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A Nation and World in Turmoil

Headlines in early October were full of gloom and doom. Day after week after month expressed the same theme: we are living in a world of chaos and uncertainty. Besides the world’s focus on military conflicts, earthquakes and hurricanes, global debt, and rising inflation, there were also stories of uncertainty and turmoil within our nation. […]

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Witness of our Creator

During a trip to SeaWorld not long ago, I remember being amazed while watching a trainer show off the size and strength of an orca. I sat there, soaked to the bone from the tidal wave caused by the orca’s splash, thinking, “Wow, what an amazing creature!”   But I also recall being bothered at this […]

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God Upholding His Most Elegant Creation

Our God is a sovereign God. He is far greater than any human mind can possibly comprehend. This is the recurring theme that crosses my mind every time I think about the witness of God in creation, particularly in the realm of the sciences. God makes himself known to us in his creation, which the […]

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Post-Nicene Western Fathers: Augustine

Throughout this year we have surveyed how sixteen early church fathers contributed to the church’s understanding of truth during the years AD 100–420. Some defended the teachings of Scripture as the foundation of the Christian faith in a day when Christians were persecuted. Others defended Christianity against the attacks of paganism. Several men we studied […]

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One of the more common theological mistakes among Christians today, including Reformed believers, is the error of separating God’s gracious work in salvation from his glorious work of creation. Though few would deny that God’s singular purpose in both activities is to glorify himself, many nonetheless want to separate the ways in which God is […]

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How great the Father’s love!

It is he who made the earth by his power,    who established the world by his wisdom,      and by his understanding stretched out the heavens.   Jeremiah 10:12 (ESV)    A couple of years ago, one of my daughters asked me why God had made such an amazingly large universe when his primary purpose […]

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God’s Attributes Evident in Creation

The creation that we see all around us gives evidence of God’s many attributes. Two years ago, my family had the opportunity to go on an RV trip out west, where we visited several of the state and national parks. During this trip, we saw many breathtaking sights all around us, but the one thing […]

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Popular culture is heavily influenced by New Age ideas. Is the word “vibes” a regular word in your everyday speech? One might use that word to describe a certain “energy” they feel coming from a person. “He had good vibes” generally means that an individual perceived friendliness and a level of ethical and moral goodness […]

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