July/August

God’s People, My Parish

Lubert was a retired farmer. Every time I would drop in, he and his wife would be listening to Christian music. Next to Lubert’s favorite chair there was always a large stack of religious magazines because Lubert loved to read. I enjoyed... next...

Peace from the Holy Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace...” [Galatians 5:22a] War is horrible!!! If you have seen either of the movies, The Patriot or The Saving of Private Ryan, you have a visual reminder that wars are truly awful. I remember... next...

Sound Bites Torch and Trumpet 1953

Webster’s Dictionary defines a sound bite as “a brief recorded statement [as by a public figure] broadcast esp. on a television news program.” Those “sound bites” refer to audible statements. Webster also defines... next...

Dr. Cornelis P. Venema Appointed President of Mid-America Reformed Seminary

The Board of Mid-America Reformed Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cornelis P. Venema as MidAmerica’s first seminary president. Venema has been a professor of Doctrinal Studies at Mid-America for twelve years. He... next...

A Word of Greeting to the URCNA Synod

Esteemed brothers! It’s a pleasure for me to be able to address you on behalf of the Canadian Reformed Churches and to extend the fraternal greetings of these churches to you. We’ve been visitors at your synods ever since you formed... next...

Teen Scene: Are You Two-Faced?

Summer is here! Now what are you going to do? Maybe it will be a family vacation, or a trip to the RYS convention with your youth group, or a summer work project. You may or may not do some of these things, but I know you will be spending a... next...

Peace at Any Price – Road to Modernism: Signposts!

Modernism is not full-blown when it first appears in the church, but it is rather like the mustard seed of which Scripture speaks. From a small unnoticed beginning it has a phenomenal development until it comes suddenly to fruition in open apostasy... next...

Reformed Evangelism – Biblical Foundations (1): The Mission of God in the Old Testament

One of the first challenges Reformed believers face when they address the subject of evangelism is the spirit of pragmatism. The spirit of pragmatism says that, “if it works, do it,” or, “if it works, it must be right.”... next...

What Happened at Synod?

United Reformed Churches in North America 2001 Synod Report Three o’clock in the morning the alarm rang. It was time to get ready for the URC Synod in Escondido, California. The forecast for flying was sunny. The forecast for Synod was... next...
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