Church of the Living Dead

On Halloween lots of lively kids pretend to be dead. Many dress up like skeletons, ghosts, or goblins. Others get more graphic and wear a mask of a murder victim oozing fake blood, or they find some other hideous way to look dead. When they’re... next...

Guardians of God’s Possessions: Managing Money Wisely to Free Resources for the Kingdom

This spring a front page article in The Washington Times highlighted the growing problem Americans have with money management. A coalition of more than 80 finandal and consumer groups is lobbying states and the federal government to add personal... next...

Sola Scriptura

All scripture is given by inspiration ofGod, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16–17... next...

Pollution – A Deeper Dimension

There is no one, least of all the Christian, who does not share the concern of recent years regarding the environment—the pollution of the air, streams and lakes. When the children of God sit down with the Bible and quietly contemplate... next...

Making An Impact on Others

This has been an interesting summer. It started with a 5,200-mile family vacation through the wild west (from the Badlands of South Dakota to glacier National Park in Montana) to an attempted theft of our car in Atlanta to my 30th high school... next...

What’s the Attraction?

“What is it that attracts Westerners to Islam?” This question was raised by one of the students at Westminster Theological Seminary in California, during the two-week interim class on “Current Issues in Missions” and... next...

Soul in the Balance

In his book “Earth in the Balance,” Vice President Al Gore positions himself as something of a scientific expert. But recently on “Meet the Press,” Gore showed that he has an enormous hole in his moral ozone layer. Responding... next...

Feed My Lambs: Covenant Ties

Many Christian homes are battlegrounds rather than sanctuaries of grace. Many Christian marriages are hollow. Many parents are panicstricken about raising children in our postmodern culture and many are heartbroken over choices their children... next...

The Shepherd’s Staff: A Call to Encourage

Bob was chairman of the evangelism committee at 1st Reformed Presbyterian Church. He had taken the position with great enthusiasm, wanting to serve his Lord and help his church honor the Great Commission. He had held the position for 7 years,... next...

What We Believe: The Doctrine of Justification (V) – Can a Lonely Faith Justify? The Teaching of James (Part B)

What is the question? As a seminary professor, I often have the task of evaluating student papers. In doing so, I have come to recognize that a good paper ordinarily has a clear statement of the question it addresses. Thus, one of the basic... next...
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