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Peace at Any Price – Road to Modernism: Signposts!

Modernism is not full-blown when it first appears in the church, but it is rather like the mustard seed of which Scripture speaks. From a small unnoticed beginning it has a phenomenal development until it comes suddenly to fruition in open apostasy... next...

Reformed Evangelism – Biblical Foundations (1): The Mission of God in the Old Testament

One of the first challenges Reformed believers face when they address the subject of evangelism is the spirit of pragmatism. The spirit of pragmatism says that, “if it works, do it,” or, “if it works, it must be right.”... next...

What Happened at Synod?

United Reformed Churches in North America 2001 Synod Report Three o’clock in the morning the alarm rang. It was time to get ready for the URC Synod in Escondido, California. The forecast for flying was sunny. The forecast for Synod was... next...

God’s People, My Parish

Lubert was a retired farmer. Every time I would drop in, he and his wife would be listening to Christian music. Next to Lubert’s favorite chair there was always a large stack of religious magazines because Lubert loved to read. I enjoyed... next...

The Christian’s Joy

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11). But these things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be... next...

Thoughts on Pentecost

The last of the days for commemoration listed in the Reformed Church Order is Pentecost. It is a day with which Reformed people sometimes seem to be ill at ease. Pentecost prompts articles on “The Holy Spirit: The Forgotten Person of the... next...

The Requisite for Membership

Almost all churches are intent on numerical growth. Most ministers in particular are eager to see the membership of their churches increase by leaps and bounds. That attitude is not necessarily wrong. Provided those who are added to the church... next...

The CRC and Rev. Herman Hoeksema: An Apology 75 Years Too Late?

The agenda of Synod 2001 includes an item that could easily be overlooked though it is potentially one of the more emotionally-charged issues the CRC has faced in the last seventy-five years. Overture 1 (Agenda, p. 305) from Classis Grand Rapids... next...

What’s Coming Up for Synod

Preview of CRC Synod Rev. Halan Vanden Einde The 2001 Synod of the Christian Reformed Church is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 9, 9:00 A.M. at the Fine Arts Center on the campus of Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. Election of officers,... next...

Sound Bites Torch and Trumpet 1952

Webster’s Dictionary defines a sound bite as “a brief recorded statement [as by a public figure] broadcast esp. on a television news program.” Those “sound bites” refer to audible statements. Webster also defines... next...
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