The following links are given a resource for faith and life, nourishing mind and heart, and encouraging and equipping the saints. The views do not necessarily reflect the beliefs and views of Michael Milton, Faith for Living, Inc., and the D. James Kennedy Institute of Reformed Leadership.
Research Pages on Theology and Religious Studies
D. James Kennedy Institute of Reformed Leadership: Public Theology in the Service of the Church through Research • Writing • and Resources. Learn more about Reimagining Pastoral Education and Training.
James N. Anderson, Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina
Apologetic Resource Center – From Briarwood PCA
John Frame and Vern Poythress – A wealth of philosophical theology
Worldview Academy and the Great Books Reading List – A comprehensive suggested reading list for the Great Books.
Free Christian e-books – A generous list of links to free online books from Worldview.net
John Calvin – The Institutes of the Christian Religion on-line
Calvin Commentaries – Online from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library
C.S. Lewis 20th Century Christian Knight – Many, many good links (Inklings, reviews, photos, Narnia stuff
The Practical Wisdom of C.S. Lewis – Great Lewis links
The Hall of Church History – Standing on the shoulder of giants
The J.C. Ryle Book Shelf – Strong, practical, Biblical, theological, gracious, and Reformed Anglican whose ministry needs repeating today
The Letter of John Newton – Tremendous insights from the Anglican pastor and author of Amazing Grace
John Newton Resources – A wealth of links to the great 18th century Evangelical
Johnathan Edwards – Select works from Christian Classics Ethereal Library
John Knox Writings – Good links to his writings
John Owen Writings – Comprehensive links
Francis Schaeffer writings – A good starter for links
Tolkein Time-line – An introduction to the great Oxford Christian writer
Matthew Henry – The Christian Classics Ethereal Library intro
Reformation Documents – Outstanding links to the essentials
Charles Haddon Spurgeon – The most extensive collection of Spurgeon in the world
George Whitefield – Sermons of the Reverend George Whitefield
John Donne – The esteemed rector of St. Paul’s sermons are appreciated in an ever-increasing way by evangelicals as we discover the depth of his personal struggles to understand personal assurance, using his vocation as his platform
Classics Library – A comprehensive library of some of the greatest writings every! A true treasure online and free!
Bibles and Lectionary
Blogs and Articles
The Chaplaincy Ministry at Erskine Theological Seminary: https://seminary.erskine.edu/admissions/degrees/master-of-divinity-chaplain-ministries/
The Marsh Center: https://bhcarroll.edu/about/organizations-partners/marsh-center/
The chaplain endorsing agency of the OPC, PCA, KAP, URCNA, KAPC, KPCA, and the RPCNA is the Presbyterian and Reformed Joint Commission on Military Ministry: http://www.pca-mna.org/chaplainministries/
Information on Civilian Chaplaincy in the PCA: http://www.pca-mna.org/chaplainministries/civilian.php#mce_temp_url#
Army Chaplaincy Corps Page: http://www.army.mil/chaplaincy
USAR CC Wiki Page: https://wiki.kc.us.army.mil/wiki/Army_Chaplain_Candidate
USAR CC milBook Page: https://www.kc.army.mil/book/groups/us-army-chaplain-candidate-program
Learn about becoming an Army or Army Reserve Chaplain at: www.goarmy.com/chaplain
Learn about becoming an Air Force Chaplain: http://www.usafhc.af.mil/howtobecomeachaplain/index.asp
Learn about becoming a Navy Chaplain: http://www.navy.com/navy/careers/arts-education/religion/?campaign=search_Reprise/Google/Chaplain+Navy/navy+chaplain&sid=navy+chaplain
Confessions and Documents of the Christian Faith
Theological Education and Seminaries
Erskine Theological Seminary – North America’s oldest continuing evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian. Set in a beautiful academic village of Due West, South Carolina, with campus locations in Columbia, SC, and Greenville, SC, Erskine is the Seminary of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Yet, the School has a rich legacy of cooperation with other Reformed denominations and historic black fellowships, like the African Methodist Episcopal Church. As of 2017, Erskine Seminary is the only accredited Presbyterian and Reformed Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministries in North America.
Covenant Theological Seminary – The national seminary of the PCA in St. Louis, Missouri. The beautiful campus is set in one of the nation’s great cities.
Knox Theological Seminary – Set in the missions-rich field of South Florida and standing in the tradition of Old Princeton, the seminary, my alma mater, founded by D. James Kennedy, Dominic Aquila, and others in the South Florida Presbytery, is now training pastors and missionaries around the world.
