July/August

Cafeteria Spirituality

From this hour I ordain myself loos’d of limits and imaginary lines, Going where I list, my own master total and absolute. (Walt Whitman, “Song of the Open Road”) Whitman’s vision of ultimate freedom, contemptuous of... next...

Dealing with Our Differences

Perfect harmony among God's people is not to be expected before we get to heaven. There, where all infirmity and all ignorance is over and gone forever, the Lord's people will “see eye-to-eye” on everything. There all mysteries will... next...

America’s Pied Piper: Culture vs. Covenant

Mrs. Groenendyk, in her first article (June, 2000), discussed factors in our culture that are enticements to God's people which draw them away from their covenantal relationship to God. In this article she adds to that discussion and calls readers... next...

Fish-Finders

Modern electronics have made fishing more exciting and productive than ever. For a few hundred dollars or less, fishers can equip themselves with electronic devices that show on a screen the depth and temperature of the water, the shape of the... next...

Censoring the Opposition

The Supreme Court challenge to the Boy Scouts of America and its policy against membership for known homosexuals and the new “civil union” law in Vermont are the latest in a string of advances by gay-rights advocates. They have managed... next...

Pleasing our Father

A sad fact is that many children grow up with a parent who is never satisfied. My own father was a hardcharging, young army officer when my brother was born. Dad was tough and demanding. When I made my appearance into this world eight years... next...

What We Believe: The Doctrine of Justification (IV) – Its Enjoyment

In my previous articles on the doctrine ofjustification, I dealt with two issues: first, the nature ofjustification, what it is; and second, the ground or basis of our justification. Justification is God’s declaration or pronouncement... next...

In Spirit & Truth: The Danger of a Falling Church?

Introduction If possible, I wish to raise an alarm without being an alarmist. The Reformed theologian, J. H. Alsted (1588–1638) said that the doctrine of justification is the article of faith by which the church stands or falls. Of course... next...

Church & World July/August 2000

LONDON, England (EP) — A 150-page report to be published this month from the Evangelical Alliance of the United Kingdom (EAUK) says that Christians need to emphasize the doctrine of Hell. The Rev. Joel Edwards, general director of EAUK,... next...
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