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Strangers and Sojourners – Together

In the last editorial we examined the idea of being alone on our sojourn through life. We saw that for the most part it is not good to be alone on life’s journey. In this article we will look at the flip side of being alone: We are strangers and sojourners together. There are a […]

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Christianizing the World? (4)

In this installment in the series examining the crusade in Reformed and evangelical circles in North America to Christianize the world, I present the kingdom alternative of genuine Calvinism.  Rejection of the project of common grace to influence the culture of the world does not imply rejection of the calling of the Christian to live […]

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Computer Programming

I first became interested in computers when my Dad took home one of the first “portable” computer from work.  It was the size of a suitcase, weighed about 30 pounds, had a fold-down keyboard, and a small green screen.  We got to play Flight Simulator on it when Dad was done with work.  After a […]

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How Should We View Bankruptcy?

If someone files for bankruptcy and is no longer legally responsible for his debt, does he still have a moral obligation to repay his creditors? Does Scripture address this issue, perhaps in conjunction with the year of jubilee, or is there no connection? May people or organizations file multiple times? Does the church do anything […]

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Jehovah’s Laughter (1)

I remember distinctly two stories about laughter. One of my seminary professors told the story to his students about when he was preaching on the humanity of Jesus Christ and mentioned the human things that Scripture says Jesus did. After stating that Jesus ate, drank, wept, and tired, he said that Jesus laughed. After the […]

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Strangers and Sojourners – Guided by Providence

In last month’s initial article on this subject, we began to discuss the identity of strangers and pilgrims. We noted that by this description the life of God’s people in the world is pictured. That life has a beginning: through the new life of regeneration, we come from God himself. That life also has an […]

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The Church in the Philippines

My brother Peter and I were privileged to take two weeks to travel around the Philippines and Singapore. All of it was an experience that we will never be able to forget, and I would love to share some of what we did and learned with you. I hope that as you read this, you […]

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The Race of Life

The first time we come across a word in Scripture is important and seminal. In this case it is in Psalm 19:5 where the sun coming up to move across the sky is likened to a bridegroom coming out of his changing room in anticipation of his imminent  marriage and  a runner who has trained […]

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Visit the Elderly

How often in the busyness of our lives do we give place to the visiting of the elderly in our churches?  Are they just in our passing thoughts and prayers? Do we see them at church and then forget about them altogether during the week?  We must never forget the important place God has given […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

June 11 Read Proverbs 5 In this chapter Solomon gives to his son instruction concerning marriage. Marriage is a gift from God. As with all gifts, it must be used in a wise way. When we commit any sin against the seventh commandment either in or out of marriage, we walk in a very foolish […]

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Whales

The whale and dolphin families have always fascinated me. Why? Because some are so large, most are very intelligent, and they are so graceful in their aquatic environment. But many are very shy and live out in the vast ocean, so that we may never see one in our lifetime. Television, DVDs and the internet […]

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