Eric Van Dyken

  • Hi Jim,

    Following are a few standard definitions:

    Raffle: a lottery in which the prize is won by one of numerous persons buying chances.

    Gamble: to play a game for money or...

  • Mark,

    I appreciate your approach.

  • "I sadly think the CRCNA and the Banner have contributed to the current polarization and divisiveness"

    Truth has been spoken, even if it is not heard. 

  • The CRC's approach in this arena is nothing less than simply parroting and following the world's conversation.  It is sad to see the divisiveness promoted by denominational employees in the name...

  • You're going with the "they did it too" defense? 

  • If you fundamentally disagree with them, feel free to express that.  What Dan is objecting to is your assigning of the dual motivations of hatred and fear, which you cannot know and which fly in...

  • Hi Dan,

    I appreciate your perspective here.  Having emotions/empathy inform and season our judgments rather than rule them is wise advice, I believe.  Of course that has to be balanced with...

  • James,  your description of churches being guilty of prejudice against women as they simply aim to please and obey God in faithfulness to His Word (as recognized by the denomination) is...

    posted on: Pastor Prejudice
  • Follow-up question: Must a desire to show "our gratitude to God by obeying his law" necessarily be characterized as "emphasizing a return to the law" or necessarily "[turn] the practice of...

  • Matthew, I have a discussion question: Given Calvin's three uses of the law included that "It admonishes believers and urges them on in well-doing", how would you differentiate an unhealthy "...