Reflections and writing by a scribe who blogs and ascribes glory to God.
Finding Faithfulness: A Year of Reading and Reflecting on God’s Word
I'm thrilled to announce the impending launch of my 12th published book, which has been decades in the making. Regularly reading through the Bible each year as well as my research and writing have led to this reflective Bible reading plan--just in time for implementation in 2023! Finding Faithfulness: A Year of Reading and Reflecting … Continue reading Finding Faithfulness: A Year of Reading and Reflecting on God’s Word
Recovering the Lost Art of Reading
Have you picked up a book, settled into your favorite comfy spot, and started to read--only to find yourself less able to focus and more easily distracted than you used to be? You're not alone. Many adults are discovering a problem with their reading abilities. It's a problem Leland Ryken and I explore in Recovering … Continue reading Recovering the Lost Art of Reading
Matthew and Cadets!
My book-boy, Matthew Vos, loves being a Cadet and longs more than anything to attend the Cadet International Camporee. Now the Cadets website offers the three books in my "Matthew in the Middle" series. Check it out here!
Be still and know
March 2020 may have been the longest month in history. COVID-19 spread exponentially, but time slowed to a coronavirus-induced crawl. The month came in like a lamb, bleating feeble warnings. It ended like a lion, roaring with medical and financial crisis. April seems likely to last every bit as long. The virus appears unabated, while … Continue reading Be still and know
Spring conference on Addiction in Indiana
The 2019 Spring Conference at Mid-America Reformed Seminary featured Dr. James Berry, who spoke on “Understanding the Insanity of Addiction.” Dr. Berry is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at West Virginia University, where he also serves as the Director of Addiction Services. He is a recognized expert … Continue reading Spring conference on Addiction in Indiana
Faculty changes at Westminster Seminary California
Westminster Seminary California (WSC) has announced two changes in its faculty line-up for the 2019-2020 academic year. Dr. A. Craig Troxel has accepted the appointment as Professor of Practical Theology, and Dr. J. V. Fesko has resigned from his position as Academic Dean and Vice President. Because Dr. Troxel has served the Bethel OPC in … Continue reading Faculty changes at Westminster Seminary California
Converting a Kingdom Hall building into an OPC Church
An OPC congregation in Reedsburg, WI, has an opportunity to purchase a building and radically repurpose it. After changing worship locations about every three years in its less than twenty years of existence, Grace Reformed Church hopes to put down permanent roots in a former Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. More than that, the … Continue reading Converting a Kingdom Hall building into an OPC Church
How Christians Became Countercultural in Pasadena and Beyond
The President of Providence Christian College, Dr. Jim Belcher, gave the inaugural chapel address in Witherspoon Hall on January 13, 2019. He addressed three questions he had been repeated asked recently: “Why is the church that had been here since 1927 no longer here? Why did we just send out an email to prospective students … Continue reading How Christians Became Countercultural in Pasadena and Beyond
Providence Christian College: new campus in Old Pasadena
After eight years of using the campus of William Carey International University in Pasadena, Providence Christian College was forced to find a new location when the University decided to sell. Things “providentially” fell into place for Providence’s new and unique campus, several facilities within the historic Playhouse District of Old Pasadena. The move took place … Continue reading Providence Christian College: new campus in Old Pasadena
RMS Ten Years Later – From small beginnings to far and wide
Reformed Mission Services officially began on March 28, 2009, as an organization to provide youth in United Reformed Churches with opportunities for mission work. In ten years, it has grown far beyond organizers’ expectations to encompass both domestic and international service for young people and adults from various Reformed churches. Projects include TASC (Teens Actively … Continue reading RMS Ten Years Later – From small beginnings to far and wide