January

We Have Not Passed This Way Before

“Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure. Do not come near it, that you may know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed this way before.” (Joshua 3:4 NKJV) As we begin a... next...

The Snare Of Misdirected Pity – Part Two

Euthanasia Euthanasia, including assisted suicide, is another example of misdirected pity in our present culture. It is being tolerated and accepted by people in our society out of pity for someone experiencing suffering. The Bible teaches us... next...

A Comfort Filled Document

“Comfort, O comfort My people, says your God.” Isaiah 40:1 This year The Outlook is beginning a study of what many people consider to be an outdated document. Some ministers have said it takes us away from the Bible. Still others,... next...

Looking Back

Last month I wrote that once the Christian Reformed Church awoke from its ethnic slumber and became less introverted, evangelism became its number one concern of the denomination. Everything within the church had to be geared toward church growth.... next...

The U.R.C After Seven Years: A Few Thoughts for Our Reflection and Rededication

Soon it will be seven years since the first steps were taken to organize a federation of churches now known as the United Reformed Churches in North America. It seems appropriate, then, for us as members to reflect on the way by which Jesus... next...

The United Reformed Church: The Road Ahead?

Some years ago one of our churches had a text printed behind the pulpit. It was a verse from the Bible that was plainly visible to all who came to worship. It read as follows: I JEHOVAH CHANGE NOT This quote from Malachi 3:6 served as a precious... next...

Sound Bites – Torch and Trumpet 1969

February 1969 “No preacher is furnished to preach simply by possessing a gift to analyze a text and by the ability to lay it out in verbal form! If the word he would preach to others has not first of all been the instrument of his own... next...

The New Perspective on Paul The Contribution of N.T. Wright (1)

Of all the authors who are to some extent identified with the “new perspective on Paul,” perhaps none is as prolific or popularly known as Nicholas Thomas (“Tom”) Wright. Though Wright prefers not to be identified with... next...

How It Was And How It Is

The clock in the belfry of the small church across the pond sounded loud and clear. It had just struck the midnight hour. The midnight concert was in full swing. Katydids in the trees were serenading the insects below, the violin section of... next...

Reading Psalm 2

Happy New Year! Great words-another year past and another day closer to the Day when the Lord will descend with glory. Yet events of the day do not always make us feel so happy. Muslim legalism and the terrorist threat on the one side, post-modernistic... next...
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