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Happy 107th Birthday
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Happy 107th Birthday

Mrs. Eva Maloney, member of Oak Ridge ARP Church in Heath Springs, SC, celebrates her 107th birthday today.  She was born to John William and Minnie Cox Brock near Honea Path, SC. While a freshman at Erskine College, she met James LeRoy Maloney, who taught at a nearby school. They later married and he graduated […]

Protector of the Imprint
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Protector of the Imprint

  Love is the Father’s imprint Which cancels all my fear; Love remakes me like Jesus, And love draws me near. Character is Jesus’ imprint Upon any the Father calls; His mark is everlasting And that one never falls. The Spirit imprints holiness  In a life born anew; He comes with great power To sanctify […]

New Minister/Staff Orientation
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New Minister/Staff Orientation

New Minister/Staff Fall Orientation was held Sept. 22, 23 in Greenville, SC. Staff from each agency of General Synod gave a presentation, explaining their ministry’s mission and goals. Front Row: Rebecca Duran, John Ryoo, Jong Chul Kim, Ji Kim, Myoung Hwa Lee. Second Row: Jacob Hae Graph Lee, Seong Yoon, Ben Glaser, Seonyoung Yoon. Third Row: Sandi Kooistra, Paul Kooistra, Jeff Morrison, Elisabeth Lanious, Back Row: Missy […]

Empowered By The Holy Spirit
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Empowered By The Holy Spirit

It was the 1940s, writes Ron MacDonald in the current issue of Friends Journal. “My white father who lived in Arkansas was visiting Michigan for a Methodist conference when he found his assigned roommate was a black man. Outraged, he thought about requesting a different room, asking himself how he could accept and room with a […]

The Over-Committed Christian
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The Over-Committed Christian

In September of 2013, a national study on stress was released which identified and ranked the “top 10 most stressed cities in America”. The study involved 250,000 respondents and focused on various indicators of stress. Charlotte, NC, came in at #10. To my surprise, Greenville, SC, came in at #1. At first I dismissed the […]

In the Image of The Father
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In the Image of The Father

Crack! The familiar sound of a wooden bat – It’s a home run! And from one proud Dad in the stands, “That’s my boy!” As the last note fades and the applause builds to a crescendo, the singer takes her modest bow and one proud Dad on the front row says, “That’s my girl!” With […]

Make My Joy Complete
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Make My Joy Complete

If there is one thing people believe in, it is the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, it will always be that; a pursuit. They will never get there. Solomon told us that he had learned that centuries ago when he wrote Ecclesiastes. If they would pursue joy they could have greater success. Joy is something we […]

Church Government in a Confessional Church
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Church Government in a Confessional Church

Living as People of God  I teach church polity to seminary students, largely because it is a required course and someone has to teach it. I have no illusions about how (un)enthused most of them are when they sign up for the course. Almost all of them view it as the ‘I need this only […]

Do We Really Accept the Doctrines of the ARP Church?
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Do We Really Accept the Doctrines of the ARP Church?

In 1875 the Presbyterian Church in Canada was formed. Up until that time the various Presbyteri- an groups in Scotland had replicated themselves here in Canada with a va- riety of mission works which, largely through Scottish immigration, had become quite numerous. For some time before 1875 there had been discussion about the possi- bility […]

Words Matter
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Words Matter

As I write this column, the world has just received word that Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, have been blessed with a little boy. The new prince is now third in the line of succession to the throne upon which his great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, sits. For most of you reading […]

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