March

The Sexual Revolution: Research and Reflection

Ever since the Sexual Revolution of the 60’s and the 70’s, western Christians have been tempted to retreat from traditional Biblical sexual ethics. Even if our personal practice has not changed, we have felt some pressure with regard... next...

An Outlook on Worship

As we near the end of the 20th century the Christian church in the States is undergoing a huge identity crisis. The things that we used to consider sacred are questioned at every turn and the things that were clearly out of bounds twenty years... next...

In Memoriam: Rev. Henry Vander Kam (1917–1996)

In the early afternoon of January 11, I, as a close friend of Henry Vander Kam, received notice that our brother, Henry Vander Kam, had the day before departed this life to be forever with the Lord in glory. He was born on November 8, 1917,... next...

Fruit Bearing Christians

Spring is approaching and many of us are taking inventory of our gardening tools, preparing flower beds and plowing the garden. No, an article from Farm Journal hasn’t slipped into the Outlook. I am not suggesting how to have a more successful... next...

The Dialect of Confessional Indifference

We have been spending time the past couple of months reflecting on common statements made pertaining to issues within the church that reveal a sense of confessional indifference. Here is another one. THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO WORSHIP Much... next...

Historic Pre-millenialism

In my previous article, introducing the subject of the millennium and various ntillennial views, I noted that one of the major types of views is often termed “premillennialism.” In this type of view, it is argued that Christ’s... next...

Toleration and Schism in the CRC

Toleration and schism. Toleration is one of the great virtues of our time. Toleration is a benevolent attitude to views or practices different from one’s own. The tolerant accept and cooperate with those who are distinct insome significant... next...

Lessons from Haggai (3): Haggai 1:2

Upon the Jews’ cessation of rebuilding the temple, they languished in complacency and indifference. The unfinished temple project was no longer a priority. The very reason for their having come back to Jerusalem was no longer even on their... next...

Deacons: Another Look at an Important Work

Periodically, it is important to revisit the basics of our work in the Lord’s church. Marriage partners should re-read Eph. 5:21ff; preachers should not neglect to preach on John 3:16 or Eph. 2:1–10 on a regular basis so as to remind... next...

Book Review: Studies in Calvin

W.H. Neuser, ed. Calvinus Sacrae Scripturae Professor: Calvin as Confessor of Holy Scripture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994 (277 pages, $ 24.99 US). Reviewed by N.H. Gootjes. No one doubts that Calvin, who lived more than four hundred years ago... next...
Outlook Index
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1951