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

  • The topic is a fascinating one and our theology around it presumes a great deal. 

    Assuming we truly wish to be scriptural, we would need to ask the origin of what we do. There is no...

  • How do we wish to see the church? o we wish to see it primarily as a building and a highly organized structure, or do we wish to see is as an assembly of believers, which the biblical word we...

  • One can be first through the wall and then, turn around and find they are the only one through the wall.

     

    We are mistaken if we believe that all change is desirable and/or good. We...

  • There is an interesting take on the 12 spies. As we know, two Joshua and Caleb, were ready to forge ahead while the other 10 spun the story of giants and recommended not crossing over. IKt is...

  • If there is a genius in our Reformed tradition it is found i the unofficial motto, "ecclesia reformata semper reformanda" (the reformed church (must) always be reformed). Perhaps this present...

  • 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...