In the Heidelberg Catechism, L.D. 17, we confess that the resurrection is very much part of our lives as believers. "....by his power, we too are already now resurrected to a new life."
"Jesus, keep me near the cross," we sing. It would not have suited us well that first Good Friday. Does it ever suit us?
The large crowd of spectators gave Him an enthusiastic welcome. They spread palm branches and garments on the road in his honor. Less than five days later, they shouted, "Crucify him, crucify him!"
In the age of Pinterest and Google, cookbooks are hardly practical. Yet there are stories found among the recipes and ingredients. What cookbooks or recipes have impacted you?
Dealing with regret is not easy. Regret tends to cling. What can we do about our regret…?
It's been an unusually cold and long winter. How does this affect people who have no regular income, people who have little income, and people who suffer?
Last month I promised I would do my share of the grocery shopping.The experience was a bit unnerving. I observed people whose lives are not easy.
Many continue to address the slaughter of the satirists in Paris. Almost all the angles have been covered except one: what does the Bible have to say about satire or extremely caustic remarks?
Many Christians have become increasingly uncomfortable with the way Christmas is celebrated, both by Christians and non-Christians. What do YOU think?
When the angel left, Mary was alone. To be alone…To have a burden and be alone…Mary pondered the message of the angel. She needed to talk with someone. Then she thought of her cousin Elizabeth...
Hearing what God is has done in someone’s life can be so uplifting and encouraging both for those giving the testimony and for those that are hearing it.
At this time of year, when we’re especially thinking about being grateful to God, how often is our focus almost exclusively on what God has done, instead of on who He is?
Have you heard of the Reformed person who says that since Abraham Kuyper said that "every square inch" of this world belongs to Christ, one must venture boldly into every sphere of life with the light of Christ? At first flush it sounds very good.
But what happens...
In the church we talk about the someone is “called" to be a minister, or elder, or deacon. I’ve been wondering, what difference does that make in how we search for a job, or how we hire employees?
How should a congregation respond to bullies?
What does a non-Bible reader think of the Old Testament?
I hated hearing those words as a boy trying to learn the game of chess, because I knew the game was over and I had lost again. As I observe our culture and the world we live in I sometimes get some of those same feelings—the game's over!
There was a time I felt that if we got our theology right, we would be one happy and united family. But I have come to see just how wrong that position is.
There were many more historical accounts written about and around the time of Jesus, how is it that only a select few made it through the "...given by inspiration of God..." filter, as expressly stated in 2 Timothy 3:16. What disqualified other anecdotes and writings?
Have you noticed the “shorthand” way people are using the word “because” now? Somehow, for me, it just works. I don’t know where it started but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was on Twitter. Here are several examples from Twitter:I'm just really excited for February 15th because chocolate...
I hardly come into The Network. And when I do today, I keep running into people's snarky comments toward one another. People are seeking help and clarification. They don't come to The Network to have their grammar corrected, be judged by people who don't have all the information, or see it...
Wow, the Irony of Global Warming Activists Stuck in Ice (Antarctica) in the middle of the Southern hemiphere's summer.
More specifically, who are the prophetic vocal-musical artists among us? Who is the person who speaks the Word to us through music? Who challenges our assumptions? Who questions our practices? Who calls us to repentance?
For the purposes of this conversation, let’s limit our search to...
This webinar was recorded on: Fri, 11/22/2013 This two-part webinar is an opportunity to explore the changing cultural dynamics inside and outside the CRC, and the effect they have on the churches we attend.
This webinar was recorded on: Tue, 11/19/2013 This two-part webinar is an opportunity to explore the changing cultural dynamics inside and outside the CRC, and the effect they have on the churches we attend.