Paul Verhoef

  • Eric - thanks for the reply. It is precisely your concern around the need to 'discern' flourishing that caused me to put in the word 'seem.' I do not know the inner life and know I am not the...

  • Andrew, 

    I find the 'global church' and 'history of tradition' conversation to need to be more nuanced. I find a few complicating factors quickly rise to the surface upon my first-blush...

  • Good work like this seems to stand the test of time.  Here I am, 4 years later, finding this helpful and good again.  Thanks again, Mark (and any others that helped assemble this piece).  It is...

  • Eric, 

    I agree that things can get absurd.  Here is why I would suggest that this is not in the category of absurd.

    In 1970, the CRCNA asked a committee "to study the problem of...

    posted on: Status Confessionis
  • It is my understanding that Dr. DeMoor is saying, "The discernment of how to flesh out these larger category words (like 'unchastity'), considering what they mean in the particular temporal and...

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  • Henry, 
    I am thankful that you entered into this conversation.  Indeed, the report's declaration that "the church's teaching on premarital sex, extramarital sex, adultery, polyamory,...

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  • Darren, thanks for this good work. There has been some strong critique of this work in other Facebook places -- here's what I've written there in reply, for what it's worth. 
     

    Sisters...