• A Friend to Africa’s Orphans: An Interview with Rosemary Jensen Article by Rosemary Jensen

    FROM TABLETALK | March 2013

    Tabletalk: How did you become a Christian, and what ministries have you been involved with over the years? Rosemary Jensen: It seems as if I literally grew up in church. My parents were Southern Presbyterians in Jacksonville, Florida, during the time when that branch of the church was very conservative. By God’s grace, I heard the gospel preached faithfully every Sunday morning and every Sunday evening. I put my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ early in life, and at age seventeen, after hearing a missionary speak, I committed my life to “foreign missions” in Africa. My pastor helped … View Resource

  • Not Return Void (Africa Journal #4) Article by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    Logistics intimidate me. Had I been present at the sermon that preceded the feeding of the five thousand I wouldn’t have heard a word. My mind would have been rather occupied with that one burning question — How are we ever going to feed all these people? There I would have been failing to hear the words of life from the Bread of Life all because I was worried about where bread would come from. Because this is such a great weakness of mine, it is, in turn, cause for great appreciation for those gifted in the area of logistics … View Resource

  • Contextualize This (Africa Journal #3) Article by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    I scanned my notes rather quickly, looking for problems. I would soon be preaching amidst a gathering throng of Kenyans. Was there an allusion somewhere in here to America culture? Were there idioms that would make no sense to these saints? Was there a hint of technical jargon connected to theological controversies that had not yet crossed the Atlantic? Truth be told, I was more nervous than I have been in a long time. Nairobi West Presbyterian Church is neither tiny (which tends to make me more nervous than large crowds) nor massive (which tends to make some others more … View Resource

  • The Holy Catholic Church (Africa Journal #2) Article by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    One of the great blessings of my calling is that I am called to travel far and wide from time to time. Over the course of little more than a year, I have traveled to teach in the United Kingdom, Japan, and now in Africa. I come home each time encouraged to see the Spirit of God at work in places that are far to me, but near to Him. While my joy increases, however, so does my concern. The more aware I become of how God is at work in distant lands, the more I become aware of the … View Resource

  • Thirteen Souls (Africa Journal #1) Article by R.C. Sproul Jr.

    One of my many weaknesses is that I don’t, at least in my heart, believe that missionaries have weaknesses. I see them as super-heroes. How wonderful they must be to leave the comforts of home and family to go and serve. My mind knows better, but the heart has its reasons. Missionaries, I know objectively, are not super-spiritual people who do not sin. They are instead super-spiritual people whose consciousness of their own sin fuels gospel gratitude which in turn leads to sacrificial love for others. As I type, I sit safely inside a DC 3, built in 1945, now … View Resource

  • The Church in Africa Article by Peter Hammond

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    An epic conflict is raging through-out Africa. It is the battle for the soul of a continent. Animism, communism, Islam, and Christianity are locked in a war of worldviews.  In some countries this conflict is visible and physical. Tens of thousands of Christians have been killed and hundreds of churches burned down by Muslim mobs in northern Nigeria. The Christians in southern Sudan and the Nuba Mountains endured decades of jihad by the National Islamic Front government of Sudan. Churches, schools, and hospitals were bombed by the Sudanese Air Force. Pastors were crucified. Children were kidnapped from Christian homes … View Resource

  • The Old Mission Field Article by Gene Edward Veith

    FROM TABLETALK | November 2008

    Missionaries from Europe and America took Christianity to the ends of the earth and evangelized Africa and Asia. Now, as Christianity declines in the West, churches from the old mission field are the ones defending historic Christianity and are evangelizing Europe and America. Now that the American Episcopal church is embracing homosexuality and rejecting historic Christianity, many conservative congregations from that body are breaking away  and affiliating instead with a North American mission from the Anglican churches of Nigeria and Rwanda. When the liberal state church of Sweden refused to ordain pastors who would not accept the ordination of women, the … View Resource