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The Sacraments (Blogging the Belgic: Article 33)

We continue our 2017 series examining each of the articles of the Belgic Confession, one of Faith Church’s confessions of faith. Over the past few decades, there has been a growing recognition of the needs for accommodations in workplaces and schools to help individuals with particular...

The Order and Discipline of the Church (Blogging the Belgic: Article 32)

We continue our 2017 series examining each of the articles of the Belgic Confession, one of Faith Church’s confessions of faith. As I am writing this blog post, many students are getting ready to leave (or have already left) for college. I have always encouraged college students to make...

An Important Message

To those who call Faith Church home - Over the last number of days our country has again been confronted with the issues of racism, discrimination and white supremacy, thrust to the forefront following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.  For some within Faith Church, you face these...

The Officers of the Church (Blogging the Belgic Article 31)

We continue our 2017 series examining each of the articles of the Belgic Confession, one of Faith Church’s confessions of faith. We live in a culture that emphasizes one’s power to choose for oneself as well as one that often has a disrespect for leaders and authority. In some ways...

The Government of the Church (Blogging the Belgic: Article 30)

We continue our 2017 series examining each of the articles of the Belgic Confession, one of Faith Church’s confessions of faith. Whenever I teach about different church traditions and denominations, I highlight that different Christian groups agree about 99% of the issues, but they are...

The Marks of a Church (Blogging the Belgic: Article 29)

We continue our 2017 series examining each of the articles of the Belgic Confession, one of Faith Church’s confessions of faith. Article 28 of the Belgic Confession highlighted the importance of joining the church and also of the great danger it is to separate from it. I realize that some...