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Interview with Dr. Conrad Mbewe

Recently, Dr. Conrad Mbewe spent the weekend ministering at Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dr. Mbewe is a Reformed Baptist pastor in Zambia’s Kabwata Baptist Church. He is also chancellor of the African Christian University,... next...

In a Few WORDS

How well do you know the denomination or federation to which you belong? As far as that goes, how well do you know the congregation of which you are a member? Many churches publish an updated church directory on an annual basis, listing not... next...

Are There Really Five Points of Calvinism?

The end of 2018 through the beginning of 2019 will mark the four hundredth anniversary of the Synod of Dort (held November 13–May 29) and its greatest achievement: the Canons of Dort.1 This synod or ecclesiastical assembly of professors,... next...

Missionaries at a Christian College

Recently, a college student confronted an administrator of his university to complain about a chapel message that he described as offensive, micro-aggressive, and victimizing. The student protested that the speaker should have issued a “trigger... next...

2018 RYS Convention

Every year, the last day of the Reformed Youth Service (RYS) convention is comprised of tear-filled goodbyes, mutual promises of shared contact, and a general excitement for the next RYS convention. But among the hugs, kisses, and exchanging... next...

Turning the Reformed Church Outward Cultivating an Accessible Community Test

North America today is home to some fascinating cultural shifts. As in Europe, there’s been a surge of populism generated by a distrust of the liberal establishment not simply in politics but in the academy and in entertainment as well.... next...

Higher Education and the Harvest of Righteousness Test

“Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers,” said the apostle James, “for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” (James 3:1, English Standard Version) In college, I marveled at... next...

In a Few WORDS

A remnant is that which remains from a larger original piece, amount, or group. In reference to God’s people, it is those who remain faithful to his Word even through opposition and while others follow into apostasy. “Though the... next...

The Armor of God: Your Offense Against Satan

At any given point in time, I have several members of the United States Marine Corps under my care as pastor. Their strength never ceases to amaze me. They carry the equivalent of a large child on their backs. They join up for a job that pays... next...

The Final Judgment

There are few less popular emphases in Christianity today than that of judgment. The church, the Bible—even God himself—seem given to a policy of discrimination against those who might not even share a common standard of conduct.... next...
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