New Geneva Theological Seminary – This seminary, in the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition, is a tremendous resource for ministry preparation in the Rocky Mountain region of the U.S. With close ties to Village Seven Presbyterian Church (PCA) and the Rocky Mountain Presbytery of the PCA, and with an abundance of missions agencies, military bases, and some of the most spectacular vistas in the world, New Geneva is poised to meet the needs of the Kingdom for the future in a wonderfully unique way.
Regent College – Vancouver, BC; is a solid place for tremendous cross-cultural missions training.
Reformed Theological Seminary – Independent seminary with a multi-campus system. Reformed and Presbyterian. I was Chancellor here.
Union School of Theology, Wales, UK – Graduate theological education on the beautiful grounds of Bryntirion House in Bridgend, delivering classical “Calvinistic Methodism” theology to prepare students for the pastorate and the mission field.
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry – Traditional Anglicanism, evangelistic, and Bible-believing with a heart for missions.
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for Ministry – In the tradition of the Evangelical Free Church, this seminary remains a solid evangelical and conservative resource for the Church.
Westminster Theological Seminary – Machen’s vision and a continuing legacy of solid, Biblical training for Gospel ministry in Philly. WTS remains a legend in theological education.
Westminster Theological Seminary-West – Outstanding combination of classical Reformed scholarship and vision for the pulpit all set in the beauty of Southern California and with a decidedly United Reformed Church accent!
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – Under the inspiring leadership of Dr. Albert Mohler, this school promotes a healthy Reformed teaching that prepares preachers, missionaries, teachers, and scholars for ministry in the SBC and beyond.
Books and Publishers
P&R Publishing – P&R Publishers is an exceptional resource for sound Reformed and evangelical, inspirational, and theological works; their influence continues to grow, and we are all thankful for that
Christian Focus – Fast becoming the leader in Christian biography, children’s books, and great new theological and Bible study books; their publication is older classic devotional and theological works is greatly appreciated
Wipf and Stock Publishers – Eclectic new works, classic reprints, and several different imprints to achieve their publishing vision
Crossway – The publishers of the ESV offer commentaries, biographical studies, theological books, and more
Banner of Truth – Leading the way in Puritan works and more
Fortress Book Service – Providing outstanding email updates and information on various works. Get on their mailing list.
Evangelical Press – EP Books is a small publisher but a, thankfully, expanding leader in the publication of trusted Reformed and evangelical books and commentaries
Audio and Video Ministries
Atlantic Coast Communications: A tremendous offering of sermons from Reformed and Evangelical preachers arranged by the ministry and then by books of the Bible
NRB TV: The television station of the National Religious Broadcasters reaches over 18 million potential viewers through Direct TV.
Faith for Living is the multi-media outreach ministry of Michael Milton, under a Board of Directors that includes Dr. George Grant and Reverend Jim Carter, that seeks to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures through every means available, so that there will be a multitude of souls safe in the arms of Jesus when He comes again.
Third Millennium Ministries: Dr. Richard Pratt and company have given the Church a tremendous source of pastoral resources and for theological education in Third World emerging churches.
Grace Gems – Dailly devotionals from the Puritans
The Back to God Hour – Daily devotionals from the Christian Reformed Church
Choral Evensong – Listen to the BBC broadcasts of these moving, Scriptural services of divine worship
More information and reviews of the music of Michael Milton are available at https://michaelmilton.org/music
Family and Children
Focus on the Family – The ministry that remains the gold standard
Veggie Tales – Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and gang
McGee and Me – Lots of fun stuff
Crayola Crayons – Bringing the coloring box into a whole new era!
Colleges and Universities and Resources
Erskine College: This historic college, set in a beautiful academic village of Due West, South Carolina, is a liberal arts college in the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition. Amidst the majestic oaks, the expansive greens, and shady benches, the neoclassical architecture buildings host a resurgence of learning in a Biblical worldview. This is the college of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, preserved as a treasure for the entire Christian Church.
Belhaven University: Out of Jackson, MS, and with campuses in Chattanooga and Orlando, this historic Presbyterian school is increasingly important in the education and preparation of the next generation of leaders, with a curriculum grounded in a Biblical and Reformed worldview
Covenant College: The denominational college of the Presbyterian Church in America, Covenant College is a leader in preparing young men and women for service to God and man in the Kuyperian tradition of faith and life
Grove City College: One of the most outstanding colleges in America according to ISI Publications, Princeton Review, US News and World Report, and most importantly, according to satisfied evangelical parents and students. With impressive Gothic edifices arranged and reflecting the conservative community it houses and situated in the charming, rolling fields of Western Pennsylvania, this highly-ranked Presbyterian college combines a solid Biblical worldview, commendable Western Civilization core course requirements, a spirit (and institutional commitment) of independence from government influence, a Calvinistic, conservative free-market ethos, with a premier faculty contributing to the well-deserved acclaim it is earning, this college is recommended as a first-class faith-formation quadrivium that will prepare students for greater service pro Deo et Patria
Mid America Nazarene University – This is my alma mater. I owe them a lot. Sometimes my religion professor even corrected my papers to make them more consistently Calvinistic, which he knew I was. He later became the college president, but not because of that!
