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Song of Christmas

O, Jesus, Word made flesh to dwell among us, How can I thank Thee for Thy Gift?  What way Can I in human frailty find to praise Thee best, Who came the price for my dread sin to pay? Thou wert despised, rejected for Thine Own, A man of sorrows from Thy day of birth. […]

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Editor’s Notes – December 1990

At this time of the year, with the world spewing forth its putrid stream of commercialism all in the name of Santa, and the perversion of the birth of Christ all in the name of Christmas, no wonder some of us might take the heartfelt attitude “Let’s do away with the celebration of Christmas, lest […]

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Is Right to Life Right?

Cal Thomas, moderator of the 1986 Americans United for Life conference in Chicago, summarized the rising confidence of the prolife movement stating that “the momentum is inexorably in the direction of the prolife side.”  The success of the prolife movement has continued in spite of the failure of the Supreme Court to overturn Roe vs. […]

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Lawlessness

We live in an age that is characterized by the word ‘lawlessness.’ 56,700 persons were murdered in 1989. 6,744 children were abandoned by their parents in that same year. A step-father holds his two-year-old head first in the toilet and beats it to death because it dirtied its diaper. Not only adults, but even teenagers […]

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Obedience and Honor

Dear Mr. Engelsma, “I would like to know the difference between obedience and honor to my parents.  Isn’t there a time when I honor my parents, but do not have to obey them, e.g., when I move out of the house or get married?”   Your question (s) are of great importance and timely.  Important, […]

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Preparing the Church for Christmas

How do I, a minister of the Gospel, having my roots in the Reformation (in particular the Reformation under John Calvin) prepare my congregation for the celebration of Christmas?  At first I felt that such a question placed me in somewhat an awkward position; especially considering that John Calvin among other prominent Reformers encouraged a […]

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The World We Live in Naturally

My intent in this article is to present to you some of my experiences and thought concerning the natural world within which we live.  I define the natural world not only to be the living creatures of this earth, but also that which supports these creatures:  the living plants, the soil, the air – without […]

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