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…

A Youth Camp Reminder

I understand that not all who read this article attended the Youth Camp in July. If you’re reading these truths for the first time, that’s good. May the Lord bless them to your heart. Repetition is the way for God’s people to learn His truth. I pray that this will be…

Anti-Social Media

I understand it’s not a very positive title. I also understand that social media can be used for good purposes. Many Free Presbyterian ministers and churches are very active in their social media presence. Just because people abuse the internet and social media doesn’t make it inherently evil. The popular…

Qualifications of a Sunday School Teacher

In this short series of articles, we have dealt with the aims of Sunday school teaching, the principles governing the content, and the importance of catechization. But who should take on the task of teaching? What qualities should we look for in identifying those who could be appointed? What attributes…

Do I Have to Learn the Catechism?

I grew up as a Baptist in a town full of Presbyterians. In elementary school I wasn’t aware of the various differences regarding the sacraments or church government. But I was aware of one thing. My Presbyterian friends would talk about how they had to learn something called a catechism!…