2014

Bible Study on Mark Lesson 6: He Taught in Parables Mark 4:1–34

In 1990 General Motors purchased rights to a song performed by Bob Seger to use as a product theme.1 Seger’s song, “Like a Rock,” become the motto for Chevy trucks for the next decade. The theme made a powerful impression in... next...

An Old Story and a New Song: Relevance and the Reformed Faith

We live in a world that loves old stuff. This realization came to me recently while wandering the streets of Sayville, the town where my church is located. In just a few hours in this cozy village, you can eat under the 1950s neon lights of... next...

A Few Days to Get Ready

The second coming of Jesus Christ is not a favorite subject for many Christians. They feel uneasy about it, uncomfortable about it, and all too often, apathetic about it. Most Christians, if they heard that Jesus was coming again—and coming... next...

Christianity Is a Religion

“Christianity isn’t a religion; it’s a _______________.” If you need help filling in the blank, the missing word has twelve letters, starts with “r,” and has become modern policy speak for describing the New... next...

The Angel of the Lord (2)

As we have discovered from the book of Genesis, the angel of the Lord is more than a mere angel; he is one with God Himself. Let us now take a look at the book of Exodus to see if our findings are confirmed, contradicted, or even made questionable.... next...

The Historical Necessity for Creeds and Confessions of Faith (2)

While Protestants were formulating their doctrines and publishing them in a systematic manner, the Roman Catholic Church found it necessary to clarify its own teachings and to defend them against the Reformers. The most comprehensive and enduringly... next...

NAPARC Churches: Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC)

History1 During the nineteenth century, the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (PCUSA) was largely a strong and faithful church. But liberalism began to creep in from Europe, and little was done to check its spread. In 1924, about thirteen hundred... next...

NAPARC Churches: Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)

History1 The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) formed as part of a major realignment among US Presbyterians, who had been divided on regional grounds since the Civil War, between the southern PCUS and the northern-based UPCUSA. Yet the two... next...

Convocation at the Theological Seminary in Hamilton

It was a warm and humid evening on September 5, 2014, as many people filed into the auditorium of Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario. This humidity would eventually turn into a crashing thunderstorm, which echoed throughout the... next...

Letter to the Editor

Dear brother Oord, Thank you for your excellent and thorough summary of Synod Visalia as it appeared in the July/August 2014 edition of The Outlook. I am particularly interested in and wish to interact with your remarks concerning our relations... next...
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