Walking Alongside People in the Church

On the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries podcast, I interviewed Dr. Cornelis Van Dam about his book The Deacon. You can listen here.

April 1, 2022

Interview with Me on the Reformed Deacon podcast

On the inaugural episode of the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries podcast, my friend David Nakhla interviewed me about my ministry as a deacon at Shiloh Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC. You can listen here.

November 1, 2021

"The Deaconship"

My edited and newly typeset version of John G. Lorimer’s work The Deaconship is now available in paperback on Amazon. Lorimer was a Church of Scotland minister who joined the Free Church of Scotland when it was formed in 1843. The book includes a forward from Dr. C. Nick Willborn of Covenant PCA in Oak Ridge, TN: ​This little book also sets forth practical good the office can accomplish when rightly distinguished from the office of elder and fully honored through the recognition of and ordination of biblically qualified men....

June 5, 2020

Memories of Congo

My great-grandfather Hershey Longenecker and his wife Minnie served as Southern Presbyterian missionaries to the Belgian Congo from 1917 to 1951. In retirement, he wrote a memoir of his life and ministry entitled Memories of Congo. Some time ago, my dad’s cousin digitized the book and gave me permission to host it at congo.ulsterworldly.com. I also created a Kindle edition available on Amazon.

November 3, 2019

Introducting readmachen.com

I recently launched a new website: readmachen.com. The site started as a digitization of the bibliography of Machen’s works published in Pressing Towards the Mark (sadly out of print) by James Dennison and Grace Mullen. This bibliography is 25 pages long and lists nearly 400 books, articles, sermons, and letters from J. Gresham Machen published over the last 100 years. The online version allows you to see the data in ways the print version doesn’t; for example, you can view publications by year or source....

September 3, 2019

Chicken Sandwiches, Machen, and More???

I was invited on the Presbycast podcast to discuss my new website readmachen.com. You can listen here.

August 30, 2019

Diaconal response to Hurricane Florence

I wrote an article for the OPC denominational magazine on the diaconal response to Hurricane Florence. You can read it here.

December 1, 2018

Qualifications for Deacons

The following are notes from a lesson I taught to our men’s leadership class at Shiloh Presbyterian Church in 2018. You can listen to the audio of the session here. Acts 6 Background of the Diaconate Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables....

November 27, 2018

Introduction to the Trinity Psalter Hymnal

As our church moved to the Trinity Psalter Hymnal, I gave a brief history of Reformed hymnals and an overview of the TPH. You can listen here. Some resources I used in preparation: A Quick First Glance at the Trinity Psalter Hymnal by Ligon Duncan Reflections On The 2018 Trinity Psalter Hymnal by Shane Lems Recovering Mother Kirk OPC General Assembly Minutes Between the Times Sing a New Song to the Lord: An Historical Survey of American Presbyterian Hymnals by James Rawlings Sydnor The New Presbyterian Hymnal by J....

July 29, 2018

Resources for Deacons

At the OPC Presbytery of the Southeast conference for deacons, I spoke on “Resources for Deacons.” You can watch the talk here or listen to the audio here.

April 7, 2018