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The Dialect of Confessional Indifference (2)

Last month we began looking at some common statements in our day that indicate a sense of confessional indifference. This month we continue with another one of those statements: 2. “IT IS ALL A MATTER OF INTERPRETATION” This statement... next...

The Reformed Confessions and Today’s Church

(This article is taken from an address given at the “Growing Reformational Churches” conference held December 7–9, 1995 at First Christian Reformed Church in Chino, CA and jointly sponsored by that church and Westminster Theological... next...

Regaining Pastoral Purpose

(If TV stations can show reruns, this column can repeat articles printed some time ago. This article, on the Biblical understanding of the nature and spirit of the office of elder, was first printed about 5 years ago. It is reprinted here without... next...

What About the “Millenium”?: An Introduction

The title of a recent book, The Millennial Maze: Sorting Out Evangelical Options,1 nicely captures the difficulty of sorting out the differing views found among Christian believers on the subject of the millennium. The person who attempts to... next...

Church & World February 1996

MAINE VOTERS WON’T ENDORSE MEASURE TO LIMIT GAY RIGHTS AUGUSTA, Maine (EP) — By a narrow margin, Maine voters refused to adopt a statewide measure that would ban special civil rights protection or other legal recognition for homosexuals.... next...

Book Review February 1996

GAY POLITICS VS. COLORADO AND AMERICA: The Inside Story of Amendment 2 $22 (cloth), 302 pages including photos, appendixes, and endnotes. Sardis Press (Box 11, Cascade CO 80809), 1994 Stephen Bransford Keen observers of the American scene are... next...

Life Support

Grandma was over 90 years old, and she still lived in her own house. She had a hearty body, a sound mind and a kind heart. She often went to “visit the old people,” as she put it. (I guess she figured those old folks in their seventies... next...

Why is Abortion So Persistent?

I hope I am wrong, and I hate to say it, but twenty years of the pro-life movement, representing millions of dollars and millions of hours of work, have had only limited success. It is true that we have some pro-life Supreme Court justices,... next...

Pro Life Does Not Equal Pro Death

It took the big media about a week to find a fanatic who would attempt to justify the murder of two women at a Massachusetts abortion clinic and the firing on a second clinic in Norfolk, VA. But their efforts did not go unrewarded. Donna Bray,... next...

Unity in Diversity or Disunity in Unfaithfulness?

God’s Word defines a number of ways in which we are united as believers. The foundational unity of the people of God is the fact that we are united to Christ. John chapter 15 gives us a beautiful illustration of this unity as it describes... next...
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