Let’s Not Pray for What We Deserve

Let’s Not Pray for What We Deserve

Jan 28, 2016

Originally written for the Illinois Family Institute, an organization worthy of your prayers and support.   by Rev. James M. McDonald There is no doubt about it, many of us are hoping that 2016 will bring real change. Remembering back to the mantras of 2008, there were those who were anticipating “hope and change.” However, what we have seen over the course...

Affirmations on Marriage and Sexuality

Affirmations on Marriage and Sexuality

Jul 3, 2015

We, the Session of Providence Church, have undertaken a study on the topic of the marriage and sexuality, considering the resulting implications of this institution on our church and our families. A summary of this is presented below in a series of affirmations, followed by a series of resolutions. It is our prayer these affirmations will help us work through...

Standing for the Right to Live

Standing for the Right to Live

Jan 22, 2014

Psalm 139:13-16: For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet...

When Heroes Fall

When Heroes Fall

Nov 1, 2013

This has been a hard week for many in the Reformed and conservative Christian community. A man who was viewed in much of the homeschooling world as a pillar of honor, and who championed positions that many of us hold dear, has confessed to a grievous sin. Not only has this undoubtedly crushed his dear wife and children, but countless families across the globe...

Seven Billion People: A Curse or a Blessing?

Seven Billion People: A Curse or a Blessing?

Oct 31, 2011

Just after midnight on October 31, 2011, Danica May Camacho was born in the Philippines. This young one was given the title of the earth’s 7,000,000,000th inhabitant. For the first time ever, the population of the earth is now estimated at seven billion people. For some, the news of this milestone is not a reason for celebration; instead, they see it as a...

Affirmations on the Nations of Men

Affirmations on the Nations of Men

Aug 22, 2010

We, the Session of Providence Church, have undertaken a study on the topic of the nations of men and the resulting implications of these nations on our church and our families. This study is presented below in a series of affirmations. It is our prayer that these affirmations will help us work through this topic in a spirit of unity and peace. We affirm that...

Pondering Hiroshima

Pondering Hiroshima

Aug 9, 2010

This past week marked the 65th anniversary of the devastation of Hiroshima by the United States through the fury of the first atomic bomb. This is an anniversary that brings out much emotion on the topic of just war. We quickly make judgments on the decision of President Truman to unleash the horror of atomic weaponry on Japan. Some castigate the decision as...