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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

Dutch roots; multi-ethnic fruits — A URC establishes itself in Cincinatti

A worship service, featuring a liturgy rich in responsive readings, marked the organization of Westside Reformed Church in Cincinnati, OH, on a chilly January 25, 2019 evening. The supervising consistory of Zeltenreich Reformed Church (New Holland, PA) called the service with the concurrence of Classis Eastern U.S. of the URCNA, and representatives from far-flung regions … Continue reading Dutch roots; multi-ethnic fruits — A URC establishes itself in Cincinatti

Who Really Set Brian Banks Free

Movie/book review by Glenda Faye Mathes Brian Banks; Rated PG-13 Production companies: ShivHans Pictures, Gidden Media; Distributors: Bleecker Street, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, Stage 6 Films; Director: Tom Shadyac; Writer: Doug Atchison What Set Me Free: A True Story of Wrongful Conviction, a Dream Deferred, and a Man Redeemed by Brian Banks with Mark Dagostina; … Continue reading Who Really Set Brian Banks Free