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The Blameless Young Man

The Blameless Young Man Jeremy Helms   We use the term “gift” in many ways today. We may say that a high school student is “gifted” at playing basketball. What we mean to say is that he plays basketball well. Or we may say that a musician is “gifted” at playing his instrument when we […]

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Book Review: Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men Derek Kuiper   The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men, by Richard D. Phillips. Sanford, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing. Pp. xi + 220. $12.53 (softcover).   What is your mandate as a man? Is it to spend endless amounts of time on your electronic devices? Is it […]

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The Call to the Ministry Rev. Stephan Regnerus   Our churches need more ministers. Synod 2019 expressed an urgent need for more seminary students; pastors regularly pray for more ministers; godly fathers encourage their sons to consider whether God has called them to become a preacher. The need for more ministers has been well documented, […]

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Issue at Hand, March 2020

The Issue at Hand, March 2020 Ryan Kregel   If you are a young man, you probably fit into one of three categories of men. Man #1: You are a big, bad, brazen, beer-drinking individual. You are the cool kid at school. Weaker boys fear you. You have no problem with cutting them down with […]

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Characteristics of a Godly Man

Characteristics of a Godly Man Jon Van Overloop   A man’s man is real tough He avoids what’s just fluff Occasionally has to be rough Always nurtures good stuff. Boys aspire to become men. They want to have big muscles and become the nurturing leaders that their fathers so naturally exemplify. Boys see their fathers […]

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Six Steps to Leadership

There should be no greater concern that occupies the attention of a young man as he goes into adulthood than his calling to take his place in the church.  Therefore, it does us good to consider what is appropriate in that preparation.  We must keep in mind that for young men that calling will be […]

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Equality in Prayer? Yes

“Mister Jones, will you please close with prayer?” Every week our Young People’s Society ends in this manner, for each time a male member of the society leads in closing prayer. But I think the young women in our society also have a place in the leadership of prayer. Therefore, to the question: “Should women […]

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Equality in Prayer? No

In these modern times, placing women on an equal plane with men is the growing trend. This trend toward “equality” is also reaching into the churches in America. Many of the Christian Reformed Churches now allow women an equal voice and vote in matters of the individual church’s government and doctrine. As a natural result […]

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