What do my fellow pastors think could be appropriate responses to the vulgar and racist remarks by the President of the United States?
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
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.
God gave clear instructions to the nation of Israel and its leaders (prophets, priests and kings) to care for the poor.
Last week there was a healthy discussion about government's responsibility to care for the poor.
It is clear that Reformed Worship is working well among CRC people. It is not so evident to me that Reformed Worship as we practice it is working in communities of diverse ethnicities.
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.
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I want to thank everyone who has expressed themselves on this topic, especially Matthew for starting it.
All that I meant by referring to the parable of the good Samaritan is that Just as the priest and Levite must have had "good" reasons not to give practical help to the one robbed so it seems we...
I think the priest and the levite in the parable of the good Samaritan would have been comfortably at home in your world of logic. Too bad that we cannot be good samaritans in our world.
You have greatly relieved my mind. I thought you and the others did not want me or others to preach or teach that a ban on Syrian Refugees was unbiblical. Now I understand you as...