Rob Toornstra

About Me: 

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.

Interests: 

Aviation, Cooking, Reading, Travel, Martial Arts

  • Well put.  Thank you for saying that.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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/...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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...

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