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The Chicago Cubs: Suffering to Be Good

Even as a cynical observer, I’ll admit the 2016 Cubs’ season has been very impressive. And one reason they’ve nearly won me over is because they’ve been showing how good they are instead of telling me.

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Five Steps to Denominational Renewal - Part 3

I've noticed that people like me and congregations like mine have chosen one of three types of relationships with their denominations. The third group (the newest kid on the block) may not be readily apparent to most.

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Five Steps to Denominational Renewal - Part 1

Most pastors will acknowledge that the relationship between their congregations and their denominations is tethered by but a thread. One wonders if there's a future for denominations, and if so, what's the way forward?

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Out of the Mouth of Babes

Instead of dire predictions of storms and divisions, let’s put our heads together and talk, form relationships, and learn how to love one another, as God in Christ has loved us.

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With feet in "two boats:" A picture of......?

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 be applied to a person or a group of them who try to maintain an image of Biblical orthodoxy and who is thinking with a secular mindset at the same time. Joshua, Elijah, Jesus and James all encountered such thinking and addressed it as such. Maybe their wisdom might be helpful to the 2016 Synod. Joshua...
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God is calling for you to stand up for him!

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 remove God from our schools and government In a nation were the majority rules?? The majority is to afraid to stand up! The majority sits in silence while evil takes over! The majority will only fight for God if they can do it in a safe place ( church) where they pray to Him to fix it ! How can you expect God...
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Jesus Knew

There was a festival and it appears that His disciples were downtown Jerusalem. But Jesus took it upon himself to make this sick-call.

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Freedom of Expression

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. 

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A Minister of Uncommon Grace

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. 

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