In the Day of His Justice Obediah

In the Ancient Near East when aking was captured the war wasover. The nation was conquered.King Nebuchadnezzar thought hehas brought about the demise to another nation. In his quest to expand his empire he had crushed anotherrebellion. He had... next...

Christian Education: Is It a Mess?

Introduction Public education has come increasingly under scrutiny by the government, the news media, and the public herself. Interestingly, the voice criticizing the failures of public education is no longer just the heckling of religious groups... next...

How Great the Fall

“When the woman saw that the fruit was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it” (Genesis 3:6). In... next...

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

II. The Attributes of God “...He is eternal, incomprehensible, invisible, immutable, infinite, almighty, perfectly wise, just, good, and the overflowing fountain of all good.” 1. Incommunicable Attributes We confess that God has... next...

Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul A Final Question Regarding Sanders’View of Second Temple Judaism

Is there a distinction between Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism? A final question that needs to be addressed to the new perspective’s treatment of Second Temple Judaism relates to the distinction between Old Testament and Second... next...

Looking Above A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ “Set Your Mind on Things Above”

It used to be said that Christians were “too heavenly minded to be any earthly good.” That critique no longer holds; in fact, it has been reversed. Far from being “too heavenly minded to be any earthly good,” Christians... next...

Popeye, Evangelism, and the Reformed Faith

I hate cooked spinach; always have, always will. Always looked to me like seaweed, and tasted just as bad. I blamed Popeye for it. The cartoon character with the forearms and the muscle-generating can of spinach caused many boys (and girls)... next...

God’s People, My Parish

It was another time and another place. I was just new to the ministry. One of the people that I began visiting regularly was a woman in her early sixties. She had never married and had very little family to speak of. We would visit and have... next...

Sound Bites The Outlook - 1974

January 1974 “One of the real dangers when facing this problem is that we will seek solutions which we will learn to regret. History ought to teach us a few things. Various ‘gimmicks’ have been used to increase attendance... next...

Christian Reformed Church Agenda for Synod, 2003

For those interested in the Christian Reformed Church the annual agenda provides a good read. Unfortunately most of the copies will go unread. There are some 443 pages in this year’s Agenda for Synod. One can hardly summarize them within... next...
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