April

Plants in God’s Garden

As I pick up my pen to write this article, I am looking through my window at white piles of snow punctuated with black-brown tree trunks and seemingly lifeless branches silhouetted against a somber sky which threatens to extend what already... next...

“Holy, Holy, Holy”

One of the most powerful and arresting passages inScripture about the holiness of God is found in Isaiah 6. There the prophet is given a vision of the greatness of God and His glory. The divine king is enthroned in His temple. His royal robes... next...

Not One of Salvation?

I was present at the 1995 sessions of the Christian Reformed synod as a correspondent for The Outlook magazine. On Monday evening, June 19, 1995, as it concluded its deliberations on women in the offices of elder, minister, and evangelist, the... next...

Let’s Keep Our Sunday Evening Worship

One of the small pleasures of my early childhood was playing with other children outside the church after Sunday evening worship. For a half hour or more, the adults seemed to forget their parental responsibilities and we ran wild and free in... next...

The Elders and the Worship of God

I just spent a few minutes reviewing the titles of the articles in this column over the last couple of years. Although I have written an article or two about the role of the elders in supervising the preaching of local pastors, and while several... next...

Calvin on the Inspiration of Scripture – Some corrections on the article of W.H. Neuser

It has become fashionable for “progressives” to cite Calvin as a supporter of a critical approach to the Bible. Such was not the case as N.H. Cootjes demonstrates in this article. The Editors Calvin has dealt extensively with Scripture.... next...

Lessons from Haggai (#4): Haggai 1:8

Haggai 1:8 Verse eight is the key verse, the main point, of Haggai’s prophecy. God is telling the people to get wood and build His house, so that He might take p easure in it and be glorified. They had been procrastinating, and God wants... next...

Dr. John Gerstner: Defender of the Faith

(March 25, 1996) URNS-On Sabbath afternoon, March 24, Dr. John H. Gerstner went to be with the Lord while at his home in Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Gerstner was 81 at the time of his death. For most readers little more needs to be said. You know... next...
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