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Should The (small d) denomination Be Anxious?

Answering a comment on The Network I’ve got enough contact with “the current leadership” (or a piece of it anyway) to know that there is plenty of angst about. The listening tour going on is of course part of that. … Continue reading

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Chuck De Groat’s “You’re Not As Bad as you think you are!”

New Exodus Great quotes from Calvin on the image of God within us all.

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Why do I talk about the Age of Decay?

New Testament Time Telling The New Testament tells time in “ages”. There is “the present age” and “the age to come”. Matthew 12:32 (NIV) 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone … Continue reading

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“is Jesus Greater than the stuff Jesus cared about?”

Great question from In a Mirror Dimly: Ed Cyzewski   My comment. This is a terrific question. One of those questions that it worth returning to again and again. THE question that launched Christianity is “Jesus, what is he?” After … Continue reading

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A Quick and Dirty History of the CRC Denominational Story

It’s easy when we lift our heads up from our local and classical ministries, when viewing this thing way off in GR to ask “how did that happen?” The ED position, together with the BOT emerged and was shaped by … Continue reading

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Think Christian’s Series on Adam and Origins

Deborah Haarsma on Embracing the Questions Dennis Venema on Wearing the Genes Alvin Plantinga on One Possible Scenario Daniel Harrell on Romans 5 Deborah Haarsma on Moving Ahead in Faith, Not Fear

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Theodicy and the God of the Tsunami

Comment on Rachel Held Evan’s posting about the God of Love These questions are old, hard and multi-layered. They involve: 1. Agency: Did God “cause” this storm, earthquake, virus, cell mutation, car accident, war? Does “allow” feel any differently? 2. … Continue reading

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How do I explain the difference between God speaking in the Bible from God speaking in other ways?

The question came to the pastor’s facebook group. Here was my answer. Scripture is “canon”. What does this mean? It means that it is what the Christian community, the part of the body of Christ moved by the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Does belief in the Trinity still matter?

John Suk had an interesting posting today on the Trinity and I offered some lengthy comments. Just a brief comment on Constantine and the Trinity. According to Alister McGrath Constantine actually had Arian sympathies rather than Athanasius. The evidence suggests … Continue reading

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Counting the cost of the Underserved

Nice blog post by Mark Hilbelink. Here was my comment: I think the dynamic you recognize here is a result of promoting the work of the church as an avenue of facile fulfillment. Serving the needy is part of the … Continue reading

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