July/August

Doers of the Word

“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.” James 1:22 We cannot possibly please Christ unless He dwells within our hearts. We cannot act Christ-like unless we have become children of God... next...

Patriotic Music in Worship

The Reformed tradition has exhibited a range of thinking and practice regarding the use of patriotic music in corporate worship. Does the practice of free speech warrant the State’s advocacy of civil religion? Conversely, does this social... next...

Mid-America Graduates

The eighteenth commencement service of Mid-America Reformed Seminary was held on May 16, with graduates Christian McShaffrey and Lawrens Slagter receiving Masters of Divinity degrees. The service was held in the new facility of Community URC... next...

The Justice and Mercy of God

“For we know Him that hath said, ‘Vengeance belongeth unto Me, I will recompense,’ said the Lord. And again, ‘The Lord shall judge His people.’” Hebrews 10:30 Lord’s Day 4 addresses a number of questions... next...

Classis Michigan URCNA

The twelfth meeting of Classis Michigan of the United Reformed Churches in North America took place on June 3, 2003 at the Cornerstone United Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. Cornerstone had called this special meeting for the purpose... next...

Synod 2003 Reformed Church US

The 257th annual Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS) met at Eureka, South Dakota, from May 19 through May 22, 2003. The first Synod of what later was named the RCUS met at Philadelphia on September 29, 1747. The RCUS has... next...

Christian Education: Is It a Mess? (Part 2)

Increasingly, Reformed education resembles an affinity to evangelical Christianity, and in some ways, to the secular world. The spirit of independence, autonomy, power, and pragmatic ethical integrity are ripping into the soul of the Reformed... next...

We Confess – An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession: Article 2 (Part 1) Of the Knowledge of God

Article 2 of the Belgic Confession is divided into two short and simple parts: the knowledge of God in the “book” of creation, and the knowledge of God in the “book” of Scripture. The Confession uses the literary feature... next...

Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul (4) What Does Paul Mean by ‘Works of the Law’?

Part 1 So far our evaluation of the new perspective on Paul has addressed several general matters of method and the understanding of Second Temple Judaism associated with the work of E. P. Sanders. The most important test, however, of the new... next...

This Is My Outlook

Over the past several months there has been a continual debate over what the Christian Reformed Church should do with the actions of First Toronto CRC. First Toronto, you may recall, has come out of the closet with a statement declaring that... next...
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