As a follow-up to the August, 2020 Number 40 Newsletter here are prayer points for the fall:
1. Please pray for the online courses and in class courses being taught this fall by our Director that these will go well and will prove a blessing – especially for students learning online for the first time due to the pandemic.
2. We rejoice and thank the Lord for 34 writers now signed on for the Africa Textbook Project. We are still seeking two more writers. Please pray that they may soon be found. Please also pray for the editing work which is on-going.
3. Pray for the Haddington House ministry seminars planned for this November which will focus upon local leadership.
4. Pray for the editorial work this fall on the 2021 Journal and pray for all the writers now completing their work.
This huge project on the history of evangelical Presbyterian missions and churches on the continent of Africa has commenced. Dr. & Mrs. Whytock have been working at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa in the various libraries there. They have been delighted to find primary documents and many rare manuscripts that they hope will contribute to the interest and value of the textbook.
Also, many others (from across Africa as well as on other continents) have shown an interest in researching and writing. We are thankful for the network of interest and cooperation that is developing. Please pray for this network to continue to grow and pray for each contributor as he or she pieces together part of the great tapestry of this story.
This article by Dr. Jack Whytock explores the reformation of space for public Christian worship past and present. The article has three parts: 1st, a general survey of worship space at the eve of the Reformation; 2nd, the response of the Magisterial Reformers; and 3rd, the ongoing use of space for public worship, chiefly in the evangelical/reformed tradition.