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Del VanDenBerg

About Me: 

Once known on this esteemed web-place as "dutchoven" or more recently "montana dutchoven,"  I actually live in Montana.

Dutchoven? Well because I love to cook and teach others to cook in dutchoven "camp stoves;" and perhaps because to my knowledge I am the only person in the world to make a "choice" to be "dutch"- that being the case I am still "half-baked and in the oven yet."

Being a convert to "reformed thinking" (baptized into the church at age 8) I have for the past 55 years found a home in this church- riding the high edge of every changing wave, waxing my board so I can cut through the "foam" and "hang 10" no matter what any decision of Synod brings!

With an equally wonderful gal that shares my love of adventure and life, with children who have now given me the cutest grandchildren in the world...I am blessed:-)

Interests: 

Church Order, the Heidelberg Cat., and all that is CRCNA

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Oh, That Will Be Glory

After celebrating Easter, I am always left wondering what will happen to me after the Resurrection. Will I still be deaf? Either way, I can be joyful and content. 

Disability Concerns
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What Do You Hear?

I often wonder what it will be like as I perhaps enter into dementia someday and even face Alzheimer's. Perhaps my future will be like a house of mirrors with all the voices I have heard and will be hearing; playing tricks on me. But regardless of the outcome, I am confident I will be able to hear my Father's voice.

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Should we still practice "mutual censure" at Classis meetings?

This perhaps is a question for Henry DeMoor, but I would assume there are others who might like to give an opinion. Prior to the Church Order revision in '65, there was an article that required "mutual censure" at Classis meetings- Art. 43: At the close of the Classical, and other major assemblies, censure shall be exercised over those, who in the meeting have done something worthy of punishment, or who have scorned the admonition of the minor assemblies. VanDellen and Monsma explain in their commentary this censure is done by the assembly and not the president or consistories as two other...
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Where can I find information about a Classis Prayer Coordinator?

Classis Yellowstone's Prayer Coordinator retired, and as Stated Clerk I am attempting to encourage another individual to take up the task. Now as I begin to reacquaint myself with the Prayer Coordinator ministry, I have be browsing the CRCNA & Home Mission's webpages for more information. Classis Renewal has been a good source in the past, but I hesitate to refer anyone to that website since it boldly proclaims- " This section of our site is being retired, and information may be dated... " Now that really is not good " marketing " for someone who is thinking or planning to get involved...
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