by Laura Jane Kilgore
In the bustling college town of Waco, Texas, there’s a new sprout of God’s kingdom. On any given Sunday morning, you can meander down into the foyer of Valor Academy in south Waco and there find the congregation of Trinity OPC.
It’s a small crowd, but once you experience the warm greeting of the faithful members and see the way God has already been working here, it’s easy to imagine how quickly it may grow. Read more
by Judith M. Dinsmore
Evangelizing is a learned skill. That’s what John Shaw discovered back in 2006 when he moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, to plant a church. “My experience was similar to a lot of OP pastors and church planters,” he said. “I had a desire to reach the lost, and a zeal for that work, but a lack of experience.”
So, on the ground, he began researching. “I started looking for tools, conferences, audio and video presentations, and examples of pastors who evangelized well.” Read more
by Carl R. Trueman
On lawns in my neighborhood, quite a number of those “Hate has no home here” signs have appeared over the last twelve months. My immediate reaction is to see them as somewhat superfluous: I live in a Philadelphia suburb which, while hardly affluent, is nonetheless comfortable and safe, with a community that is peaceful, friendly, and well-integrated. As far as I can tell, hate has not been much of a problem during the sixteen years I have lived here.
And yet these signs do capture something of the national mood—at least the mood of a certain section of the population—and are emblematic of political divisions which now seem deeper and more intractable than at any time since the late 1960s. Read more