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Next to the Bible, Pilgrim’s Progress has been one of the most published books in the English Language. One of the most poignant scenes is when Christian (the main character of the book) stands with his friend Hopeful as their journey through the wilderness of this world is about to end and they see in the distance the Celestial City. One barrier remains: a great river. The river is very…

Jan just moved to Philadelphia this summer. As an emergency room intern she has a new job in an unfamiliar hospital, a new apartment, and a new roommate. All of this “uprooted-ness” happened in a mere three weeks, and Jan is feeling a bit unmoored. What she thought was going to be her exciting adventure in the city has become a confusing whirlwind.

During medical school, Jan was…

Hundreds of students at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) live with the life and influence of an Anglican minister every day, and few of them realize it. First erected in 1919, a statue of Rev. George Whitefield stands in the Quadrangle (the Quad) just in front of the Morris and Bodine sections of the present Ware College House. Whitefield, once a internationally famous Oxford educated minister, regularly preached in a…

“Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing!” Psalm 100:2

Music has a vital role in the life of Tenth Presbyterian Church. We use vocal and instrumental music to worship God together, to grow in the Christian faith, and to give witness of that faith to the world. The Bible clearly portrays God’s people as a singing people. Theologians such as Augustine and…

Aug 30

In Perfect Faithfulness

A review of 2018 Maranatha Missions Trips

“Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” —Isaiah 25:1 

Please be encouraged and join Maranatha in praising God for loving and teaching us this summer as we served on various missions teams. Thank you, Tenth, for your love, prayer and support for all of us! Here are…

Aug 22

The Fullness of Christ

A Report of the 2018 Philadelphia Summer Medical Institute

After participating seven years in the Philadelphia Summer Medical Institute (SMI), an evangelistic community health project, one consistent observation I’ve made is that God uses this ministry to not only bring health education and the gospel message to residents of North Philadelphia, but also to provide the Christian health care student participants with unique spiritual lessons relevant to each individual.

SMI took place June 23–July 14 and is…

Today is Independence Day.  Independence Day is the day that Americans celebrate their declared independence from the alleged tyrannical rule of King George III of England.  Not a bad thing to celebrate. 

Yet, for the Christian every day is first of all Dependence Day.  “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” (Psalm 127:1) …

And when they (Paul and Barnabas) had appointed elders for them in every church with prayer and fasting they committed them to the
Lord in whom they believed—Acts 14:23.

Therefore brothers pick out from among you seven men of good repute full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this
duty [deaconing]—Acts 6:3.

Our Biblical Approach

Just two weeks ago, my husband and I had the delightful opportunity to spend two days hiking in the Rocky Mountains. Trudging uphill, our sea-level lungs reminded us that we weren’t at home. Our eyes focused on the path before us to avoid stumbles over stones and roots or slips in the still present snow. Our muscles burned with the unaccustomed exertion. And then we reached the summit, or the…

Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required—Luke 12:48.

We are indeed a blessed congregation. For generations we have enjoyed the faithful exposition of God’s word from our pulpit. In our pews are modern translations of the Bible, and on-line we have unlimited access to free high-quality Christian resources. Unlike some of our brothers around the world, we do not fear for…