I am retired and in the third year of service as an elder. Was a delegate to Synod 2013 and appointed Sergeant at Arms. Am an alumnus of Calvin College, class of '65, and taught German there for 4 years. I returned to the CRC fold after living many years in areas without a nearby CR congregation -- Springfield IL and Jefferson City MO. Was elected to Session (church council) at First Presyterian Church in Springfield, the Abraham Lincoln Family Church with its LIncoln family pew. My second career - after college-level teaching, involved many years as a legislative liaison, public policy analyst/research, and governmental relationship specialist in both public and private sectors.
Many and varied. Am writing personal memoirs.
Doug -- Three questions:
(1) Why not extend your commentary to include the next two verses, Romans 13:5-7 ?
(2) Given the vast differences between the cultural context in the First...view
What example would you have used, Doug?posted on: #CRClistens: Be Excellent to One Another
"Lord, Forgive Our Presumptions!" (See committee report, Section V., Principles, V.E. admonishing us not to be presumptuous re "intimate sexual relations." and thereby assuming sinful behavior...view