March-April

NAPARC Churches Continued Free Reformed Churches of North America (FRCNA)

The Free Reformed Churches of North America is made up of nineteen congregations, with most of them located in Canada in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. Two congregations are in the United States, one in New Jersey and one in Michigan,... next...

Bavinck the Dogmatician The Person of Christ (1)

In prior articles on Herman Bavinck’s extensive treatment of the doctrine of sin, I noted that Bavinck treats the doctrine of sin as a kind of backdrop to his exposition of the biblical doctrine of salvation through the person and work... next...

This Is My Outlook Prayer Day: Priority or Pitfall

There it is in the church bulletin. The elders have announced that somewhere in the middle of the week they are calling the congregation to gather for Prayer Day. Some churches observe this day in March, others in May. Somehow it always takes... next...

NAPARC Churches Continued Reformed Church of Quebec / L’Eglise Reformee du Quebec (ERQ)

The ERQ is a small federation of churches in the Canadian province of Quebec ministering to the French-speaking people of that area. History French Reformers, also called Huguenots, had much to do with the founding of Canada. Huguenot settlers... next...

Clash over Worldviews An Analysis of the Ham/Nye Debate

Creation was on the media’s radar again recently, thanks to the announcement that US media personality Bill Nye (best known for his TV show, Bill Nye the Science Guy) would go head-to-head in a debate with creationist Ken Ham at the Creation... next...

Living Membership: Belonging in the Body of Christ

Why do you go to church? All right, this may be a silly question. There are plenty of obvious answers: to worship God, to strengthen your faith, to fellowship with other believers—all good motives. If you’re honest with yourself,... next...

Does God Like Me on Facebook? (Part 2) The Next Generation

In the previous installment of this column, I suggested that we can glorify God on Facebook only if we can honestly thank him for it. I mentioned three areas in particular that might lead us to that conclusion: communicating and receiving information... next...

The Importance of Prayer The Story of What It Means to Be a God-Fearing Man

As we take a close look at the prayers recorded in Nehemiah, we will learn some important things about the nature of true prayer and its contents. We will see different kinds of prayers and discover that Nehemiah and the postexilic saints are... next...

Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary: An Interview with Rev. Nathan Brummel

In the May/June 2012 issue of The Outlook, Henry Gysen introduced our readers to Divine Hope Reformed Bible Seminary. The seminary is within the walls of the Danville Correctional Center in Danville, Illinois. The seminary’s professor,... next...

Bible Studies on Romans Lesson 33: Paul Reflects on His Work Romans 15:14–33

It the end of Romans 14, Paul has finished the official teaching part of his epistle to the church that meets in Rome. Having laid out the full doctrine of salvation, Paul appears almost hesitant to end the epistle. He seems to close the epistle... next...
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