This article considers what is meant by the question in the Heidelberg Catechism, "What do you believe concerning the holy, catholic, Christian church?" It is especially the matter of faith in relation to the church that this aritcle seeks to address.
This article considers the view of J.G. Vos on the [[imprecatory]] psalms. It first offers a number of unsatisfactory solutions that have been offered to the question of whether it is appropriate to use these psalms. Then it offers Vos's solution.
This article discusses the importance of evangelism, but also the dangers of using wrong methods. The author specifically looks at the psychological aspect of altar-calls, and what conversion really is.
This article looks at the task of the Christian in this world. The Christian must oppose false teaching, guard what is valuable, and treasure and share the gospel. The author looks extensively at 2 Peter 1:1-4 and Jude 20-25.
Does 1 Corinthians 11:5 teach that women can lead prayer in church? In this article on the role of women in the church, the author shows that when the church comes together to worship, women should not lead in prayer.
Should women be allowed to serve in the church as deaconesses? This article looks at the work and role of women in the church through church history. It also discusses the task of women in the ministry of mercy.
What role should women play in the church? Surveying the evidence of the Old Testament and New Testament, this article shows that equality and subordination are not opposing principles. The headship of man was instituted by God before the Fall. As a result, women should fight against the desire for leadership in the church, and joyfully take on their God-given role of submission.
The work of the deacons is primarily to show how God addresses the needs of His people through the Word. Therefore, their work is linked with the Word. This article shows how the deacons must bring the Word to the needy, the poor and the sick.
The effective administration of the ministry of mercy is dependant on how well the diaconate is organized. The office of deacons is divinely appointed, permanent and ministerial in character. This article discusses how this office should be regulated by looking at the church order, the confessions, and the relationship between deacons and elders. It ends by giving pointers on how to organize the diaconate of the church.
This article looks at what qualifies someone to be a deacon. The author discusses the qualificaitions of deacons, touching on the topics of personal godliness, relationships with family, and relationships with others. The article also shows ways of preparing those who are elected for the duty in the ministry of mercy.