Ronald VanAuken

About Me: 

at last count 51 years married, 7 childre (3 sdopted) 13 grandchildren, ordained R.C.A. also servd within the P.C.C. and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto. Currently Elder at Hebron C.C.C.

Interests: 

Christian Spirituality, Judaism and the Christian fairh

  • Obviously an older post to which I am responding some 6 years later. Never the less, my two cents. It is not an esy question to answer. I majored in Greek while in college/university. Despite this...

  • While our people came from more than 25 different nations, our worship services were all in English. This said, there were a few things we did.

    On one wall of the sanctuary we placed flags...

  • I will not offer up reading material nor will I go into an exegesis or explanation. I will suggest, however, that both election and predestination are misunderstood more often than not and this...

  • My disappointment with most CRC congregations is that we have limited Lent to Sunday worship, with the possible exception of Good Friday and perhaps Maundy Thursday.

    Before coming into the...

  • I have done this; but only during Lent . . . and the congregation was Presbyterian. We did it on Shrove Tuesday (Pancakes!) and then on Maundy Thursday.

    The meal wold be prepared; but...

  • Hi John,

    I am completed to make a couple of confessions here. First off, I am always somewhat hesitant to engage in discussions such as these unless it is face-to-face as that they can...

  • While there is much I could say respecting the ending of the post, I will simply offer up a thought on the premise of Jesus as a rebel. It really does depend upon how one sees or defines rebel....

  • Allow me to offer another perspective. Andrew B. Newberg et.al authored a book, Why God will Not Go Away in which it is argued that our brains are hard-wired to believe in God.tis based on brain...

  • Great piece, Corey. Frankly I wish there were more people who had the courage to openly ask questions like this! I will not give you the answer; but I will give you my answer, the one that works...

    posted on: Prayer: Why Bother
  • As one who thrives on discussions, I find this one rather intriguing, especially as it impacts on what we do every Lord’s Day. Allow me to make a few observations.

    Typically, regulative...