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…

“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…

The Value of the Prayer Meeting

I have been going to Wednesday night prayer meeting my whole life. I’m thankful to my parents for instilling in me a lifelong pattern of church attendance. Now that I’m a pastor, it’s my job to go to church, but even if I were not a pastor, I’d still go…

Meeting to Pray

To say that Christians should meet together to pray seems to state the obvious. The more crucial issue is, “Why are meetings for prayer either non-existent, poorly attended, or considered optional in many churches? We need answers if we are going to experience healthy, meaningful seasons of corporate prayer in…

Depression: Its Causes and Cures

Depression hurts. Abraham Lincoln, in a bout of depression said: “I am the most miserable man living…Whether I shall ever be better, I cannot tell.” C. H. Spurgeon expressed his own trials: “I could weep by the hour like a child, and yet I knew not what I wept for…The…

Got Guilt?

Guilt is a universal problem. One of my fellow ministers had an experience while doing outreach work on a secular college campus that illustrates this reality. One weekend when his team was having trouble getting students to talk to them, the leader of the ministry suddenly stood up on a…