9MARKS — MARK DEVER
Equipping church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for building healthy churches
BACK TO THE BIBLE – DAVID PLATT
Extensive radio and internet ministry that reaches worldwide.
BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP RESOURCES —
Focuses on restoring the biblical practice of plurality of elder governance in the local church. Check out the 4 part series by Alexander Strauch on “First Among Equals.” He speaks to the balance between recognizing both the Diversity and the Equality of the elders. There is no question that certain men will excel in both leadership and teaching gifts — but while they are to be accorded “double honor” they are not to be distinguished by some special title or hierarchical distinction.
BREAKPOINT – Founded by CHARLES COLSON – Also: PRISON FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES
Excellent articles promoting a Christian worldview and interacting with the cultural issues of our day.
CAA – CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (located in Catonsville, MD)
Our family spent countless hours bonding with other Christians in the community as we participated in a variety of youth sports programs. I was a Board member for many years.
CRU – CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST INTERNATIONAL
CROSSWORLD (FORMERLY UNEVANGELIZED FIELDS MISSION)
Having grown up right down the street from their mission headquarters in Bala Cynwyd, PA (which they just announced they will be leaving) they hold a special place in my heart. In addition, a number of their missionaries share the same college discipling background from the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship.
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
Rick participated in one of their summer sports camps.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY – DR. JAMES DOBSON
Focus on the Family began in 1977 in response to Dr. James Dobson’s increasing concern for the American family. The extensive radio ministry has expanded into a wide range of related areas.
FREEDOM CHURCH – WINDSOR MILL — Karen and I joined with a small group from Freedom Church on the East side of Baltimore to plant a new church in September 2018 in the existing facility of the former Temple Baptist over by Dogwood and Rolling Road on the West side of the city. The Lord has blessed abundantly and we are enjoying our worship, fellowship and ministries with that group of believers. [I invite you to check out our church on Sunday mornings.]
GRACE TO YOU – DR. JOHN MACARTHUR
I believe that he has been blessed with the discernment to read the pulse of the changing landscape of contemporary evangelical theology and pinpoint the most crucial battles that need to be fought. Each book he writes seems to hit the spot in terms of clarifying some significant doctrine that is under attack.
INSIGHT FOR LIVING – DR. CHARLES SWINDOLL
INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
JOHN BUNYAN ONLINE — Chapel Library — search for books by John Bunyan
I had the privilege of doing my senior thesis work at Princeton University on some of the writings of John Bunyan.
KEEP BELIEVING MINISTRIES — Ray Pritchard — They serve local churches and the body of Christ worldwide by providing free biblical resources to equip pastors, train the next generation, win the lost, and encourage Christians to keep believing in Jesus.
LIGONIER MINISTRIES — the teaching fellowship founded by R. C. Sproul
MT AIRY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — My brother-in-law Dave Durant has served as founding pastor for many years in this PCA congregation that is located between Baltimore and Frederick MD.
PCA – PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN AMERICA
I grew up in the Bala Cynwyd Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (associated with Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia) – very similar to today’s PCA churches.
PRINCETON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – (FOUNDED BY DR. DONALD FULLERTON) – formerly called Princeton Evangelical Fellowship
Unique campus fellowship group where Karen and I met and were discipled under the ministry of Wayne and Carol Wever.
SERMON NOTEBOOK — Alan Carr — provides biblical resources. He is Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Lenoir, NC.
STONE HILL CHURCH (Princeton, NJ) Formerly Westerly Roadl Church – SENIOR PASTOR MATT RISTUCCIA (best man at our wedding)
Pastor Morgan was our pastor there when we were in college.
YOUNG LIFE — Julie (our youngest daughter) and her husband Adam are spending some significant time working with some of the Young Life leaders in Baltimore and Howard counties.