2006

Book Reviews ...just in time for Christmas

Alcock, Deborah. By Far Euphrates: a Tale on Armenia in the 19th Century. Neeriandia, AB, Pella, IA: Inheritance Publications, 2002. 274 pp. $14.95CN, $12.95 US, paperback. Reviewed by Rev. J. Julien. Recently a copy of an essay by Rev. A. A.... next...

Bible Studies on Jacob Lesson 8: Jacob Aquires Great Wealth

Read Genesis 30:25–43 Introduction The covenant promise had been that God would be with His people, He would create seed (people, a nation) and provide land (place to call home) for that seed. But He had also promised to increase the blessings... next...

Bible Studies on Jacob Lesson 7: The Struggle for Covenant Children

Read Genesis 29:31–30:24 Introduction God’s providence led Jacob to his relatives in Paddan-Aram. He comes to a well where the shepherds know his uncle Laban, then his lovely cousin Rachel “just happens” to come along,... next...

URCNA Classis Summary Classis Michigan

On October 10, 2006, the twenty-second meeting of Classis Michigan began. It was a beautiful, sunny, autumn day. For many, the drive to Walker United Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan was a spectacle of God’s work in creation.... next...

Islam Versus the Christian Concept of Freedom -- Who Truly is Free?

Most people will agree that freedom is a precious possession. Freedom is said to be worth more than all the treasures on earth. It is of such high value that one must be ready to give his life for it. When we hear freedom so highly praised,... next...

Joseph The Husband of Mary

If we were to look closely at Joseph, the husband of Mary, the quality of his life and character would soon reveal themselves. We witness first his compassion, then his obedience to the revealed Word of the Lord, and finally, his faithfulness... next...

Prepare the Way

“And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.” (Luke 3:3) The third chapter of Luke introduces us to the work of John the Baptist. John was a cousin to Jesus, born... next...

Indian Idolatry in Every Heart

Bangalore, the city where I spent most of my time on a summer mission project, is in the south-central part of India. It resides on a plateau, which makes the weather perfect — it is in the 70s-80s the whole summer! Ban-galore is one of... next...

Book Review Hope for the Southern World: Impacting Societal Problems in the Non-Western World

Hope for the Southern World: Impacting Societal Problems in the Non-Western World by Timothy M. Monsma, PhD. Published by CCW Books, Loveland CO. Reviewed by Thomas C. Vanden Heuvel. Dr. Timothy Monsma makes a very helpful contribution to the... next...

The New Testament Evidence Regarding Paedocommunion (Part Four)

In our introduction to the New Testament evidence that might have a bearing upon the question whether children of believing parents should be admitted to the Lord’s Table, we observed that this question is not directly addressed in any... next...
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