Sound Bites -1987

January 1987 “Pro-life voters are often criticized for being single issue voters. But, is there any issue more basic than life itself?” Needed: Christian Activists Laurie Vanden Heuvel February 1987 “Matthew 18 applies to... next...

Evaluating the New Perspective on Paul (14) – “Justification and a Final Judgment According to Works” (Part One)

In the course of our exposition of the new perspective on Paul, we noted the important role played by E. P. Sanders’ treatment of Second Temple Judaism. According to Sanders, the Judaism of the apostle Paul’s day taught and practiced... next...

Report on the URCNA (Part 2)

The Overtures It seems best to continue by dealing with the overtures in the order in which they appeared in the agenda. Overtures 1 and 2 were brought with the intention of changing the church order in very specific ways. Overture #1, coming... next...

Pete deBoer A Review of the 2004 Canadian Reformed Churches Synod (Chatham)

General Synod Chatham 2004 of the Canadian Reformed Churches existed for two weeks (Feb.10 – 21, 2004). The delegates had been chosen by regional Synods East and West, but most certainly felt themselves appointed by God to deliberate and... next...

The Riches Of The Reformed Faith (I): Introduction

As we begin this series of studies entitled, “The Riches of the Reformed Faith”, I would like to share two preliminary principles with you. First of all, please know that throughout this series it is by no means my intention to “bash”... next...

Looking Above – A Series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ “The Church in the Midst of the World: In Danger of Being Led Astray” Revelation 2:18-29

Given the many warnings found in the New Testament concerning heresy creeping into the church (Acts 20:28–30; Galatians 1:6; 1 Timothy 4:1–2; 2 Timothy 4:25; 2 Peter 2:1–3; Jude 4), we should not be surprised to find such a... next...

Public Schools are Cheaper

The title of this editorial is often given as an excuse by parents for passing up Christian education for their children. It seems to be a self-evident statement of truth and the very essence of common sense. After all, public education is free... next...

Praising God

“Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord. Praise the Name of the Lord.” Psalm 113:1 Psalm 113 occupies a special place in the Psalter, the book of worship for the nation of Israel. It is the first part of what is called... next...

We Confess – An Exposition & Application of the Belgic Confession Article 15: Of Original Sin

“I’ll show you all the beauty you possess, if you only let yourself believe that we born innocent…” I can hear my radio now, as Sarah McLachlan catechizes American culture with her mantra that we are inherently beautiful... next...

The Anointed Savior [I]

“I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18) Many people may think that the name “Christ”... next...
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