by Mark T. Bube
“Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
For most readers of this magazine, the answer to the first question in our Larger Catechism may sound a little different, but still very familiar: “Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever.” Read more
by Patricia E. Clawson
At a time when many fledgling churches are cautious about spreading their funds far beyond their front doors, one Home Missions intern set a pattern of generous giving for his young congregation of twenty. Over the next forty years, that congregation would contribute nearly $4 million to Orthodox Presbyterian Church missions.
Mark R. Brown first heard about the OPC from fellow Geneva College students Robert Harting and Robert Eckardt, now OP ministers. At Westminster Theological Seminary, Brown was spurred by an OP pastor to consider planting a Reformed church back home in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. During the summer of 1976, when he was an intern under Pastor Thomas Tyson at Trinity OPC in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, Brown began a Bible study more than two hundred miles west in his parents’ home. Fifteen family members and friends attended. Read more