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Teaching Christ in the Catechism and Classroom

David is a fourth-year student in the Protestant Reformed Seminary and is a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The chief task of the Christian instructor of children is to “teach Christ” to his students. This is true both with respect to the minister of the gospel who teaches the children […]

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Nurturing of Christian Attitudes

1998 Scholarship Essay  All Christians desire to be godly. Every believer longs to see Christian attitudes within himself and to manifest these attitudes clearly and consistently before God and man. Therefore, a Christian’s chief hope regarding his attitude is that it may be like Christ’s. He greatly desires to imitate and reflect his glorious Redeemer’s […]

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Public Worship

Public worship today comes in a wide variety of forms and substance. A quick glance at the “Religion” section of the newspaper on any given weekend reveals some of what goes on in churches on Sunday mornings. We are aware of worship services which are comprised of and include plays, films, bands and choirs and […]

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The Menace of Islam

By the grace and direction of God, Paul established some of the first Christian churches in Asia Minor. Some of the letters that he wrote to these churches (at Ephesus, Collosse, and in Galatia) we have today as a part of our Holy Scriptures. This area, modern-day Turkey, which at one point in history was […]

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The Battle at Milvian Bridge

It is not my aim in this essay to bore the reader with needless historical details nor to overwhelm with an abundance of names and dates. Instead, it is my goal to show Constantine the Great as an individual personality in a particular, specific culture and to discuss the significance of his “conversion” as it […]

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Perspectives on History

The challenging but rewarding task of the college student is to take what is taught in one’s classes and test the validity of the material by comparing it to biblical truth. By making this statement, I do not mean to exclude those who are not college students. All of God’s children, whatever their position, are […]

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The Final Battle

I think I can safely say, that as young people we think of the future more than other age groups in the church. We may think of college, of getting a job, some of us may even wonder what high school will be like. We sometimes look a little farther down the road of life […]

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