John L Hoekwater

  • Each year during Holy Week - usually on Good Friday - I read through the book "We Call This Friday Good" - by the late Dr. Howard Hageman.  Hageman, who served as a pastor in the Reformed Church...

  • Phillip,

    At Many Peoples Church we carry a rollover benevolence fund that serves that purpose.  We initially set the fund up with $ 1,000.00.  Over the last 8 years since we began meeting...

  • Thanks Karl!

    Ruth and I have the same kind of anniversary in 5 days.  This year is will be 18 years since Annie moved to greater glory.  The hole her absence left is still huge - but as you...

  • Thanks Karl.

    You've described a practice that our classis has allowed to fade away.  I'm eager to hear stories from councils who were visited and found their visit helpful.  In what ways...

    posted on: Mining for Old Gold
  • Good morning from Chicago.

    Thanks for the Network.  I never miss scanning through each new post to see what might peak my interest.  

  • Thanks Drew.  We are going to get this kind of small group started at our church as well.

    John

  • Thanks Drew.

    I'm very interested in following your posts.   

  • Karl and Mark,

    Thanks.  Your reflections on 'moral illness' reminded me of listening to the 1O commandments every Sunday morning.  They were always read before the prayer of confession - as...

  • John,

    I appreciate your thoughts regarding my reflection on the flood.  Your response reminded me that believing Christians - perhaps Calvinists more than others -  have spent a lot of time...

  • Thanks Paul.

    I've often thought that, as children, learning the flood account in Sunday School, we were never taught about God's grief.  We learned about God's anger - though the account...