life once again.”
Grief gripped the entire Nashville community. In shock, as pundits and politicians attempted to make sense of the senseless, across our presbytery men and women gathered in their homes, schools, and churches to pray. We did not need to ask, “Why did this have to happen? Why did this have to happen to us?” We... Continue Reading
Singing in the Face of Suffering
In the midst of grief, God's people have historically cried out to Him in song.
Although the best comfort comes from God’s word, Christians have for centuries reflected on the hardships of life in light of the truth of God’s word in those seasons and written beautiful poetry shaped by the ideas and principles of the Scripture to find perspective and hope in God. God’s people have never been strangers... Continue Reading
On Theologian Thunberg
Greta Thunberg is now a top theologian?
She is up to her gills in religion. And her religion is of course radical environmentalism. She worships at that altar, and wants all of us to do the same. For many people today who have thrown out the one true God, the vacuum is replaced by various substitutes. Hardcore green religion is one of them.... Continue Reading
Shooter Kills Three Children, Three Adults at Private Christian School in Nashville
Covenant School is a ministry of Covenant PCA in Nashville, Tenn.
Covenant School released a statement Monday night: “We are grieving tremendous loss and are in shock coming out of the terror that shattered our church and school,” the statement read, in part. “We are focused on loving our students, our families, our faculty and staff and beginning the process of healing.” A community is reeling... Continue Reading
Humility, a Mother’s Beautiful Gift
Fear of the Lord resulted in the sweet gift of humility my mother left her family and world.
As she aged becoming very frail, we were living together; I tended to her needs. One Sunday afternoon, I prepared dinner and served it in our little kitchen. I asked her to say grace. Being raised Catholic she once knew only a prescribed prayer. Growing in her faith in Christ, she began to pray more... Continue Reading
‘Christianity and Liberalism’ at 100
It’s worth pointing out that this year is the 100th anniversary of this landmark work: J. Gresham Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism
Machen notes how liberal Christians ignore what the Bible clearly notes as sin (see how timely it is?) when he writes, “Without the consciousness of sin, the whole of the gospel will seem to be an idle tale. But how can the consciousness of sin be revived? Something no doubt, can be accomplished by the... Continue Reading
Prosper of Aquitaine and His Defense of God’s Grace
Letting God decide the future of each soul freed Prosper to preach to others without wondering whether or not they were of the elect. He was in fact one of the first Christian voices to speak of bringing Christ outside the Roman Empire, and his De vocatione omnium gentium (“The Call of All Nations”), was... Continue Reading
Why Do Parents of Gay Children Change Their Theological Minds
We do, in fact, reject the straightforward commands of Scripture, and appeal instead to another authority when we declare that same-sex unions can be holy and good.
The contrast between this ethic and the Christian understanding of human nature and God’s law could not be greater. Because we are fallen creatures, we must not look within to find the truth about ourselves. The human heart is darkened. God revealed His law so that, in its light, we might see ourselves clearly. And... Continue Reading
PCA Minister Roland Barnes Reflects on 42 Years of Meals, Missions, And Memories
Roland Barnes, Senior Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Statesboro, will retire this spring after 42 years serving in the ministry.
The Central Georgia Presbytery first called the Rev. Barnes to start the local Presbyterian Church as a mission church. He said that initial church started with just five families in addition to his own. Pastor Barnes said, “I came to Statesboro in April 1981. For the first six months or so, we met in a... Continue Reading
Know the Fear of the Lord
The genuine fear of the Lord means reverent submission that leads to obedience, and it is interchangeable with worship of God.
Genuine fear of the Lord is reserved for those who know Jesus. This fear of the Lord means reverent submission that leads to obedience, and it is interchangeable with worship of God, reliance on him, trust in him, and hope in him. You will find it when you can come to the Lord and are... Continue Reading
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