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What Do We Owe Our Country?

What would your answer be if I asked you this question: “What is the best country in the world?” If you’re like most other Americans, you would probably automatically answer, “the United States.” Simple, right? Well, what if I were to then ask you, “What do we owe our country?” A little tougher question to […]

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Applause

What is your opinion on applause at singspirations? This question I received some time ago, and now I had best get on with the answer. I understand that the question concerns special numbers at the singspirations. At the very outset, I would have to say that I am opposed to such applause. The reasons, I […]

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My New Pastoral Work

“Feed the flock of God which is among you….” I Peter 5:2a As a young minister, one immediately feels the awesome responsibility to Jesus Christ in connection which one’s care of the congregation. Christ commissioned Peter to “feed my sheep” and “feed my lambs” (John 21:15-17). This commission is given to every minister of the […]

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Honor and the Promise

The motivation for writing this article arises from the observation that we need to remind ourselves of the meaning of the word “honor”. More importantly we need to remind ourselves how to honor. I have only to look at the numerous instances in my own life where I have failed to honor a fellow saint, […]

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Experiencing the Catholicity of the Church

In the last few years, I have been very blest in that I have visited quite a few branches of the true church. This included the Ryde Reformed Presbyterian Church of Sydney, Australia (to which I belong); the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Queensland, Australia; the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Christchurch, New Zealand; and also in […]

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Convention Review

Almost 300 Young People and chaps met at Hope Christian School in Redlands, California, Monday, July 23, 1979. All these excited young people, representing all the Protestant Reformed churches in America, were gathering together for the 39th Annual P.R.Y.P. Convention. The convention theme was “Redeeming the Time” taken from Ephesians 15:15-16. For the easterners, the […]

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A Look at Teenage Drinking

This country in which we live has many problems facing it. And many of these problems are not simple, but rather, very complex. It was not too long ago that I came across an article which stated that “there is no clearer gauge of a society’s frustration than the extent to which it throws simplistic […]

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