Michael Coughlin

Michael Coughlin lives near Columbus, OH, and leads local outreaches to glorify our Lord and reach the lost with the gospel. Michael’s joys are spending time with his dear wife and children, programming computers, and studying and discussing God’s Word. He is a member of Covenant Bible Church.
John Calvin (book review)

John Calvin (book review)

From the Back Cover In this attractive volume, Simonetta Carr introduces young readers to the life, thought, and work of one of the most famous Reformers of the Christian church. She tells about the life of John Calvin from his birth to his death, placing him within...

John Newton (book review)

John Newton (book review)

Never in my life have I read a testimony that brought to mind my own life as the biography of John Newton. From the near-death experiences displaying the providence of God to the conversion of a hateful sinner into a preacher of God's love, I was moved on nearly every...

Jonathan Edwards (book review)

Jonathan Edwards (book review)

From the Back Cover Jonathan Edwards lived at a time when many people were seriously questioning long-accepted ideas about the world, life, and God, and his answers to these questions have left a mark on the way we think today. While he is often remembered as the...

Julia Gonzaga (book review)

Julia Gonzaga (book review)

Carr, Simonetta. Julia Gonzaga (Christian Biographies for Young Readers). Hardcover. Reformation Heritage Books, 2018. 64pp. $8. Purchase at RHB website. Biographical Sketch of Author and Illustrator Simonetta Carr - Author (from Amazon) Award-winning author Simonetta...

Unintended Consequences (audio)

Unintended Consequences (audio)

This is the audio edition of "Unintended Consequences," the written edition of which we originally published in September of 2018. You can go back and read it if you wish or just enjoy the audio edition. If you haven't subscribed to the audio edition already, you're...

You Ask Me How I Know He Lives?

You Ask Me How I Know He Lives?

A Presbyterian minister named Alfred H. Ackley wrote hundreds of hymns. One of the most well-known of these is "He Lives." I found this article that gives some history and even an explanation of the song if you are interested. But my goal in this post is simply to...

On Vacay? Out of Town? Go to Church!

On Vacay? Out of Town? Go to Church!

Why Do We Miss Church? Whether they hold to the doctrine of the Christian Sabbath or not, Christians should universally believe in the significance and importance of attending church. Yet folks skip miss church for all sorts of reasons—and most of them are bad...

Witnessing to Mormons

Witnessing to Mormons

What is your experience witnessing to Mormons? A couple of Mormon missionaries stopped by my house when I was particularly busy early this week. I invited them back and they showed up right at the time we agreed upon. I spoke to them on my porch and thought the...

A Curious Case of Providence

A Curious Case of Providence

A couple of weeks ago, our team was ministering at Planned Parenthood. We had a group of five people, which is a nice team size, but two of the men were first-timers; that is, they had never been to an abortion clinic before for ministry. Nothing remarkable happened...

One Way God Judges (audio repost)

One Way God Judges (audio repost)

As part of our newly-debuted audio edition, we're re-publishing some of our older posts in audio format. If you haven't subscribed, please consider doing so! In today's post, One Way God Judges, Michael encourages us not to hold back from sharing God's law and gospel...

Then Nathan Went To His House

Then Nathan Went To His House

In 2 Samuel 12:15, we find the phrase "Then Nathan went to his house." It appears to be an inconsequential detail of a greater narrative. Yet every Word of God's revelation is profitable, and we should meditate upon why God chooses to include certain details in His...

Assurance of Salvation, or the Lack Thereof

Assurance of Salvation, or the Lack Thereof

The Problem I saw a heartbreaking post in a Facebook group. It went like this: Do any of you worry that Jesus will say depart from me for I never knew you? And I worry that I would be one of those wolves in sheep clothing, deceiving the Body of Christ? I don’t...