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...

Higher Education and the Harvest of Righteousness

“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 1951, Reformed Fellowship was organized to unite like-minded Christians for the positive and militant defense of the Reformed faith. This was motivated out of alarm for a shift being observed in teachings and developments within the church.... next...

Turning the Reformed Church Outward

The Great Commission Jesus issued to the church involves making disciples of all nations. It’s clear from the book of Acts that the disciples engaged this mandate chiefly through preaching and the subsequent establishment of churches.... next...

In Memoriam: Mrs. Genevieve Piersma

Mrs. Genevieve Piersma, the wife of the late Rev. John H. Piersma, was called home to glory on May 31, 2008, at the age of 91 years. The funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on June 5, 2008, in Covenant Reformed Church in Pella, IA. Rev.... next...


“Tradition. Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as . . . as a fiddler on the roof.” So said Tevye, the father of five daughters, in the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof, about his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious... next...

Turning the Reformed Church Outward Cultivating an Accessible Community

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...

The Dead Will Rise

“Do you believe that, after you die, your physical body will be resurrected someday?” When asked that question a few years ago only 36 percent of a large survey group answered yes. By contrast, 63 percent were “absolutely certain... next...
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