Renewed Minds and Pierced Bodies

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 How we parent changes as our children grow and mature. My current methodology for parenting, because my four... next...

We Confess: An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Article 22: Of Justifying Faith and the Justification of Faith

All you need is faith. As long as you have faith, you’re fine. If you have listened to politicians, watched television, and kept up with the pop philosophy of the culture around us this is a predominant view of spirituality in our day.... next...

The Riches of the Reformed Faith: “The Glory of God” Part Two

Last month we saw that Jude 24 teaches us to give God alone the glory because we are forever preserved by God. A second reason as to why The Glory of God has historically been one of The Riches of the Reformed Faith is because of the fact that... next...

Looking Above: A Series on the Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 4:3 “A Rainbow Around the Throne”

A tsunami snuffs out the lives of hundreds of thousands in Asia in a matter of moments. A string of hurricanes wreaks havoc upon the southeastern states. Tornadoes twist through the Midwest, leaving hundreds homeless. Earthquakes shake the West... next...

Spiritual Warfare and Islam

Islam is constantly in the news. Open any newspaper or magazine, turn on the radio or television, and there will be stories about Islam. Many news stories report on the resurgence of Islam, the increasing attendance at mosques, the devout observance... next...

A Balanced Approach to Spiritual Warfare

The title of this article would seem to indicate to the reader that there exists among Christians today an unbalanced approach to the whole matter of spiritual warfare. After researching the matter personally in conjunction with some of my doctoral... next...

Monasticism in the Early Church

Prior to the Protestant Reformation, monasteries covered the landscape of Europe. Christians were convinced that monastic seclusion was among the highest forms of holiness. Self-deprivation and ascetic rigor were treated as virtual means of... next...

A Brief History of the Church Part One: The Old Testament Church

The word “church” is derived from the Greek word “kyriakee” signifying that it is of the Lord. We know that everything that exists belongs to the Lord, but the church is the Lord’s in a very special sense. It is... next...

The Trinity in the Gospel of John (Part 1)

John begins his Gospel with a glimpse into the life of the Godhead. It is an indication of what he intends to do in his book—to unveil significant truth concerning the mystery of the Trinity. The apostle in his prologue invites us to leave... next...

No More Silence

Some time (years) ago I wrote some critical comments about the Committee for Ecumenicity of the URC with regard to its contacts with the Canadian Reformed Churches. The point of what I said was this: We should strive for unity with the Canadian... next...
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