June

Spirit Wars in the Third Millenium

MARCH, 1997 When the moon is in the seventh house And Jupiter aligns with Mars, Then peace will guide the planets And love will steer the stars. This is the dawning ofthe age of Aquarius. (from the smash-hit musical HAIR, 1967) The eschatological... next...

Teaching Values with Proverbs and Plaques

Spiritual and moral values are learned and caught by the younger generation from parents, teachers, and adults in general in many different ways, some through intentional teaching and some unconsciously. Therefore, we are never able to totally... next...

Christian Reformed Synod 1997

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church is scheduled to meet for its annual session from June 14–21, 1997, at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This will be the first time that the synod will meet for just one week – from... next...

Beware of the Small Print!

Those who have ever gone through the process of obtaining a mortgage know what a fearful prospect a “closing” can be. A large number of documents are produced, written in legalese (and therefore incomprehensible to the lay reader),... next...

Machen and the Menace of Modernism (II)

When J. Gresham Machen wrote Christianity and Liberalism in 1923, the book was not the sort that would win friends or advance his career. He pulled no punches. Machen's thesis that liberalism was “unChristian” infuriated many Protestants... next...

Music in the Church (VI): Soli Deo Gloria

In this series of articles we have isolated one fundamental element in the church’s worship—music—and we have attempted to examine and evaluate. In doing this we have looked out at the texts and tunes of our hymns and at ways... next...

The Eastern Orthodox Doctrine of Salvation (II)

Last month the author disclosed the Eastern Orthodox contention that although man bears responsibility for his personal sins, he does not bear the guilt of Adam’s sin. This has ramifications for the Eastern Orthodox teaching concerning... next...

Aaron’s Oil and Mountain Dew

A Report of Classis Midwest of the United Reformed Churchs in North America Psalm 133—Behold, how good and how pleasant it isfor brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard,... next...

Biblical Foundations for the Ministry of Mercy

In the most recent issues, this column has focused most of its attention on the work of the elder. I’ve argued for a focus on shepherding the flock by building strong men of God and by cultivating a growing knowledge of the Bible. It’s... next...

Heart Words

What ifs come so easy, so often when the body is cold. Erupting from hearts, spewing from lips, yet like chasing wind. We live by grace: not by our wisdom but by His folly;1 not by “if only I...” but “because He...” Whys are... next...
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