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I'm thankful for really, really good kids' music

Posted by Stephen Witmer on February 24th, 2021


Our family was recently in our van together for a couple hours and, in addition to reading a book out loud (one of my favorite things to do with our kids) we listened again to a remarkably good CD that we’ve already listened to many times before: ‘TheOlogy: Ancient Truths Ever New.’ Produced by Sovereign Grace Music, it features upbeat music performed in a variety of styles, all with meaningful, theologically-rich, biblically-faithful lyrics. Our kids love it. I’m grateful for godly musicians who use their best talents to produce music that attracts kids (and adults), together with lyrics that send God’s good truth deep into their hearts.

Speaking about Jesus to those we love

Posted by Stephen Witmer on January 31st, 2021

Have you reached a seeming stalemate with a non-Christian friend or family member whom you dearly love? Maybe you’ve shared the gospel with them (perhaps numerous times). They know what you believe but they don’t believe it, and you’re not sure where to go next. You feel stuck. I’ve written an article for Desiring God in order to help and encourage you. Check out the article here. I pray it will help you to persevere in the important work of evangelism. 

The motivation for missions – Jesus is glorious

Posted by Stephen Witmer on December 21st, 2020

Here’s the stirring testimony of one of PCF’s global partners — a man I deeply respect and admire. 17 years of ministry among Muslims. Seemingly little fruit. Why do he and his family stay and persevere? Watch this two-minute video and hear why.



Deeply personal reflections on the sovereignty of God

Posted by Stephen Witmer on December 4th, 2020

We talk quite often at PCF about the sovereignty of God – God’s total ability to do what he will, his wise and meticulous control over all things. ‘Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases’ (Psalm 115.3). ‘Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps’ (Psalm 135.6). ‘I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, “My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose”’ (Isaiah 46.9-10). Not only do we talk about God’s sovereignty, we celebrate it. It’s good news – the best possible news. We believe, in the words of the Heidelberg Catechism that all things come to us not by chance but by God’s fatherly hand. We can rest in that.

But it can also be hard - very hard - when God’s sovereign plan involves suffering for us. The son of author and speaker Tim Challies (www.challies.com) recently died, and Tim Challies, who affirms the sovereignty of God in all things, has written a deeply personal, deeply honest, deeply theological reflection on how he’s feeling toward God these days. Read it here. It’s a powerful insight into what it means to really believe in the sovereignty of God.