March

An Old Concept in New Garb (A critique of The Fourth Day by Howard Van Till and its implications for the church)

In the following article, Mrs. Groenendyk, after explaining the idea of “adiaphora,” discusses two main ideas: (1) Howard Van Till’s “Adiaphora Strategy” in The Fourth Day, and (2) Van Till's “Adiaphora Strategy”... next...

A Clear Model in a Confusing Time

The condition of the CRC is confusing at best. Challenges to the Bible’s teaching on its own inerrancy, on women in office, on creation, the feminization of God, abortion and homosexuality are being raised constantly. The pew wonders if... next...

Pilgrims among Pagans Studies from I Peter: Lesson 13 – Encouragements to Persevere under Persecution

Key Verse: “Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.” 1 Peter 4:19 The theme of suffering trials at the hands of unbelievers is one of the central... next...

Pilgrims among Pagans Studies from I Peter: Lesson 14 – Shepherding Elders Serve Pilgrim Survival

1 Peter 5:1–5 Key Verse: “...and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not lade away.” 1 Peter 5:4 The letter of 1 Peter was written to a number of churches throughout Asia Minor, each... next...

The Hermeneutical Downward Spiral: Women’s Ordination, Homosexuality and Abortion—With a glance at the PC (USA)

In this issue the author begins a series of three articles dealing with the henneneutical downward spiral. This month he examines the roots of this spiral in the Enlightenment of three hundred years ago. In the second article he will trace the... next...

Pardon Me While I Quote You Correctly

In January the trustees (formerly Synodical Interim Committee) of the Christian Reformed Church in North America(CRCNA) sent a letter to members of their denomination. In that letter the trustees “observed with increasing disappointment... next...

Fighting Words

At a recent Redeemer College faculty meeting, we talked about the antithesis. The context was a discussion of Reformed emphases and distinctives in our curriculum—how best to introduce and reinforce them. During the meeting we also talked... next...

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

The Bible’s teaching about the “intermediate state,” the condition of believers between death and the resurrection of the body at Christ’s return, has been subject historically to differing viewpoints. Though there has... next...

Church & World: Top Christian Reformed Board Writes Entire CRC Membership in Response to “Negative Networking”

Grand Rapids, MI (January 26, 1994) RBPS – In a letter sent to each family in the 311,000-member Christian Refonned denomination, the CRC’s top denominational board reported that it has “observed with increasing disappointment... next...
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