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...
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...
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...
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.posted on: Just Say 'Hi' (you might win a prize!)
Thanks Drew. We are going to get this kind of small group started at our church as well.
Johnposted on: Sermon Based Small Group Experiment
I'm very interested in following your posts.posted on: Sermon Based Small Group Experiment
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...posted on: Mental Illness or Moral Illness?
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...posted on: The Genesis Flood and the Gospel Narrative
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...posted on: The Genesis Flood and the Gospel Narrative