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Alex Krikke

About Me: 

Member of Tinity CRC - Old Martindale Rd, St. Catharines ON CA  Lifetime invested in CRC membership but not without questions.

 

  • In my devotions this morning I came across Luke 22: 25-27 in “The Passion Translation” (TPT) the reading of that passage should help in pastors Bob’s search or longing to seek the fruit of his...

  • Here’s my thought. Talking about one’s Success = pride. Pride means we seek a bit of the glory that rightfully belongs only to God.  Been there. I was called to be a police officer. I did not “...

  • I think St. Francis made the point that actions speak louder than words. In your opening paragraph you appear to be disputing that premise, then use 19 pages to suggest words take precedence over...

  • So, the author seems to have gone to great lengths to justify using words in communication. Well and good. I think though, that he misses the point of the words attributed to St.Francis of Assisi...

  • Sid, I too wonder about the efficacy of assessing fruitfulness in rotational ministry basis. (The 2020 assessment).   My mind drifts back a number of years when our CRC leadership thought it wise...

  • I guess I might be considered one of the FIRE adherents. I retired one day before my 51st birthday from a police force. Having said that, I did not plan for any of this. Senior advisors...

  • So, I’ve been an elder or deacon pretty close to ten times during my 72 years. Years ago, it was common practice to have two elders making a home visit. Then we decided for expedience, single...

  • I agree that the "bar is somewhat high for leadership staff in any church, but I see that as a goal rather than a qualification. 

    However, I have seen many persons who served faithfully...

  • We as Elders serve for three year periods, then we are out - have nothing to do with the administration of the church. One day you are esteemed as an Elder, the next, (after your term is up) you...

  • I have served as elder in a number of CRC's and have been involved with many Home Visits. My observation is that responses to these visits are by and large contrived, failing to glean from the...