March-April

Why Your Church Needs a New Psalter Hymnal

What do you think of the OPC and URCNA’s proposed Psalter Hymnal? As the URCNA synod faces the final vote on a nearly twenty-year-long project, across our federation it seems as though the jury is still out. Many ministers, musicians,... next...

Are Roman Catholic Baptisms Valid?

Introduction A few years ago a young woman named Sarah wanted to become a member of the congregation I pastored. She grew up in a Roman Catholic family. We sat down together with a couple of others and studied the Heidelberg Catechism as part... next...

The Certainty of Scripture

I remember the first time I sprained my ankle playing basketball. I had been free of injury and flying high until it happened. Initially the pain of a first ankle sprain was excruciating. But what was worse was the aftereffect. Not knowing what... next...

The Log of Familiarism

Introduction Pastor and author Kevin De Young has compared the danger of familiarity within worship to watching a flight attendant give the pre-flight instructions. You know the routine: how to properly buckle your seatbelt and what to do in... next...

Lenten Message: Awake, O Sword

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith Jehovah of hosts. —Zechariah 13:7a (KJV) In this Lenten season we are called to give particular attention to the passion and death of our Savior. The above... next...

Be Quick to Hear, but Slow to Speak

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak . . . (James 1:19) Have you ever wondered why God gave us two ears but only one tongue? “Some people say that’s because He wanted us to spend twice... next...

Regarding Tepic, Tacos, and Time: The Gospel in Tepic, Mexico

[Some of you may remember the first third of this article, as it was written for a recent edition of the URCNA Trumpet.] ¡Saludos en el Nombre del Señor Jesucristo! Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! We are a small... next...

The URCNA Church Order

The church order of any denomination or federation is only as beneficial as the integrity of the churches that have covenanted to abide by the articles they have mutually adopted. The Christian Reformed church order recognized this commitment... next...

A Layman Lauds His Pastor

We laymen have many obligations to our pastors. We must pray for them, and most of us do. We must check up on their preaching and teaching after the manner of the Bereans, who, having heard the apostle Paul, searched the Scriptures daily to... next...

Christ’s Kingship in All of Life: Butchers, Bakers, and Candlestickmakers in the Service of Christ (3)

In two previous articles on the topic of “Christ’s Kingship in All of Life,” I offered a summary of what is known today as the “two kingdom/natural law” view. According to this view, Christians live in two kingdoms,... next...
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