February

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ignorance is not Bliss

A report by the Deparbnent of Education about American public school students’ ignorance of history is no surprise. Similar studies have shown a mostly discouraging trend for more than 20 years. But the response from those who are responsible... next...

Lessons from Haggai: Haggai 1:6

Haggai 1:6 Many of God’s people in exile in Babylon had returned to Palestine to rebuild the temple, but opposition to the building caused it to cease. The people began making excuses for their failure to continue building. God sent His... next...

What is the “New Age”? A Review and Commentary on: THE GNOSTIC EMPIRE STRIKES BACK by Peter Jones

What is Gnosticism? A great question for a Bible study, seminary exam, or discussion with fellow ministers. I can remember studying about it inseminary, but I must confess I had a difficult time getting a handle on this heresy that plagued the... next...

Church Concerns Regarding the “Gay Rights” Issue

BACKGROUND: THREAT TO CHURCHES The church community in the United States has played a critical role in protecting and expanding civil rights for qualified minorities. As a result, Americans of diverse ethnic origin now enjoy a greater level... next...
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