Beyond Style Wars: Recovering the Substance of Worship

Last Sunday, when the members of our young church gathered for two services, more than three hundred people attended. Seventy eager believers crowded into our new members’ class. Worship that day was what most of us would call formal:... next...

The Way of the Wise: Teaching Teenagers about Sex (Part 3)

A THREE-FOLD PLAN FOR HELPING TEENS Prevention: Responsibly Educating our Teens It is important to place sexuality in the context of a larger Christian world and life view. These perspectives lend sense and order to the practical sexual agenda... next...

Surviving the Y2K Panic

While President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous statement about the Great Depression, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” doesn't fit as an analysis for the Y2K computer bug, it may be coming close. Disruptions from the... next...

Facing Up to the Immoral Majority

Twenty years after the emergence of the socalled “Religious Right” on the American political radar screen, it is time to assess the impact and future prospects of the greatest political-religious movement since Prohibition. How close... next...

What is Grace?

When I was a boy growing up in East Texas, we lived near some railroad tracks. In those days, homeless men (whom we called hoboes) often rode the rail cars from town to town. Occasionally, one of those men would show up at our front door and... next...


Life is filled with struggles, each day a brand new test. We learn new things from others while striving for our best. In competition always, we often come up short, Whether failing on a test, or losing on the court. Excellence is hard to find,... next...

Feed My Lambs: As the Twig is Bent (II)

Last month we observed the fact that just as a young fruit tree needs to be attached to a stake in order to grow straight and tall, even so a child needs to be attached to the standard of the Word of God applied. I say applied because, although... next...

In Spirit & Truth: The Sabbath and Worship

In the last issue of The Outlook we looked at the need for a revival of the Sabbath among Reformed people in our time. Since writing that article I observed a billboard the message of which reinforced my conviction that a Sabbath revival is... next...

Peacemaking (IV)

...if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23–24)... next...

Church & World: The Christian Reformed Synod of 1999

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church is scheduled to meet for its annual session from June 12–19, 1999. Instead of its usual meeting place at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, this Synod will gather on the campus of Redeemer... next...
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