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Good Reading for a Cold Winter Day

Idelette: A Novel Based on the Life of Madame John Calvin, by Edna Gerstner. Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria, 1995. (Originally published by Zondervan, 1963) [reviewed by John Huizenga] Idelette is a delightful little book that opens a new door to the heart of the Reformation. It is a book that keeps its focus on John […]

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Giving In

Juveniles and even some adults today do a lot of vile things throughout their lives. Peer pressure is the cause of most of these infractions. Because of this, parents and other grown-ups start to view peer pressure as a detriment to their teenagers. Although some peer pressure can lead to destructive ways, there is also […]

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When Everything Is New

Loes had never expected this to happen, some years ago. But now she walked here, amazed, looking around, enjoying the view. Plenty of land and hills, trees, flowers, plants and grass everywhere. No traffic, no people who were in a hurry, but all quiet and peaceful, that lovely, late Sunday afternoon. Loes was happy. Bas, […]

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Rev. Allen Brummel

I was born on December 26, 1968, in the hospital at Pipestone, Minnesota just after a severe blizzard left behind snow piles that were higher than the telephone wires. Thankfully, my parents, Allen and Sharon Brummel who are members of the First Protestant Reformed Church of Edgerton, Minnesota, were able to get to and from […]

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The Traveler

O traveler, where are you going? You seem so intent on your way, As if nothing on earth will detain you; Are you sure you must get there today? From the traveler’s lips hear the answer: I’m intent on my path ‘cause I know That the One Whom I love is awaiting— He went first; […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

January 1 Read John 9:23-29 As we come to the beginning of a new year, we must answer the question. “Are we ready to face those who question our faith?” This was the question of the recently healed blind man; this is the question that Christians will more and more face in the last days. […]

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Christmas Carols

Aaahhh…the pretty snow that falls. The trees illuminated in the windows. Friends and families visit. Food is abundant and presents are numerous. The carols seem glorious. It’s not hard to guess what time of the year it is. For most of us, it’s our favorite time of year. It is a wonderful time of the […]

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Arminianism (11) The Saints Assured of Persevering

Having considered the doctrines of total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, and irresistible grace, we now consider the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints as explained in the Fifth Head of the Canons. Concerning the doctrine of the perseverance of the saints, the Arminians, at the time of the Synod of Dordt, were very […]

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Federation Board Update

Kevin is President of the Young People’s Federation Board and is a member of Hudsonville Protestant Reformed Church in Hudsonville, Michigan. A new season of Young People’s Societies has begun in the Protestant Reformed churches. The Federation Board, the young peoples’ leaders, and the young people alike look forward to another year of spiritual fellowship […]

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