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United to Christ: The Believer’s New Identity

The superstitious Athenians to whom Paul preached wanted to make sure that they didn’t miss out on identifying with a god that could possibly be the all-powerful God. They sensed an empty space that they felt compelled to fill with an idol “to the unknown god” (Acts 17:23). To say that the Athenians were missing […]

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Reflecting Back for Living Now

I still remember it like it was yesterday. My grandfather had passed away after a long struggle with dementia and after one of the visitations, I brought my grandmother home. During that car ride, she said with an unwavering voice about the man to whom she had been married for the majority of her existence, […]

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The Strange Woman and the Simple Young Man

Proverbs 7 paints for us a vivid picture of a young man being led astray by a strange woman. He is described as “simple” and “void of understanding” (v. 7). Knowing exactly where he was going, he walked down the street to her corner. No surprise, there she was. “There met him a woman with […]

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Bullying

Bullying is an intentional, unprovoked, repeated action by one person to hurt or domineer a weaker person. Bullies often think of themselves as superior to the person they are attacking. A 2013 study conducted by UCLA in a public middle school uncovered some chilling facts about bullying. Middle school students who bully more are described […]

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The Game

On Sunday evening, February 4, millions of people will gather around their TVs to watch the Super Bowl. Sadly, many Christians will also sit down and watch “the game that everyone has to watch.” Some might even scornfully ask you why you will not join them. What is our response to this massive event that […]

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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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Words Are Weighty

Unless we have not been given the ability to speak, it is difficult to go through an entire day without saying a word. Whether we have a very outgoing personality or we are very timid, we talk every day. We use words to communicate our thoughts. That much is obvious. But do we often consider […]

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Common Grace…Again?

The title of this column reflects my thoughts early last year upon receiving my copy of The Rock Whence We Are Hewn from the Reformed Free Publishing Association. Boy, was I wrong. My original (wrong) thoughts on the book were, “Do we really need another book on common grace?” Then I read the book. We […]

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A Biblical Perspective on Climate Change

Last month we looked at climate change—what it is and how the world is responding to it. We also considered how God provides for life on earth through the greenhouse effect. This month we look at climate change with a biblical perspective. Although scripture does not directly address climate change, there are some biblical principles […]

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A Hot Topic

What is the second most popular item in the news beside the recent election and its aftermath? Climate change. Climate change is very politicized and fiercely contested. More and more it is a hot button issue that politicians feud over. Recall seeing any of these headlines? “Obama bans new oil drilling in Arctic Ocean,” “Trump […]

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