Two new ministries at Trinity…

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I’m praising God for the new efforts of my dear brothers and sisters at Trinity. I’ve only hinted about these new ministries up to this point, so here’s a bit more information…

Trinity Schoolhouse

Beginning this summer, Trinity Schoolhouse will offer two courses primarily to homeschool families (or anyone else, for that matter) who wish to supplement the education of their children in areas where they may lack time or sufficient understanding. In June we’ll be offering two week-long courses in the area of music. The first, for children in grades 2 through 6, will be a class in music appreciation. The second, for young men and women in grades 7 through 12, will be a class in church music history. All of our efforts at the Trinity Schoolhouse will be focused on God’s Word and the discipleship of our children.

If these initial courses go well, we hope to offer another round of courses in the late summer—something home economics oriented for the young women; something shop economics oriented for the young men.

If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested in these classes, please contact me.

Follow us: @TSchoolhouse

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R.C. Sproul Jr.’s post from yesterday had me thinking… With the blood of abortion applauded in these Unites States, the church must do more in her opposition to this bloodshed than writing blog posts and sharing links on Facebook. I’m ashamed that that is about the sum total of the work I’ve done opposing abortion. I am also ashamed to say that in many circles it is becoming orthodox not to protest at abortion clinics. After doing a little research I can safely say that the PCA churches in Greenville (where two local doctors are making money killing babies at their abortuary) are doing nothing to protest abortion. With Bob Jones University in the same city one would expect that a few fundamentalist churches might be engaged in this work. A well-connected brother at BJU told me he was not aware of any churches in his circle who protested. I would also safely assume that all of these churches send their money to local pro-life pregnancy centers. That is good so far as it goes, but it is also faithless. It is the same lack of faith demonstrated by all those missionary-minded churches whose members never do any evangelism, only throwing their money at missionaries. I know this temptation…I’ve spent more time writing checks than speaking to some of my neighbors.

We hope to challenge our faith by standing outside the abortuary in Greenville, taking the brief time we have with the mothers who are moments away from ending the life of their child to tell them we will do everything we can to adopt their baby. The other reason to be there is to protest, to be a visible witness against this genocide. The third reason to be there is to pray for the closing of this particular abortuary and for the repentance of our nation. There is a lot that goes into such an effort (money, time, prayer, wisdom—both legal and spiritual) but above all we will need faith. This effort will take the energy of the whole body here at Trinity, but I hope God will use this work to rescue children (even one child!) from being sacrificed on the altar of the god of convenience and choice. May God bless us in this effort to be fathers to the neediest among us…

“Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the orphan who had no helper. The blessing of the one ready to perish came upon me, and I made the widow’s heart sing for joy. I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; my justice was like a robe and a turban. I was eyes to the blind and feet to the lame. I was a father to the needy, and I investigated the case which I did not know. I broke the jaws of the wicked and snatched the prey from his teeth” (Job 29:12-17).