This article shows that the relationship between parents and children can only be possible through a new heart from the Holy Spirit, a life of repentance, preaching and worshipping together, and the manifestation of the fruits of grace.
Do pastors need theological training? Are not the Bible and the Holy Spirit enough? This article looks at the historical background to this topic. It blends together the biblical teaching, the church order, and the guidance God gave to his church.
Does God's word tell us anything about holding a funeral service? This article shows that the funeral service should keep God at the centre, should glory in God's work through the dead, and should include a focus on the gospel.
The biblical call to Christians to obey the government is rooted in the reality that government is instituted by God and should serve in cleaning the world of injustices. This article looks at what Christians should do when government abuses this power, as well as the responsibility Christians have toward government.
This article looks at marriage and divorce with a focus on the relationship between civil judgement and church judgement. Should the church accept a divorce verdict from the civil judge, or should it still aim for reconciliation?
This article looks at the issue of suicide. The author looks at the causes of suicide, and evaluates suicide from a biblical and historical perpective. He provides some guidance around preventing suicide and providing pastoral care to those affected by the suicide of loved ones.
Part of the requirement of the work of the elder, pastor and deacon is to maintain confidentiality. This article discusses the need for things to remain confidential, and shows how to deal with this requirement during church council meetings and at home.
Is a church federation the only way in which churches can show their unity? Looking at the unity of God's people from the Old and New Testament, this article shows that God's people are called to be one. The author traces this expression of church unity through the Reformation, showing that there is a way of acknowledging each other while embracing diversity. There can be "federation of federations".
The admission exam for the ministry is so important because the office of the minister of the Word is so significant that not everyone who wants this office can be admitted. This article explains that an applicant should be tested in three areas: his knowledge, his calling, and his ability to study.