Bearing the Cross

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” In the telling of Mark’s gospel account, chapter 8 provides a turning point. From chapter 1 to chapter 6 the ministry of Jesus centers... next...

We Confess – An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Article 29: Marks of the True Church

If ever there was one article in our Confession of Faith that was both irrelevant and relevant for our time, surely it would be Article 29 and the marks of the true church. This article is irrelevant if we approach the Confession as a dust-covered... next...

What We Should Learn from Hurricane Katrina

Whenever a disaster like Hurricane Katrina strikes us, people always ask the question, “Where was God?” or “How could God allow this?” One very wrong answer is that God did not do it. It is wrong for us to think that... next...

Proposing Unity URCNA & & CanRC

Approximately 100 people gathered from southern California and elsewhere on the evening of August 5, to hear a presentation by the members of the Joint Church Order Committee of the Canadian Reformed Churches and the United Reformed Churches.... next...

Press Release of the Meeting of the Combined Committees of the Canadian Reformed and United Reformed Churches to Propose a Common Church Order November 1-3, 2005

Present were: Dr. Nelson Kloosterman, Rev. William Pols, Rev. Ronald Scheuers, Rev. Raymond Sikkema and Mr. Harry Van Gurp, representing the United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA), and Dr. Gijsbert Nederveen, Mr. Gerard J. Nordeman,... next...

Postmodern Liberalism: Repainting a Non-Christian Faith A Christian Critique of Rob Bell’s Velvet Elvis

Rob Bell is the pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in the history of America. The church is in Grandville, a suburb of Grand Rapids, MI. He recently published a book, Velvet Elvis, Repainting the Christian Faith. His title refers... next...

Paedocommunion and the Reformed Confessions (Part One)

Though churches of the Reformation are committed to the principle of sola Scriptura, which requires that the Scriptures be regarded as the supreme standard for their faith and practice, they are not indifferent to the lessons of church history.... next...
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