Wednesday, April 12, 2017

12 April 2017

“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.” [Ezekiel 33:6]

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” [Ephesians 6:12]

Presbyterians Week Headlines


New Christian Observer articles for April 2017 include:

-- The Source of Goodness – by Christian Observer Contributing Editor David Brand – Hint: It is not of ourselves;

-- Education from and to the Revision of History – Revised historical narrative being taught in place of historical facts;

Plus, links to ReVision devotionals on the Fellowship of Ailbe website by Christian Observer Contributing Editor T.M. Moore.

Monday, March 20, 2017

WASHINGTON DC – U.S. President Donald J. Trump has appointed the Rev. Jamie Johnson as Director of the Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The DHS Center is one of thirteen centers in the federal government affiliated with the White House Office of Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships. Its staff of five work to prepare faith-based institutions and community organizations to effectively respond to emergencies and natural disasters, as well as to help combat human trafficking and the exploitation of the poor and vulnerable.

As the Center director, Rev. Johnson will regularly deploy to disaster areas throughout the nation to assist the White House and FEMA with faith-based outreach and engagement. He will also represent DHS and FEMA by speaking regularly to conferences, churches, schools, and civic groups across America. Rev. Johnson's professional background includes pastoral ministry, broadcasting, teaching, consulting, and organizational leadership. Before accepting his presidential appointment, he worked for many years in international humanitarian work, helping charities provide food, water, clothing, and medical care to those suffering from natural disaster, famine, and poverty.

Rev. Johnson holds a B.A. in theology from Bethany Global University and an M.A. in public policy from Regent University School of Government. He and his wife Janis have been married for thirty years and have six children.

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The Christian Institute’s special video series on The English Reformation and the Puritans, in collaboration with Ligonier Ministries, is now in its third week.

The current week’s episode is on Edward VI and Mary I. With the nine-year-old Edward on the throne, England is poised for an intentional Reformation.

In his twelve-part series, Dr. Reeves surveys Puritan theology and the work of the Holy Spirit when the Reformation flourished in England.

Major milestones of this movement underscore the Puritans' special place in history, as they displayed spiritual wisdom and discernment, still benefiting pulpits and believers today.

Access to the video series is available here:

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