Don Cowart

About Me: 

Member and ordained CRC, but serving as Pastor of Church of the Cross RCA, Modesto CA

  • Be aware that if you are an American, serve in Canada and open an RRSP and then move back to the U.S., RRSP's are not counted as retirement accounts by the U.S. or the states.   There are also...

  • My first church was in Canada and loved the experience.  Just be aware of certain things if you wish to return to the U.S. which no one warned me about:

    1.  You must file income tax returns...

  • Thanks Kieth, the security company calls you and you have to check it out and call the police yourself.  The security company will send someone at a charge.  The police are too over worked to...

  • Thanks for the answer.  I never do anything without having the law clearly behind me (part of the reason for my question), so integrity is not at issue here.  I was merely asking because according...

  • In Bible days there was the morning and evening sacrifice.  This was daily.  The synagogue had a service at the beginning and end of the Sabbath (Friday night and then again on Saturday) which...

  • Hey, I'm CRC but serve the RCA in Modesto CA so we might not meet your qualifications.  We have a community garden year round (about 130 plots).  Nearly all of the gardeners are from the community...

  • I think it is unwise (and more anabaptist than reformed) to say that a person who has fallen is unsuitable to ever serve again in the same or a different capacity.  If that were the case, Jesus...

  • I appreciate the points you make but I still do have some reservations.  There is definitely a difference between baptism and the Lord's Supper.  Sometimes I think we impose a sacramental...

    posted on: Invited
  • If emotional overtones disqualify the word "wrath", I guess we'll also have to be looking for a replacement for the word "love".  Besides the emphasis on satisfaction doesn't stand on its own (in...

  • Both God and the person wishing to profess her faith are important and the pastoral challenge is not to offend either.  I always underline that baptism is a sign of God's claim on a person.  God's...