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?'s Jesus Asks

I have often heard it said, “When I get to heaven I know what question I am going to ask Jesus.”  I think we all have unanswered questions.  Let’s face it, there are many things we would like to know that we don’t have answers to.  But, I don’t think...

The Sufficiency of Scripture (Blogging the Belgic: Article 7)

There is a classic children’s church song you may know (“The B-I-B-L-E”) with the key line, “I stand alone on the Word of God.” I sang this song as a kid (and an adult teaching kids) and now the grammarian in me has a question: Is the word “alone” placed...

Understanding Refugees and How Christians Can Respond

  Over the past few weeks, the topic of refugees has been all over the news and social media feeds because of Executive Orders and court cases. Much of this heated discussion has focused on American national policy and concerns for compassion and security. As a church, we do not wish to...

Canonical and Apocryphal Books (Blogging the Belgic: Article 6)

Article 4 of the Belgic Confession lists the books that the Reformed church views as the authoritative Word of God, and Article 5 mentions that these books, and only these, are to be viewed as our ultimate guide for what we belief (faith) and what we do (practice), yet article 6 then goes on to...

The Authority of Scripture (Blogging the Belgic: Article 5)

For some reason, it was only a few years ago that I noticed the connection between the words “authority” and “author” -- and to be honest, this was not my own observation but something I learned from a teacher or a book (I can’t remember exactly where!). This...

The Canonical Books (Blogging the Belgic: Article 4)

In some ways, article 4 of the Belgic Confession might not seem that exciting and interesting in that it is a list. Just because it is a list does not mean that it is not important -- my grocery list is not very exciting to read (and at times, not even legible, which can be a problem at the...

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