Posts with the category “articles”

Christmas at the Kirk
by Pete Whitney on November 29th, 2023
Everyone has their own traditions for Christmas, even churches. Some churches have the advent wreath and the lighting of the candles, others have the big Christmas trees in the sanctuary, and still others do nothing at all. And they all have their reasons why. But what does the Kirk do for Christmas and why?...  Read More
What does it mean for a church to be Presbyterian?
by Philip Ryan on November 15th, 2023
Helpful Resources for learning more about the Presbyterian Church and its government: BooksHow Jesus Runs the Church by Guy Prentiss Waters. This is a great, accessible book into how a  Presbyterian church is organized and led. Waters provides helpful explanations for many terms that are unfamiliar to most readers. He also interacts with many less accessible works from earlier theologians and mini...  Read More
Where Are We Going? Delight
by Pete Whitney on August 11th, 2023
Religion is far more than a list of duties. It is about seeking our delight in the Lord. Let's look into Book of Delight (the Psalms) and learn some lessons from those who have dabbled with delight aright...  Read More
Celebrate His Death?
by Pete Whitney on December 6th, 2022
But what I would like to consider about is the irony of this Passover, and particularly for Jesus. Jesus knew this Passover Celebration wouldn’t just be special, or even memorable; it was going to be a killer, literally, for Him  Read More
Right Recipe for Psalmody
by Pete Whitney on February 4th, 2022
Really, I’m just not the baking type. I know many people bake because they just love it. But, I’m more the person for whom people bake, because I love eating! That’s at least the way it works out in my family. My wife loves to bake and finds great joy in doing so. I love to eat what she bakes...   Read More
Cultivate Humility in our Kids
by Pete Whitney on August 22nd, 2018
Lunchtime at the Whitney household is probably the best time of the day for the kids. Not only for the fact that we have food (most all Whitneys love food), but Mom is reading the lunch-time devotional. Now, Dad is not that bad of a reader himself  Read More
Equal Doesn't Mean Identical
by Pete Whitney on May 9th, 2015
Don't discriminate against me, but I love math, even though I have forgotten much of it. I love the principles and theory of it, and how it just works (even though the back of the book saved the day more times than I'd like to admit!). And I still love math,  Read More
God is thinking of you!
by Neil Stewart on December 16th, 2014
Psalm 139 is God’s way of telling the Christian, “I’ve been thinking about you!” That’s a funny phrase, isn’t i? We use it all the time in our conversation with others. It conveys warmth, concern, well-wishes, and often it stands as a euphemism for prayer.  Read More
Gentleness of God
by Neil Stewart on November 25th, 2014
Though God is always active everywhere and in everything, most of His best work is done quietly and gently, behind the scenes. He works with a quiet persistence lifting us up from guilt through grace to glory  Read More
Walking with God: A Blessed Habit
by Pete Whitney on July 15th, 2014
I just got back and I feel invigorated. The past several weeks, I have taken up a morning walk. Getting out of bed, dawning my sport attire, and sneaking out of the house before anyone else awakes. It takes me just under an hour  Read More