July/August

Children of the Covenant in the Worship of God

A hush spread through the beautiful sanctuary as the congregation waited with expectation to hear the reading of the Scriptures. The pastor had just finished his prayer asking God to illumine the preaching of His Word. Suddenly a cry echoed... next...

When EvangelicaIs and Catholics Get Together, Where Do Reformed Believers Fit?

One of the most noteworthy events in American religion over the past five years has been the emergence of the movement dubbed “Evangelicals and Catholics Together.” Though not sponsored by any organized church, “Evangelicals... next...

The Youth Anti-Culture

Attempts to understand the Colorado school massacre in purely secular terms fall painfully short: Would a kind word have helped the Trenchcoat Mafia? Did they have a bad self~image? Would anger-management techniques have helped? The mystery... next...

Surrendering Our Civilization

The late Bishop Fulton J. Sheen once preached a sermon in which he said, “However much we gain by what we call the advance in civilization, something has to be surrendered” “The empty soul which feels its emptiness seeks to... next...

John Calvin, the Man

Continued exposure to popular American evangelical religion has revealed to me once again how completely ahistorical modern Christianity has become. People use terms with no understanding of their origin or meaning and strongly react to what... next...

Revenge Never Settles the Score

I find it sadly instructive that what took place on a massive scale in Europe a half-century ago is being repeated in the same region today — Serbs “cleansing their country of longheld animosities that run deep into the soul.”... next...

The Shepherd’s Staff: The Importance of Balance

I have a friend who is a fountain of wise sayings, many of which are inspired by the wisdom of Scripture. When dealing with a person or a marriage or some other circumstance which is a “work in progress,” for example, he'll often... next...

Feed My Lambs: As the Twig is Bent (III)

Last month, we observed that, even as a young tree (twig) needs to be attached stake (rod) in order to grow and tall, so too a child needs to be attached to a rod — the Word of God applied — to grow straight and tall spiritually,... next...

What We Believe: Concomitants of the Second Advent The Final State, the Doctrine of Eternal Punishment (I)

THE PROBLEM OF THE DOCTRINE Now that we have considered the subjects of the resurrection of the dead and the final judgment. two of the “concomitants of the second advent.” our study of the Bible’s teaching regarding the future... next...

Church & World: Study Finds Women Becoming More Religious, Conservative

New York, NY (EP) — American women are becoming more religious and more conservative, according to a poll released earlier this year by the feminist Center for Gender Equality. Women polled were evenly divided when asked it elected officials... next...
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