The Relevance of Article 29 of the Belgic Confession for Today

With the availability of so many Reformed churches, is it still possible to apply the Belgic Confession Article 29 in speaking about the true and false church? Looking at the three marks of the true church, this article shows that Article 29 is applicable even today, both to mark the true church and guide Christians in choosing the right church as they seek to obey the command of Christ.

Equipping for Ministry: Characteristics for Ministry Training in the Asian Context Ministry in an Asian Context

Contextualizing theological training for the ministry is what this article wants to do. Painting the context of India, this article shares characteristics of a theological training that can be used to equip ministers for a ministry that will be relevant to the needs of God's people in their context.

Kingdom of God or Justification of the Sinner? Paul between Jesus and Luther

Looking at the themes of the kingdom of God and justification, this article looks at the question of the relationship between Paul's and Jesus' preaching. Evaluating the paradigm shift in Pauline studies (e.g., by James Dunn), the author discusses the relationship between the kingdom and individual justification.

Faithful to Scripture and Confession Today

Looking at the changing character of the world and context in which Christians find themselves, this article considers what it means to be faithful to Scripture and confession. Arguing for the normative character of Scripture, this article shows how it relate to confession and tradition, and points to the way of working with Scripture in its context and the confession in our context.

European Islam – Threat and Challenge The call of the minaret in European history

After demonstrating the mission of Islam to make Europe an area of peace, this article shows that Islam brings with it a threat and a challenge. Through the doctrine of the Trinity, infant baptism, and the Christian view of the oneness of life, this article shows that the answers that Muslims seek are found here. Hence Christians must reach out to Muslims.

Creative and Reformed: About Room for Missionary Projects

Pointing to the reality that being Reformed and creative go hand-in-hand, this article shows that throughout church history, the Reformed faith has distinguished between form and content. It is through this distinguishing character of the Reformed and the desire to remain faithful to Scripture that creativeness in mission work can find room.