A Bangladeshi once described one of his countrymen as "having his feet in two boats." With this word picture he was showing the effect of trying to juggle two divergent opinions by trying to serve two masters at the same time (Matt. 6:24) and the likelihood of capsizing. This same picture could...
Eighty-three percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians. Most of the rest, 13 percent, have no religion. That leaves just 4 percent as adherents of all non-Christian religions combined — Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and a smattering of individual mentions.
How is it possible to...
As we examine the following select 20 Biblical personal interactions we observe that the Bible makes radical distinctions between how different receptors were addressed.
There was a festival and it appears that His disciples were downtown Jerusalem. But Jesus took it upon himself to make this sick-call.
The CRC has always been concerned about sounding a biblical testimony in the face of society’s moral issues. Yet even among Christians there are many differences of view-point.
As we go into a new year, I'd like to take a moment to pause on the memory of Rev. Ed Dosbon. Ed was a brother to all who met him, a favorite speaker, and a trusted counselor to pastors.
In the book of Numbers, sins which were unintentional and those that were intentional were treated differently. Even with some who sinned intentionally there was the option for repentance, but with the flaunting deliberate "high-handed" sin the most severe punishment was meted out. This is why...
It is a busy time of year. But it is also a season of reflection. As we think to the future, can we be optimistic? King David was confident to see God's goodness in the land of the living. Are you?
From Simeon, “a man in Jerusalem”, we can learn how to celebrate the coming of the Son of God: with depth and breadth.
Undoubtedly you have seen the billing for events such as "a conversation about XYZ topic", or the Network's report on "synodical listening sessions", and an "interfaith dialogue." All of these have the potential to be informative and relation building events, as well as events where the intent...
At what point should the church speak out when political parties advocate notions that are clearly unbiblical?
It seems almost unimaginable to us to recognize in this humble woman the Mother of our Lord. And yet it is clear that Mary had a very unique role.
One cannot escape the impression that Joseph was a quiet, caring and thoughtful man. In these competitive days the world needs more Josephs.
For the last six or seven years, I have had the challenging situation of dealing with/living with/dialoguing with a special interest group in the global Church. This group swears allegiance to Biblical orthodoxy, uses the name Jesus frequently, and gives passionate appeals to the fact that they...
The Webster Dictionary tells us that 'to thank' comes from the same root as 'to think'. Therefore, thankfulness is a habit and a practice that can grow.
Our friends at Think Christian are pretty “geeked” about Star Wars. In fact, they have written a new ebook about it that tackles interesting ideas about hope, the theme of rebirth, and more.
These last several weeks world news has reported so much violence, cruelty, death and suffering. How can we respond? I Corinthians 13 presents a blueprint.
Remembrance Day (Canada) and Veterans Day (U.S.) is observed on the 11th day of the 11th month of each year to mark the date of Armistice Day, the day when armies stopped fighting World War I on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. in 1918.
One feature that we all share is the fact that we have a name. Names matter. Jesus, too, was concerned about the names of people whom He met during His life on earth.
Twisting through the most barren and mountainous parts of China, it was reported that building the Great Wall of China took more than a million lives. Do we also seek security at a high cost?
God’s servants must be prepared to accept risks, inconvenience and opposition. In all of this, the Lord Jesus shows us the way. He did not object to being delegated to earth to suffer for sinners.
Is it possible, given our preference of heart-knowledge over head-knowledge, that we, too, are at risk of abandoning our long and strong tradition of intellectual exploration?
This webinar addresses theological and practical questions about spiritual warfare, such as: Can a believer be demonically oppressed? Are there dangers involved?
I asked a social worker: “What is your working life mostly about?” “Trouble”, she said.
I think it's safe to conclude that being offendable is a sign of weakness - one I have succumbed to on countless occasions. Yet why are so many people eager to claim that they have been offended?