July-August

A Holy People

“He asked, “How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?” The man was speechless.” —Matthew 22:12 As we read Jesus’ parable of the wedding banquet, we can well understand the king’s... next...

The Office of Christian Man: Applying Christ’s Threefold Office to Men

If modern television sitcoms were the litmus test for masculinity, our expectations of men would be minimal. For most of the last half century, television has depicted fathers as incompetent buffoons often featured only to keep the laugh track... next...

The Bond between the Christian and Christ’s Church (4) Belgic Confession, Article 28

“All men are in duty bound to join and unite themselves with [this holy congregation] . . . submitting themselves to the doctrine and discipline thereof; bowing their necks under the yoke of Jesus Christ.” —Belgic Confession,... next...

Putting a Staff in the Shepherd’s Hand Using the Heidelberg Catechism in Pastoring, Training, and Evangelism

When the editors asked me to write on the pastoral uses of the Heidelberg Catechism, I was grateful for the opportunity for two reasons. First, I love the old catechism so very much. It is a tender yet strong articulation of the biblically Reformed... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 24: A Remnant of Israel Remains Romans 11:1-24

All the benefits and blessings that the Jews received had led them to make certain assumptions about their salvation. They became apathetic about God and took greater interest in their customs and traditions. They sought to obtain righteousness... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 25: The Salvation of Israel Romans 11:25–32

What is the role of the nation of Israel in the world? What is the role of Israel in the church? What will be the role of Israel in the end times? These questions are a great mystery and have been debated through the generations. Surrounded... next...

A Full Size Ark and It Floats! An intrepid Dutchman builds his second floating ark; this time it’s humungous!

In 2008, I interviewed Dutchman Johan Huibers for Creation magazine.1 He had built a floating replica of Noah’s ark, which, though only half-size (so it could traverse Dutch canals), was still considered immense by most people who saw... next...

A Word from the Reformed Fellowship Board President

For more than sixty years, Reformed Fellowship has dedicated itself to the propagation and defense of the Reformed faith. Christians committed to and concerned about the Reformed faith have given of their prayers, their time, their talents,... next...

An Interview with Brian G. Najapfour

Chadd M. Sheffield speaks with Pastor Brian Najapfour regarding what he has learned from the Puritans and Reformers about prayer through his work on Taking Hold of God: Reformed and Puritan Perspectives on Prayer, which he coedited with Dr.... next...

CECCA News

The Committee for Ecumenical Contact with Churches Abroad (CECCA) has the privilege of representing the United Reformed Churches in North America outside of North America. The fact that the URCNA has a committee for this purpose is an indication... next...