November-December

Is Christmas the Birth of Christ?

What Is Christmas? Christmas is a holiday widely celebrated each December. One dictionary defines it as “the annual commemoration by Christians of the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec 25.”1 This is the definition that many people know... next...

A Bon Voyage1

On July 22, 2015, I began my journey from the relative quiet of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to the bustling city of Kinshasa, Congo. As a representative of our international ecumenical committee (CECCA), I was invited to travel to West Africa to... next...

Professing Tweens: Of Worldlings, Hebrews, and Young Christians (3)

THERE . . . the Grand Jesus Hebrews centers on the grand Jesus. Here’s its message: No one, nothing compares with Jesus. No angel. No priest. No action hero. No other being shares the being and the glory of this Jesus who is God. No one... next...

Bible Studies on Mark Lesson 17: Temple Teaching (2): The End Times Mark 13:1–37

The highest concentration of red ink in Mark’s Gospel is found in the thirteenth chapter. This is the last of Jesus’ speeches that Mark records before the Shepherd was struck and the sheep scattered (Mark 14:27). So what topic is... next...

Bible Study on Mark Lesson 18: Preparation for Death Mark 14:1–52

Perhaps you’ve received news that was so bad—the death of a friend, the loss of a job, the disruption of a relationship—that it took some time for the news to sink completely into your psyche. Sometimes our minds need time... next...

Getting the Log Out

Introduction In response to a query by The Times to a handful of thinkers and writers of the day to the question, “What’s wrong with the world?,” G. K. Chesterton replied with an answer that was as stunning as it was succinct:... next...

Glenda Mathes Interview

Glenda Mathes is a familiar name to many readers within the Reformed community. Reformed Fellowship carries her workbook in the Life in Christ curriculum, Not My Own: Discovering God’s Comfort in the Heidelberg Catechism. Reformed Fellowship... next...

The Song of Mary

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoiced in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46–47 As the lights of the Christmas season begin to fill the countryside, we do well to remember the promises that God has given... next...

A Multitude of Counselors: Benefits of Reading Books About the Bible

It seems everyone has an opinion to publish these days, and with the advent of social media, everyone has a venue for getting it in print. In the past, only material that had made the editorial cut would be circulated more broadly in books or... next...

Fiction’s Delight and Truth

How do you view fiction? Simply as mindless amusement? A waste of time better spent studying Scripture or reading edifying nonfiction? Or do you appreciate excellent fiction for the ways it generates delight and proclaims truth? The biblical... next...
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