Do you wonder how to teach your children how to ask God for forgiveness? Discover the gift of confession.
I'm a Pastor of Sunnyslope Christian Reformed Church, in Salem, Oregon. I was born in Western Canada, and attended Reformed Bible College (now Kuyper College) in Grand Rapids, and then later, Calvin Seminary.
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Feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? During this time of global distress, Christians can practice Christ’s love by bearing one another’s burdens.
Where is God when the world seems to be falling apart? This isn’t a question tied to only the pandemic either.
Are you wondering how to guide your family into faith formation practices? Consider establishing routines to guide your family into God's word and prayer.
I want to introduce a resource that I hope will be helpful in describing a gospel-centered understanding of sex and intimacy.
I'm trying to update our church guidelines for weddings in our church, and I'm wondering how other pastors and churches have gone about having policies or guidelines in place.
Our church is looking at better ways to follow up with visitors. How does your church follow up with people?
Well put. Thank you for saying that.posted on: What Do Old Ministers Talk About?
Good thoughts, thanks Al. I sometimes wonder if the CRC was (intentionally or not) trying to get away from Reformd/Calvinist distinctives at the same time that so many seemed hungry for Reformed...posted on: Where Have All the Tulips Gone?
Well, a comprehensive definition could take awhile. this isn't so much a definition as a bit of raw material...
...True preaching happens when Jesus Christ looks beautiful -- such...posted on: Defining 'preaching of the Word'?
I wholeheartedly agree -- great reflection. I echo a similar thought on a Synodical level; attending Synod gives one a nuanced perspective on issues, especially those that can be theologically/...posted on: A Classis Embodies What the Belhar Points To
Doug's comments were removed by the moderator as offensive. I read what he wrote, and frankly, I find that incredibly hard to believe, and it bothers me greatly that on a thread asking for...posted on: Adopting The Belhar: A Letter from the EIRC
Steve -- that's an intriguing idea, I think... and you have a valid point about the COD as a confession that is particular to one issue. The only problem, I think, with the OWBTG as a confession...
Well put, as always. Those in favor of adopting the Belhar can tend to set up a false dichotomy: "We must Adopt the Belhar as a confession or we'll be seen as a denomination opposed to racial...
I find that statement from the "Guest Ministry Director" apalling. "If A Disruption arises"? "Assess the situation"? "Suggest alternate viewing options"? That speaks volumes about WC...posted on: What Is a Worship Disruption?
A couple of years ago, I did 30 sermons on the Minor Prophets. I've preached through the Catechism twice, the Belgic once, and now I'm going in great detail through the Sermon on the Mount. ...posted on: Do you do sermon series?
Thanks Jonathan -- I tried looking the other day for how to do that, but I couldn't find it under my account settings (however, now I saw the link in the email).
And I apologize if...posted on: Genesis - Again!