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Surviving the Y2K Panic

While President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous statement about the Great Depression, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” doesn't fit as an analysis for the Y2K computer bug, it may be coming close. Disruptions from the... next...

Facing Up to the Immoral Majority

Twenty years after the emergence of the socalled “Religious Right” on the American political radar screen, it is time to assess the impact and future prospects of the greatest political-religious movement since Prohibition. How close... next...

What is Grace?

When I was a boy growing up in East Texas, we lived near some railroad tracks. In those days, homeless men (whom we called hoboes) often rode the rail cars from town to town. Occasionally, one of those men would show up at our front door and... next...

Grace

Life is filled with struggles, each day a brand new test. We learn new things from others while striving for our best. In competition always, we often come up short, Whether failing on a test, or losing on the court. Excellence is hard to find,... next...

Feed My Lambs: As the Twig is Bent (II)

Last month we observed the fact that just as a young fruit tree needs to be attached to a stake in order to grow straight and tall, even so a child needs to be attached to the standard of the Word of God applied. I say applied because, although... next...

In Spirit & Truth: The Sabbath and Worship

In the last issue of The Outlook we looked at the need for a revival of the Sabbath among Reformed people in our time. Since writing that article I observed a billboard the message of which reinforced my conviction that a Sabbath revival is... next...

Peacemaking (IV)

...if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23–24)... next...

Church & World: The Christian Reformed Synod of 1999

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church is scheduled to meet for its annual session from June 12–19, 1999. Instead of its usual meeting place at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this Synod will gather on the campus of Redeemer... next...

Why not create a “fifth” office: the “Minister of Education”?

One of the dangers attending the appointment of a study committee is that the committee may recommend some “novelty” otherwise unknown in the history of the churches. There is always the possibility that such a committee will corne... next...

Synod 1999 of the United Reformed Churches in North America

On June 15–17, 1999, the United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA) will hold synod meetings for the third time in its short history. Delegates from more than 70 churches will come from the United States and Canada to Cornerstone... next...
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