John Calvin, like many Reformers, recounted how God reached out to him in grace and took him from a life of religiosity.
John Calvin wrote the preface for his cousin's translation of the Bible from Hebrew and Greek into French. Here he enthuses on the benefits of Christ in a fashion not unlike a lover waxing eloquent on the wonders of the beloved.
Before moving overseas, I read newsletters of cross cultural workers and thought something along the lines of Well, that’s interesting. Now that I live overseas, I realize newsletters are filled with code words.
What kind of theology is behind the way you and I do outreach?
In this short piece, I will highlight four books that have been helpful in sermon preparation on the miracles of Jesus, a subject which occupies about 20% of the contents of the Gospels.
How will delegates to Synod 2019 theologically deliberate on overture #6?
In a family, decisions are made with how we use our time, how we spend our money, and how we rank our priorities. How does this look on the mission field? Here are some thing we learned.
In this piece, I hope to clarify some confusion about the discontinuity between Christianity and other religions and try to highlight some ways that Reformed Christians think about this.
Behind the scenes of the more visible work of the church is the question, “How do we relate to the realities around us?” A related question is, "What difference does the timeless Gospel make in the time and place where we find ourselves?"
"Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary." This statement has been used as a good excuse not to use words in verbal witness. A closer look at the data, however, suggests that Paul and the apostles may have amended the phrase.
If I might, I would take the Areopagus address in Acts 17 as an example:
a. As much as the apostle Paul was incensed at the idolatry of the Athenians, he still...
You have encouraged your readers to do some background reading. I have been doing some.
First of all I went to the Sabeel website. I was quite amazed at how open they...
Nick, my intention was not to impugn ill motives, but to highlight the fact that motives are a powerful driver of decisions. A friend suggested that I look into the area of "virtue-signaling...
Thank you for your collective responses. If I may, I think they can be grouped into a few categories:
a. An awareness that not all is well in that part of the...
Thanks Bev. Beautiful music.
I pray that the collaboration that Seeds of Hope is promoting will serve as an antidote to the absolute abuse of Palestinian children as shown by Palestinian...
It goes without saying that talk is cheap. As you will notice I suggested that I advocated that the quote supposedly attributed to St. Francis could and should be re-read...
Thank you Ronald.
Blessings in Christ
From the post, you can see that I fully agree that Jesus is the only one who can fill the God-shaped vacuum that we have. Also, with Calvin I fully agree that each and...
Good day Peter:
Yours is certainly a provocative question: "Are there any good, Christian agencies under the CRCNA banner that are just doing the work of Christ in the world, without...posted on: Donation to CRCNA Agency?
Isn't it curious that the journal where this article was hosted is of Southern Baptist origin. Yet, the author comes across more Reformed than many Reformed people. That is...