Mark VanDyke

About Me: 

I love Jesus, his Church, and "my" church (Sumas CRC)

Arch Rival: The East Rutherford Kennel Club

Recurring Nightmare: Losing my sermon notes

Preferred Hotel Chain: Holiday Inn Express

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The Care Center: The Work of God

For many people, the last three places they would want to be is a funeral, a hospital or a hospice care center. I think these are the best places you could go if you want to grow in faith.

  • I love the idea of continuing in sermon evaluation after the initial tests are passed. The purpose for those evaluations could simply be to chart progress and spot areas for growth. 

    posted on: Sermon Critics
  • You got this complementarian saying, "Preach it, sister!"  : )

  • I agree, Paul. The question is an excellent one.

    I read many of the author's concluding questions as rhetorical. They seem more like statements than actual questions. In the second-to-last...

  • I interpret this article as a defense of Bob DeMoor and the publication of the two articles. It seems to me the defense is often built on a false dichotomy: either The Banner tows the...

  • Thanks for this list! I'm curious about the item titled, "The church values solid, Reformed, biblical teaching."

    I would love to read more about how these growing churches utilize our...

  • I look forward to reading the rest of the list. Here's hoping there is some mention of the Holy Spirit, prayer, and the good preaching of the Gospel.

    posted on: Growing Churches
  • There was a similar question asked of the Apostles in Acts 6.

    "In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews...

  • Tremendous post, brother! Thanks for sharing!

    posted on: A Small Redemption
  • In your case, Paul, it sounds like a good decision to plant with a youth leader on staff. This confirms my belief that if God wills something it comes about naturally and the path he desires us to...

  • Excellent post, Scott. I wonder if the proverbial pendulum has swung from the "sage on the stage" to the "sage in the seats."

    posted on: #helphimjesus