June

The Glory of the Impossible

It was during my first year at the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA, that I was spending a quiet Saturday afternoon in its library and discovered a book that attracted my attention. It dealt with missions to Muslims.... next...

Team Service for the Lord

Conscious of a “calling” to serve the Lord with our lives, it was understood from day one that we would be a team. We set out for Syria with that in mind; but it was five years before we settled down to our life’s work in Chicago... next...

No Place for Truth

David Wells, a very distinguished Reformed theologian, has written a very important book—perhaps the most important Christian book of 1993. The book is entitled No Place for Truth or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? The book... next...

What is Coming Up at the Christian Reformed Synod 1994?

The Synod of the Christian Refanned Church will meet for its annual session, beginning on June 14, with a prayer service for synod to be held the previous evening in the Westview CRC of Grand Rapids, Michigan. As usual, synod will meet on the... next...

God’s Word – What’s It Saying?

What’s happening in the CRC—is anyone aware? Or maybe, we’ve been lulled to sleep—does anyone care? Whatever the case, lack of concern, thought or feeling, It’s not only our church, but God’s Word, with which... next...

Local Option: A Convenient Fiction

Reading through the recently published Agenda for Synod 1994 of the Christian Reformed Church, I was once again struck, in perusing a communication from Classis Lake Erie, how prominent a role the idea of local option continues to play in the... next...

Holtrop’s Hypothesis (II) – Or Some Questions About: Philip C. Holtrop’s The Bolsec Controversy on Predestination, From 1551 to 1555

8. What does Oberman say Holtrop is up to? In his “Foreword” Oberman writes, “This study is at once courageous and significant. It is courageous because Philip Holtrop brings an ‘ugly Calvin’ out of the closet....”... next...

Discipline: Prosecution or Pastoring?

The last two articles in this monthly column have looked at the first two of the “marks of the true church” identified by John Calvin, with a view to inquiring into the elders’ responsibility to these commitments. In this article... next...

What Builds Love in the Home?

As a devotional exercise for the month, reflect on each of the fifteen ideas listed for two days. Record your insights and share them with a friend! What Builds Love? A growing understanding of I Corinthians 13 and Ephesians 4 • An increasing... next...

The Bible and the Future: The Intermediate State (III)

Students of the Protestant Reformation are acquainted with the story of Johann Tetzel, the German monk and seller of indulgences who provoked Luther’s ire and decision to affix his ninety-five theses to the door of the Castle church in... next...
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