Bill Vis

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CRC pastor since 1979.  Currently at Pine Grove Church in Howard City, MI.  Moving to Anchorage in July 2013

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Before You Fire Your Pastor

In light of the recent spate of Article 17 terminations, this is an article worth wide dissemination. I see far too many pastors being pushed out far too quickly for often ill-defined reasons. 

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  • When I am a guest in another church, I very much appreciate knowing what is coming next. I suspect that is true of guests in our churches as well. I can't think of any good way to communicate that...

  • Eric, it is certainly not my intent to impugn the Christian character of any of the authors. But I remain very concerned by the apparent embrace of Critical Theory by many of the CRC's leaders....

  • Nothing I said suggests that I would ever approve of such words, regardless of their target, and it's a bit insulting to suggest that I might.

    Maybe I'm feeling a little chippy today, but...

  • I was considering writing a note about why AOC might not have been the best person to use to make your point. But then I read:

    "I can't complete this reflection without saying something...

  • There is a very powerful private group on Facebook exclusively for Ministers of the Word and Commissioned Pastors in the CRCNA, or those from other denominations serving in CRCNA settings. If you...

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  • Absolutely no intention to question your integrity. Interesting that businesses that use dogs for security can deduct the expense. That provides more legal grounding than I had anticipated....

  • While I'm not an expert and I've never heard of anyone trying this, I strongly suspect that in an IRS audit you would lose this argument quickly, and be charged the appropriate back taxes and...

  • Part of the negative reaction may be related to the fact that the American Psychological Association has just issued guidelines declaring that what they call toxic masculinity is harmful:

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  • Kate, there must be something I don't understand about your financial reports, because what your former preparer says simply makes no sense to me. The purpose of a financial statement is normally...