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Husband of Stacy. Father of 5. Pastor of Hollandale CRC in Hollandale, MN.

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I Am Blessed by Resting in God's Gifts

Are you satisfied with what God has given you today? Depending on your day, your employment status, your family situation or your tax refund, this may seem like a loaded question. 

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  • Great discussion, guys. You both have excellent points here.

    However this plays out, I really do believe we need to maintain the theology of “calling” when it comes to issuing and accepting...

  • First: I agree with Mary’s post.

    Second: I wonder if we realize the outcome of what we're doing if we allow for the full theological import of the Catechism. It may well mean that "our guy...

    posted on: The 9th Commandment
  • I would be very interested to know how delegates to the WCRC meetings (synods? conventions? assemblies?) are chosen and what power to address and vote they have. I have heard nothing about this....

  • Easily solvable. We'll have a synodical overture demanding that, first: for every person hired or placed on a committee, another person who represents the opposite political position of the first...

    posted on: Political Diversity
  • I really like the overall attitude of pastoral work and attitude in this proposal. It acknowledges some deep needs of the Church and outlines a love-first position of official work in the local...

  • I understood your post, Micah :)

    Thanks for brining this up. The method of our disagreement says a lot about who we are and whether we love each other - through speaking the truth in love...

  • Yup - same thing here. It seems like “church” is the add-on - the “thing” you do if you need help with your life. But, by-and-large, the concept of “being” the Church is pretty foreign. You will...

  • Hey, Josh. Good post.

    I took a call to a rural church in southern Minnesota 6 mo. ago, and what you said up front about not knowing people – but families – is spot on. I think a lot of YFC...

  • This is one of the most confusing discussions I think I’ve ever seen. I’m not referring to Rob Toornstra’s article, but to the whole Belhar debate in the CRC. Dr. Cooper at Calvin Sem. pointed out...

  • I'm curious to know WHY that issue keeps coming up. It's not that the Reformed faith doesn't have an answer to the "why not?" in that circumstance. Are teachers not educating their people in a...

    posted on: Current Issues