May-June

“I Am the Bread of Life”: A Devotional on John 6:35

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” —John 6:35 Our focus in this series will be on the seven “I Am” statements... next...

Archaeology: Friend or Foe of Biblical History?

Even before Indiana Jones wooed a generation of young people into pursuing careers in ancient history, archaeology was grabbing the world’s attention. The drama-laden story of Lord Carnarvon’s several-week journey to join Charles... next...

Control Your Tongue

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. (James 1:26) In a previous article, I sought to show what it means to be “slow to speak” according... next...

God Has Spoken to Us

Have you ever had that experience of not seeing or knowing something, but then as we sometimes say, “the light goes on”? When our children were babies they could not process how their mom or dad were gone one moment but there the... next...

Bible Studies on Ezra Lesson 1: The Return from Exile

As you and I peruse the pages of Holy Writ, there are four fundamental questions we should always keep in the forefront of our minds: What is God doing in this passage? What is God saying in this passage? How are God’s people responding... next...

The Log of Conservatism

Introduction In this series of articles, I am seeking to call our confessionally Reformed churches to humble self-examination, which is just another way of echoing Paul’s exhortation to “test everything; hold fast what is good”... next...

What Is a Three-Year-Old Doing in Church?

What is a three-year-old doing in a church service? Really, it can seem hard for a thirteen-year-old to gain something from the service, so why bring in a young child? Isn’t there a better place for children? They might be disruptive,... next...

The Foundations of Facebook

An average of 1.04 billion people see this question every day.1 It’s the welcoming query of Facebook, a social media platform designed to help people around the world stay in touch. It’s an invitation to post something personal on... next...

An Introduction to the Ministry of IRBC: Our Founding Elders’ Concern About the Corrupted Elements of Culture

In upcoming issues, I hope to present to The Outlook’s valued readership some introductory-level instruction in biblical counseling philosophy and methodology. The instruction that will be provided is based on the training model we use... next...

Desideratum—A United Reformed Church

Although adopted into our English language, the word desideratum, as used in the title above, is Latin and may be somewhat unfamiliar. Why use it then? Because I can think of no other single word that says it all — that is, all that I... next...
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