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...

Classis Southwestern Ontario 

Classis Southwestern Ontario met at the Living Water Reformed Church in Brantford, Ontario, on March 12, 2014. Due to inclement weather, some delegates were late, and others were unable to attend. Rev. Greg Bylsma, pastor of the convening church,... next...

Classis Ontario East

Classis Ontario East met at the Wellandport URC in Wellandport, Ontario, on March 20, 2014. The chairman was Rev. Joel Dykstra of Wellandport URC. Vice-chairman Rev. Norm Van Eeden Petersman opened the meeting with devotions taken from Psalm... next...

Classis Michigan of the United Reformed Churches

On March 11, 2014, the 42nd meeting of Classis Michigan was hosted by Faith United Reformed Church of West Olive, Michigan. Twenty-four delegates from the twelve area URC churches joined together in Faith’s sanctuary for the deliberations... next...

Press Release CERCU/CCU November 2013

The annual meeting of the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC) once again provided a venue for representatives of the United Reformed Churches in North America (URCNA) and the Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC) to meet and... 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...

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...

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...
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