Wheaton College: Let by the president, Dr. Phil Ryken, Wheaton marches forward with solid academics and a growing treasury of resources for cultivating the Christian mind.
Pepperdine University: If you have never stood on top of the mountain where this great Christian university sits and looked down on Malibu, you should.
For a listing of major colleges and universities with excellent commentary on departments, professors, and curricula, refer to Choosing the Right College by ISI Publications. “By far the best college guide in America” – Thomas Sowell. Also, go to their website, Choosing the Right College, for further research.
If the Lord is calling you to consider chaplaincy in the military or in an institutional setting, check out the PCA chaplains’ page and
Churches (a sample of Reformed and evangelical congregations)
* See the Church Directory at a site for reformed Southern Baptist congregations
* See the Church Locator at the site for the Anglican Church in North America.
Some Favorite Church Sites
Trinity Chapel Charlotte -The Reverend Keith Ginn, Senior Minister
Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham – The Rev. Dr. Harry Reeder
Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC – The Rev. Dr. Mark Dever
Christ Church at Grove Farm, Sewickley, PA – The Rev. Dr. John Guest
Christ Community PCA, Franklin, TN – The Rev. Scotty Smith is the founding pastor of this influential church
First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN – I served this congregation as their 12th senior pastor in 167 years.
First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC – The Rev. Dr. Derek Thomas
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD – The Rev. Dr. Rob Norris
Highlands Presbyterian Church, Madison, MS – The Rev. Joseph Wheat
Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, GA – The Rev. Terry Johnson
Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN – The Rev. Joe Novenson
Parish Presbyterian Church, Franklin, TN – The Rev. Dr. George Grant
Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN – The Rev. Dr. George Robertson
Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA –
The New Presbyterian Church, Pompano Beach, FL – The Rev. Jim Carter
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Overland Park, KS – The Rev. Tony Felich (I was the founding pastor of this church, but the elders, deacons, and pastors raised up by the Lord did much more than I could ever do; I cast the vision, but they built the “walls” of this great church in Kansas)
Kirk O’ the Isles (PCA), Savannah, GA – (I was the founding pastor of this church, and again I thank God for the strong elders and deacons and the blessing God has given the church in the two outstanding ministers who followed me)
New Hope Presbyterian Church, Olathe, KS – The Rev. James Baxter is the senior minister and the founding pastor’s son (The Rev. Robert E. Baxter). This is my “home church” and the congregation that was used by the Lord to confirm my call and then to send me to seminary and to help me in the founding of Redeemer Presbyterian and Westminster Academy).
First Presbyterian Church, Dothan, AL – The Rev. Robert E. Baxter, my first mentor in the ministry, serves here.
Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, GA – The Rev. Dr. David Hall is the senior minister of this historic church in Atlanta.
The Evangelical Presbyterian in England and Wales – Upholding the Scriptures, the Great Commission, and the Reformed Faith
All Souls, Langham Place (Anglican) – The Reverend Hugh Palmer, Rector, The Reverend Dr. John Stott, Rector Emeritus
Westminster Chapel, London – The Reverend Greg Haslam
Whitefield Church, Abergavenny, Wales – The Reverend Jonathan Hodgins
La Villiaze Evangelical Congregational Church, Channel Islands, Guernsey – The Rev. W. R. Chapman
Deeside Christian Fellowship, Aberdeen, Scotland, The Rev. Jeremy McQuoid
Gilcomston South Church (Church of Scotland), Aberdeen, Scotland, The Rev. D. Dominic Smart
See the Anglican Communion Network page here
St. Asaph’s Cathedral in Chester, Wales
Lausanne Free Church, Lausanne, Switzerland – The Rev. Derrick Dalcher
See the Anglican Communion Network page here
Learn more about confessional Reformed Christianity in Heidelberg, Germany at Reformation21.
See the Anglican Communion Network page here
The Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Uganda
World wide Ministry
See the Anglican Communion Network page here
Reformed Liturgical Resources
See my sermon on “Living Worship” published by Preaching.com for an expository basis for a Biblical philosophy of ministry on worship in the Church.
The Book of Common Prayer Page (with links to the various editions through history); The (Presbyterian) Book of Common Worship (to be uploaded)
The Strassbourg Liturgy and The Geneva Liturgy (Calvin’s Form of Prayers):See Jame de Jonge’s article and inclusion of these Reformed liturgies
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