I Will Never Leave Thee

As we look back and watch 2020 in the rearview mirror of our lives, most will testify that 2020 was a year that will be associated with some form of loss. In this issue, Rev. Kimbro observes: “The year 2020 has been an unusual year to say the least. The…

Common Dating Questions

Mark Twain’s humorous testimony is not unique: “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty- one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven…

Resting In Peace

Malvern Free Presbyterian Church hosted the memorial service for Colonel Frederick “Rick” Walker on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Colonel Walker served with great distinction for 25 years in the United States Air Force, earning multiple awards. In 1980, Rick was selected as the first commander of J6 Communications for the…

Daring to Date Differently

It has been called different names in different ages. It has certainly been conducted in different ways in different cultures and centuries. Somehow, a man and a woman come to the point of marriage. Do they get there through parental arrangement or by personal choice? Today they might even meet…

Unity in Difference

It was inevitable that this issue of Current would be dominated by Covid-19. Such has been the impact that most of us have had to view life through a virus-tainted lens. I have no delusions of grandeur regarding the import of this publication, but if the Lord tarries and there is…

Valuing the Gathering of the Church

“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25 Let’s be honest. In the past…

Companionship in Marriage

Brownlow North was a well-known evangelist in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. He served in Scotland, but also played a notable role in the Ulster revival of 1859. One fact about Mr. North that is less well known is that, as an unconverted twenty- something, during one winter he…

Knowing What To Do

This edition of Current marks a change in the Editor. Rev. Ian Goligher has stepped down and Dr. Stephen Pollock is stepping into the role. When Jesus confronted Saul on the road to Damascus, He drew a question from Saul’s heart— “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6)…

“Coronavirus Has Changed Everything!”

No area of society has been untouched. On the original draft of this page was an article by Rev. Derrick Bowman encouraging people to prayerfully support a mission team heading to Liberia in the summer. In God’s providence, that mission team will not be going. We pray that God will…

In Want of a Wife

At sixteen, I was told to learn the opening words of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune; must be in want of a wife.” Forget the good fortune bit, it is usually the case that young…

It’s Time for Marriage

Next issue I want to start a series of articles for young people on the subject of marriage. A bad and unhappy marriage brings much misery and the prudent see the evil ahead and hide themselves (Proverbs 27:12). It is important to think through the issues and try to prepare…