Precious metals are refined with fire. So are people. The Bible makes numerous references to such testing and purifying.
The first settled Presbyterian minis
Taking an occasional glance at his watch may seem natural for a man who worked for a railroad for 43 years helping to keep things on schedule. His ste
In the view of one school of missiologists, this isn’t all bad. They have a name for it: the homogeneous unit principle (HUP). One of the more remarkable applications of the principle among Protestants is taking place today in the Presbyterian Church in America. Thousands of immigrant Koreans have found homes in PCA congrega
Pageants and plays are often on the church schedule at Easter and Christ
When a PCA missionary went to a Communist nation early this year, it was not his first visit. Nor is it expected to be his last. He went without fanfare to help an existing evangelical denomination. That body invited him to speak at its annual meeting and to counsel with its ministers and their wives.
The English lady came to the United States more than 30 years ago as the bride of an American military officer she met while on a vacation in Spain. It was a very long way, both in miles and in culture, from her hometown, Leigh-on-Sea, just east of London, to Cleveland, Mississippi, where they lived. One of her discoveries was that just down the road was the much-maligned Mississippi prison farm, popularly known as Parchman.
Church members who are loved and appreciated while present frequently are forgotten when they move to another community. Replacements are found to take over their respon
I was returning from a two-week field train
The two PCA couples were living in the port city of Alexandria. They lived among Egyptians and not in an expatriate compound. The daily exposure to normal living situations helped them acquire the language. They made some friends in the neighborhood. They wanted to share their faith, but they knew what they could and could not do under Egyptian law.