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Sound Bites Torch and Trumpet 1968

January 1968 “We must remember that not all controversy is warranted and that we must seek the peace of Christ’s church, but we must especially beware of putting peace ahead of God’s truth.” Truth or Peace Peter De Jong... next...

Kingdom Seekers Girls’ Clubs of North America

On Friday evenings in Wellandport, Ontario a group of about 35 girls and 10 counselors (along with 5 Junior Counselors) gather at the church for Bible Study, crafts and fellowship. The opening devotions with the entire club consist of repeating... next...

Martyrdom

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. –Blaise Pascal Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, which impacted the world, there has been renewed interest in Islam. Secular as well... next...

The New Perspective on Paul The Contribution of James D. G. Dunn

Among advocates of a new view of the teaching of the apostle Paul, James D. G. Dunn is a figure of considerable prominence. Though Dunn, as we shall see, is not fully satisfied with E. P. Sanders’ treatment of the apostle Paul, he acknowledges... next...

Irenaeus of Lyons

And the sin that was wrought through the tree was undone by the obedience of the tree. (Proof of the Apostolic Preaching. 4) The city of Lyons, France contains the remains of a Roman amphitheater which was the site of the death of more than... next...

Looking Back

In the first years of its existence (roughly a century) the Chistian Reformed Church was not characterized by its evangelistic outreach. It had many strengths, some of which we still benefit from today, but evangelism was not one of them. There... next...

The Snare Of Misdirected Pity Part One

“Do not look on them with pity ...” Does it surprise you that God gave this command in the Bible? It is found in Deuteronomy in the context of Moses instructing the Israelites before entering the land of Canaan. In the passage, Moses... next...

Skeletons in the Closet of Christmas

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David” (Matthew 1:1) Skeletons lurk in the closet. Every family has at least one if we are honest enough to level with one another. Adultery, divorce, alcohol and drug addiction,... next...

God’s People, My Parish

Marv sat nervously before the Elders. His voice cracked as he spoke. Marv was a retired farmer in his mid-seventies. Upon retirement he worked at the local lumber yard. He did not want to be in the Council Room. Not then, not ever. The trouble... next...

The New Perspective on Paul The Contribution of E. P. Sanders (Part Two)

I took the trouble in a previous article to consider briefly several forerunners of the new perspective on Paul, since they pioneered emphases in New Testament and Pauline studies that form the background to the work of E. P. Sanders and other... next...
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