From The Editor

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) That question has become an unintended but providential theme of this issue. As I reviewed the first submissions which came across my desk, I couldn’t help but note a consistent burden. In her report, Mrs. Huffman alludes to it in the question children ask: “But what can I do?” Mrs. Mooney includes herself when she asks similarly, “How can we so live?” And Rev. Hamilton poses the comparable question of the unbeliever: “What must I do to be saved?”

Different people at different stages in life, but they are all asking, “What will the Lord have me to do?” This is an important question we all should be asking in the face of daily challenges and opportunities in obedience to the Lord. I am asking this question as I take on the role of Current editor. I am very thankful to be able to continue the sterling work of Rev. Ian Goligher who steered the magazine to reflect the values of the Free Presbyterian Church, which was founded to make Christ known to sinners and to serve Him as the only King and Head of the Church. Rev. Goligher commissioned and edited articles that sought the continuance of these aims. It is my desire to do likewise as the Lord helps.

This edition has a new look and some new columns. The layout and content of magazines are always changing, but the aim must never change. In its every endeavor, this denomination seeks the pre-eminence of Christ. Current must always strive for this.

I am very grateful for your prayers as we move forward. I’m curious who reads Current. I’m curious to know how it is used in our churches. I desire that the magazine be of interest to everyone in our denomination. I also desire that it shows people the best of our denomination. We ought to be able to give this magazine to others outside our own churches as we seek to proclaim Christ to all. I also ask that you join me in praying that Current will be used of God in the saving of precious souls. Whether people read the print edition or the online version, we know that the Lord is able to use His Word to bring people to faith in His Son. A magazine steeped in biblical content will know the blessing of the Lord.

“To obey God is not so much our duty as our privilege.”
Thomas Watson

On behalf of the Publications Committee of our North American denomination, we want to express our sincere gratitude to Rev. Ian Goligher for his years of service as editor of Current magazine. The winter issue of Current 2020 was Rev. Goligher’s last issue before passing the baton to Dr. Stephen Pollock at the beginning of the new year. For the past 5 1⁄2 years and 22 issues, Rev. Goligher has labored painstakingly to produce an excellent magazine, full of articles to help us all, young and old, in our growth of grace. His consistently wise choice of themes and topics, as well as reports and photographs of FPCNA events, made each issue well worth reading and a credit to his oversight. Those who worked under Mr. Goligher to produce Current testify that his Christ-like manner and God-honoring focus will leave a lasting impression. Only eternity will reveal the full extent of Rev. Goligher’s influence in this labor of love for the extension of God’s kingdom. May the Father, who has seen the countless hours of service, in addition to his own church ministry, reward Rev. Goligher openly and richly.

Rev. Larry Saunders
Chairman of the FPCNA Publications Committee

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By Stephen Pollock

Dr. Stephen Pollock is minister of Malvern FPC, Malvern, PA. He is also the present Editor of Current.