Love for Christ's church, educating yourself, guarding against errors and abuse, getting engaged in church life, and keeping your promise are the reasons that must make you read the Acts of Synod, since a synod is a gathering of churches of which you are a member.
This article shows that the biblical testimony about inspiration is not limited to ideas the Bible teaches or to God’s intentions, but to every written word that comes from God. This is important for the reliability of scripture.
It is in the church that the reality of sin and the fight against sin is acknowledged. This article shows that this makes the church a home for those struggling with same-sex attraction. The right attitude and the desire to express Christ’s love are what is needed to help those struggling with homosexuality.
The fact that churches work with so many committees poses the danger that the church may be ruled by these committees. This can happen when church councils neglect their duty and when information is manipulated by the church committee members. However, when committees remember that they are servants and are accountable to the church council, their service will be of benefit to the church.
This article mourns the sad reality of abortion which occurs among Christians. The desire for pleasure and the feeling of fear can lead young people to abortion. By creating a Christian home which is saturated by grace, there can be room for honesty, confession, repentance and genuine forgiveness.
Sexting – the act of sending sexually explicit photos or messages between cell phones - is becoming a trend among young people in the church. Sext is against God’s command for purity. This article shows that parents can play a role by guiding their children in using texting, and by holding them accountable.
This article shows how Christian women can enjoy the freedom from their sins that they receive in Christ by learning to live a life that is pleasing to Christ. This frees them from any pressure to impress or false guilt, and allows them to live out their calling at home and church.
Should women be alowed to vote for officebearers? This author maintains that only men should vote. The decision not to let women vote should not be taken personally. Voting men in the church represent the whole church; this is in line with our biblical example.
This article gives a Christian perspective on the struggle of weight, eating habits and health. This is not only a physical struggle, but also a spiritual one. Healthy weight loss or gain should be motivated by stewardship of the body.
Discipline and correction is important for society and in the church, but is frowned upon in our post-modern society which values tolerance. The author of this article describes when and how to rebuke others.