February

Book Review: A Sign of Faithfulness

H. Westerink, A Sign of Faithfulness. Translated by J. Mark Beach. Neerlandia, Alberta/Pella, Iowa: Inheritance Publications, 1997. 128 pp. $9.95 (Can.). Reviewed by C. Bosch. “This book on baptism is a jewel. One seldom comes across... next...

Pastors against homosexuality – and hate, too

When Rome burned in 64 AD, Nero denounced the followers of Christ, and during the first few centuries of the apostolic church it was common practice to blame Christians for whatever evil befell the Roman Empire, Why? At a time when even the... next...

Speaking the Truth in Love

This past October two adult delinquents brutally murdered a homosexual student in Laramie, Wyoming. Shortly thereafter. Katie Couric of the “Today” show interviewed the governor of Wyoming and asked this question: “Governor,... next...

Abraham Kuyper – His Life and Legacy Part Three: Answering Critisms of His Worldview (2)

In my previous article, I noted that Kuyper has been a controversial figure within the Reformed community. During his own lifetime and afterward, Kuyper’s articulation of a Calvinistic worldview has provoked considerable debate. Evaluations... next...

Accountability: the key to good pastoral care

Over the years, I’ve written literally dozens of columns for elders and deacons. In them, I’ve stressed a common theme: these offices aren’t designed by Christ to fulfill merely administrative tasks within the church (go to... next...

John Murray - Two Selections from his Collected Writings

The Origin of Man [Published in The Law and the Prophets, edited by John H. Skilton, Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Co., 1973.] Vol. 2, p. 3 For our knowledge of man's origin we are mainly dependent upon the first two chapters of Genesis... next...

Bible Studies on Genesis 1–11 – Lesson 14: Saved Through the Water (Part Two)

READ GENESIS 7 Genesis 7 really cannot be separated from the material in Genesis 6 and what follows through Genesis 9:17. Therefore, in this lesson we continue to examine several aspects that emerge in the flood story. We are again impressed... next...

Bible Studies on Genesis 1–11 – Lesson 13: Saved Through the Water (Part One)

READ GENESIS 5:28–6:22 In an earlier lesson (#1) we noted what appears to be a very deliberate structure to the book of Genesis, in that the text was divided by the phrase “These are the generations of...” or “This is... next...

Adultery — from never to “normal”?

Following the “normalization” of premarital sex, divorce and homosexuality, I have wondering when and which of the few remaining dominoes dealing with personal morals would fall. It appears the next to go will be adultery. Several... next...

The Means of Grace

Question: What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption? Answer: The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption are his ordinances, especially... next...
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