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Knowing God in the Classroom

Why do we send our children to distinctly Protestant Reformed schools? Why don’t we send them to the public schools just like everyone else and have extra money in our pockets? What is so important about a Reformed education? The answer to all these questions is simple: to know God. As the adopted children of […]

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Love in the Ministry

The ministry of the word is a calling which requires much attentiveness to and emphasis on the words of 1 Corinthians 13:13, where we read that love is the greatest of the three Christian virtues.  In fact, ministering to fellow saints and ministry in general are referred to as a “labor of love” in Hebrews […]

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Social Media: Self-Worship?

We are all familiar with the first commandment in the table of the law…maybe even too familiar.  Those of us who were raised in the Protestant Reformed Churches have heard the law read hundreds of times, Sunday after Sunday.  In response to this commandment, we quickly say, “I only worship one God, the true God […]

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The Praise of Charity

The apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:1–3 says that the tongues of men and of angels, gifts of prophecy, understanding into the mysteries of God, all knowledge, faith enough to move mountains, constant care for the poor, selling of possessions, and martyrdom count for nothing if the virtue of charity is not present in him. […]

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Soli Deo Gloria: Glory to God Alone

Once there was a man who decided to build a mansion. He cut the stone from the ground for the foundation, dragged it to the place where he wanted to build, and set the foundation firmly in place. He raised the large timbers for the walls and the beams to hold up the roof. He […]

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The Daily Press

November 8- Read Psalm 141 Psalm 141: 5–6 reads, “Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.  When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they […]

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Revelation and Science Education

Article 2 of the Belgic Confession states that God reveals himself to us by two means. “First, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe” and second, “by his holy and divine Word.”[1] The truths laid out in Article 2 must permeate the entirety of Christian education. A truly Christian education does not concern […]

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Editor’s Note

As is our custom, in this issue we are publishing four essays from the annual scholarship contest. This contest is open to those who are pursuing an education directed toward either the ministry or toward teaching. These papers are the ones the committee determined were the best from this year’s submissions. Two are written by […]

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