If Graham is the model of political correctness, then I say to CRC clergy and members, "Say whatever you want. It is ok." Right?
Larry Van Essen
retired CRC pastor
I am a member of Visalia CRC's worship team and have been very interested in evangelism since I served as a Home missionry for 20 years. I continue to monitor the CRCNA's growth via evangelism.
I am a presenter on mental illness and have written This Poison Called Depression
I am a donor relations associate with World Renew
This past week (May 29) Franklin Graham was in Fresno, CA, conducting a so-called prayer rally. He urged Christians to pray for politicians. But he became political when he said California was in trouble.
What do my fellow pastors think could be appropriate responses to the vulgar and racist remarks by the President of the United States?
I decided in church yesterday that whatever money I saved from my taxes because of the recently passed tax law I will donate to the church. Any joiners?
My book on depression could serve as a resource for pastors and elders when looking for mental health resources. Available on Amazon.com under title This Poison Called Depression.
Calvin Seminary professor Matthew Tuininga has beautifully summarized Scripture and Reformed theology's view relative to the treatment of the poor.
During our last U.S. presidential campaign and election I was frustrated by the lies and contradictions that surfaced that were neither challenged, investigated, or held accountable for.
Some of synod's language was beyond my interpretation. Is this a generational thing?
There are some Christian scholars who support the idea of government help for the poor.
Thank you for sharing your story of depression with us. It takes much courage and trust to go public. I shared my story back in 2013 in my self published book "This Poison called Depression". ...posted on: My Story of Depression and Faith
Amen Nick! Preach it loud and clear. Hopefully synod will find its way to incorporate your wisdom in their guidelines.
Larryposted on: Social Justice Overtures #12; #13; #14
You have expressed my sentiments exactly. We should not define ecclessiastical so that it excludes "political" expreession on clearly stated Scriptural or confessional topics. I pray...posted on: Overtures, Politics, & Justice
Thanks Jack for commenting. I fully agree with youposted on: Recent Racism in Our Country
Thank you for this encouraging blog. I need it and want to learn more.
Well said Paul! Well said.posted on: Nice Sentiment, but Not Quite True
I'll try to answer your questions in the order they appear in your post.
1. Ruthless capitalism is capitalism that violates the 8th commandment as defined by Lord's day 42...
Number wise the crcna would certainly be better off if she had not debated women in office for 25 years. The result was a kind of compromise that said both ways of interpretation of God's word...
I want to thank everyone who has expressed themselves on this topic, especially Matthew for starting it.