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Christianizing the World? (3)

Those who promote the Christianizing of the world as the duty of the church and of the Christian present the project as the coming of the kingdom of God in the world.  The Christian colleges that are on this bandwagon beat the drum of the coming of the kingdom.  Not much is heard of church […]

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Question: In the Protestant Reformed community there are three institutions that dominate our lives: the church, the home, and the school. From a Reformed perspective, how do they relate to each other?   As Protestant Reformed believers, there are three institutions that dominate our lives: church, home, and school.  These institutions do not rule us […]

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Common Grace

Question: Common grace is alive and well in the Reformed church world today. Our own churches have their origin in the controversy over common grace. The minister must be vigilant in opposing any practices that are rooted in common grace. As a minister in a Protestant Reformed church, where would the theory of common grace […]

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Editor’s Notes

We all know by now that the Roman Catholic Church has elected a new pope, Francis I, from Argentina. For the first time in hundreds of years a cardinal from Latin America has been chosen to lead the church. This almost makes one wonder whether the Roman church was listening to Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, its Reformed […]

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In this article we step back in time and analyze Darwin’s basic theory of evolution by means of natural selection. Before we do this, we need to recall some terms we defined in the second article of this series. Evolution is descent with modification. Evolutionism is a world view using evolution to explain the origin […]

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Strangers and Sojourners – Who We Are

Scripture uses many names to describe God’s people. Some of them are nouns, such as elect, saints, God’s people, the righteous, saints, the beloved. Collectively they are called children, church, brethren, a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, Zion, and Jerusalem. Sometimes individuals are addressed, such as Timothy, Titus, and […]

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Teaching – A Blessed Calling

It was a grade-school science teacher’s enthusiasm and demonstrations that first hooked me on science.  And then God gave me a pair of chemistry and physics teachers who showed me some of the most fascinating aspects of God’s creation and helped me understand “why” things in creation do what they do.  These experiences solidified in […]

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Time Management

Question: In Psalm 90:12 we are commanded to “number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”  Discuss how you as a minister or teacher can teach and personally apply a true Christian approach to time management and prioritization.   We are commanded in Psalm 90:12 to “number our days, that we may […]

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TULIP – T (Total Depravity) – Rotten Fruit

A large wooden bowl filled with assorted fruits decorated the kitchen table. Shiny red apples and fresh-smelling oranges were mounded in the center of the bowl, while bright green grapes spilled over the edges. It was a beautiful arrangement. “May I eat one of the fruits?” Ellisa asked her mother. Mother shook her head. “There’s […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

May 11 Read Psalm 124 Let us consider the first words of this psalm. Look at that first little word if. We think about a lot of if’s in our lives. How often do we not begin a sentence or more with the phrase “if only…”? How do any of those situations match up with […]

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