September-October

Blessed Assurance

The conversation that Nicodemus had with Jesus is one of the most familiar conversations that Jesus had during His ministry. Even so, it is also one of the most misunderstood passages in the Bible. Nicodemus was a Pharisee. He was a member of... next...

The Outlook on the Psalm Proposal

As I write this, two important ecclesiastical assemblies have just met: the ninth synod of the United Reformed Churches in North America in Visalia, California (June 3–5), and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s eighty-first General... next...

Do We Have an Open Bible?

In this issue, Dr. James McGoldrick begins a two-part series on the historical necessity for creeds and confessions. There are those who claim that churches that have creeds require their ministers to preach from the creed. The church order... next...

The Historical Necessity for Creeds and Confessions of Faith (1)

No creed but Christ, no law but love! Doctrine divides, love unites! Down with doctrine, up with love! The above contention may well appeal to Christians today who, like their unbelieving neighbors, have lost interest in truth. In a time when... next...

Bible Study on Mark Lesson 3: The Kingdom Comes Mark 1:14–45

Maybe you know someone who takes a long time to get to the point in a conversation. Sometimes these are the same people who (after several minutes of not getting to the point) say, “to make a long story short . . .” but of course... next...

Bible Study on Mark Lesson 4: Jesus Clashes with Religious “Experts” Mark 2:1–3:6

Thankfully it’s not too often that you run into someone who loves conflict. Some of us would do almost anything to avoid conflict. And yet, conflict has its advantages. Specifically, conflict often produces clarity. It’s hard to... next...

The Trouble with Ministers (2)

A couple of years ago I had lunch with a prominent professor of a prestigious seminary in the southern states. I asked him what he thought was the most difficult aspect of being a seminary professor. Without pause, he responded, “It is... next...

What to Look for in a Future Husband

In fact, we have prayed for you every day since we found out that God was gifting us with you. Still, to this day, we never cease to pray for you. We pray about a lot of things in your life: your health and strength, your mind as it continues... next...

RYS Convention 2014

What does it mean to biblically fear God? How do we find true wisdom? How do we find freedom from the fear of man? All of these questions and more were addressed this year at yet another excellent RYS International Convention. The theme of the... next...

Report on the RYS

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. (Ps. 111:10) The theme for RYS this year was difficult to unpack; the phrase “the fear of the Lord” is a phrase deeply misunderstood... next...
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