The Armor of God: The Call to Arms Against Satan

In Ephesians 6, Paul preaches the necessity of Christians being strong in Christ against Satan (v. 10). We call this “spiritual warfare.” That might sound to some of us downright charismatic or Pentecostal! But make no mistake... next...

A Spiritual Check-up for the URCNA: Love for the Lost

Do you see, do you see, all the people sinking down, Don’t you care, don’t you care, are you gonna let them drown, How can you be so numb, not to care if they come, You close your eyes and pretend the job’s done. These lyrics... next...

Editorial: Choosing Bible Study Materials

There seems to be no shortage of options when shopping around for Bible study materials. Publishers and retailers provide a host of materials originating from a host of theological convictions. There is quite an array of Bible study books written... next...

How to Do Family Worship

Family worship has fallen on hard times. Parents often say they are too busy to do it. Or else they don’t know how to do it because their parents never did it. When my parents commemorated their fiftieth anniversary, all five of us children... next...

From Fundamentalism to Calvinism and Ordination

Rev. Phillip Stoffregen was raised as a fundamental premillennial dispensationalist, drawn to Calvinism and to a Reformed seminary, and recently was ordained as a Minister of the Word and Sacraments in the United Reformed Churches. On January... next...

He’s Coming Again

To talk about the return of Christ is to invite a torrent of questions—you know them: questions about the millennium, the timing of Christ’s return, and the nature of the kingdom he will bring. These questions about Christ’s... next...

A Spiritual Check-up for the URCNA (After Twenty-one Years)

It was 1990, and the synod of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) opened all offices to women. This was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many conservatives who had battled liberalizing trends for more than twenty years. One church... next...

Clarifying “The Log of Hyper-Calvinism”

I’m writing this article out of a desire to clarify my position and intention in an article called “The Log of Hyper-Calvinism” in the March-April 2017 edition of The Outlook. To start, it was never my purpose to address the... next...

The Armor of God: Being Strong Against Satan

“Why are you called a Christian?” (Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 32). We are because we bear the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 11:26; 1 Pet. 4:16). Not only does this name mark us out positively as followers of Jesus Christ, but also it... next...

A Matter of the Heart

In Leviticus 11, God sets forth various regulations governing clean and unclean foods. Certain animals, for example, could be eaten as food and others were forbidden to be eaten. God’s rule for determining whether an animal is clean or... next...
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