This article is an interview with a Christian banker about the relationship between his faith and his work. The author asks questions regarding loans, usury, materialism and witnessing in the banking world.
What is the role of women in the church? This article considers some of the scriptural data on the matter before discussing whether they may exercise leadership in the church, particularly in the special offices.
This article looks at church discipline, but starts with focusing on the Christian life in general as a disciplined life. It then continues by looking at the church as a disciplined community, and at love as the dominant feature of Christian discipline.
This article interacts with the question of whether a confession like the Westminster Confession of Faith should ever be changed. It discusses why we should not change the confession, what is lost when churches do change the confession, and why the confession is important for us today.
In this article on postmillennialism, the author first focuses on how it was viewed in history. He then continues by showing different strands of postmillennialism, after which he discusses the distinctives of this view in eschatology (universal proclamation of the gospel, the conversion of Israel and the fulness of the Gentiles, and the coming of the Antichrist).
This article is about postmodernism and the message the church has in this time. The author discusses reality, radicalism and relationships, and also the challenges postmodernism poses to the church, church planting and evangelism.
Do your past failures, or your regrets about the past, inhibit you from living for the Lord today? This article provides a sample case in order to help you work through your struggle, and move forward in your life of faith.
How do you master the twin challenge of maintaining times of prayer and personal Bible study? This article suggests it is helpful to approach the reading and studying the Scriptures as if you were about to have a meal, in order to get the most out of the bread of life.
Anger is a besetting sin for many Christians. This article explains that anger is not an illness, it can be right, and it is most often foolish. The author goes on to discuss how to deal with the anger of others.
Is the scientific deciphering of the human genome to be viewed as a threat to the Christian worldview? This article answers in the negative. Instead, the fact that our biology is written in a decipherable language testifies all the more to our creator God.
If God has only chosen some of mankind to everlasting life, what do we do with passages like 2 Peter 3:9 that suggest he wants everyone to be saved? This article wrestles with this issue, discussing the decrees of God, the free offer of the gospel, the two wills of God, and who is to blame for unbelief.
How do you prepare for worship? This article discusses what is helpful and appropriate for preparing for worship. A right attiude, a prayer for yourself, fellow worshippers, and the preacher, and a helpful church environment are all beneficial in preparing for worship.
This article discusses the ethics of a couple having a baby by in vitro fertilization for the purpose of getting bone marrow to save the life of a loved one. The author considers what exactly is the status of the early embryo, and the concern behind producing so-called designer babies.
What is the church for? The author looks at this question and answers it by stating that the church is for God, the church is for the world and the church is for people. The church should help people to have a Christian mind, a Christian lifestyle, support them for living the Christian life, and give them opportunities to serve.
Are there still miracles today and how should we view miracles today? Is this special gift still found in the church? The author also looks at false miracles, and at the notion that miracles have stopped when Scripture was completed (cessationism). The relation of Word of God, miracle and faith is also discussed.
This article is about reconciliation and the ministry of the church in reconciliation. The author discusses the peace that God has worked, and the task of the church to plead for reconciliation with God. Church unity and peace and harmony in the church is also discussed.
This article is about the fullness of the Old Testament and its present relevance. The author shows that in the Old Testament we have the same God, the same gospel and the same ethic as in the New Testament.
This article on Luke 22:29 is about the covenant between the Father and Jesus Christ and the covenant between Jesus Christ and his people. The relation of covenant and kingdom of God is also discussed.