Turning the Reformed Church Outward Cultivating an Accessible Community

North America today is home to some fascinating cultural shifts. As in Europe, there’s been a surge of populism generated by a distrust of the liberal establishment not simply in politics but in the academy and in entertainment as well.... next...

The Dead Will Rise

“Do you believe that, after you die, your physical body will be resurrected someday?” When asked that question a few years ago only 36 percent of a large survey group answered yes. By contrast, 63 percent were “absolutely certain... next...

In a Few WORDS

This issue comes to our readers as we enter the months of May and June. What a wonderful time of the year this is, at least in our northern hemisphere! After a cold winter and a teasing early spring that tested our patience for warmth, we at... next...

The Armor of God: Your Defense Against Satan

When a pastor looks out over his congregation, he should see not only sheep who follow their shepherd but also soldiers who follow their captain. The devil, though, wants the preacher to see his people merely through his physical eyes. He wants... next...

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...
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