Eric Van Dyken

  • Hello Veni,

    There are many hymns within the church that are derived from scripture, either loosely or strictly, but perhaps the most straightforward versification of the Bible is found in...

  • Hi Case,

    Thank you for offering your voice - it is needed and valuable.  

  • Hi Paul,

    One does not need a legalization of marriage to observe committed homosexual relationships, though I will agree that legalization does proliferate their visibility.   Many scholars...

  • Hi Daniel,

    It seems to me that Goheen made a much more nuanced argument about the historical and worldwide church than you are attributing to him.  I find it hard to read Goheen saying "...

  • Hi Paul,

    I think the Kinism matter is apples and oranges.  There is are no broad cultural forces pushing for acceptance of Kinism, nor are their swaths of the church pushing for its...

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  • Paul, that line of reasoning is valid to a degree, but has limitations on applicability unless we are willing to enter the realm of the absurd.  Does murder include the actual unlawful taking of a...

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  • If I am reading Christian Reformed Church Order Commentary by Henry DeMoor, are the thoughts of Henry DeMoor irrelevant to understanding what is written?

    "So it is whether the synod of the...

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  • It seems to me that Trevor was being descriptive, not pejorative.  He said "older", not "old" as you say.  He was actually, I think, referencing that this is an age-group that he would prefer to...

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  • Hi Henry,

    I hear your heart for unity and I honor it.  I acknowledge the pain and misery that you have seen caused by church splits and to a degree I echo those observations.  With that, I...

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  • "Pastors and elders will have room to maneuver in being pastoral and biblical in whatever circumstances their members find themselves."

    Ah, but therein lies the rub.  Pastors and elders...

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