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.
When it comes to deacons needing to showing mercy in the church, are there limits to their compassion? This article offers some principles to help deacons navigate the course of mercy and compassion. Among other things, it calls deacons to keep a biblical perspective on suffering, keep the big picture of stewardship in mind, and not enable fools in their folly.
This article shows what happens when the church stops depending on God’s word for its guidance in favour of experts. Evolution is considered as a case for this. The church as a whole must take responsibility for the truth.
This article is an introduction to the ten plagues God brought over Egypt. The author looks at the unfolding of Genesis 3:15 (the enmity between the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman) in the ten plagues of Exodus 7-11.
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.
This article starts by discussing the main plot of the Bible and the relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament. The author continues on to discuss the relationship between rest and creation, rest and redemption, and the purpose of the Sabbath day.
This article is on the topic of prayer. The author looks how great God is, and how we as little sinful people pray to Him in the Name of Jesus Christ. This article also looks at Hebrews 4:16 and the work of Christ, who intercedes for us as our Mediator.
This article discusses the topic of women in office in the church through the lens of an Arminian hermeneutic, and shows how this contrasts with Reformed hermeneutics that arebased on the authority, inspiration, necessity, perspicuity, and sufficiency of Scripture.
This article looks at Herman Bavinck's view on the Person of Christ. The author discusses the expectation of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament, and the relationship of the incarnation to the Trinity, creation, and the testimony of Scripture.
This article looks at the work of Jesus Christ as our High Priest in heaven, and what this means for the fulfillment of God's work and the perseverance of believers. The author specifically discusses the work of Geerhardus Vos on the book of Hebrews in relation to this.
In this article we see Calvin's view of the church: The church is by divine appointment, but not divine; the true church is one, not many; the one church is true, though imperfect; the church is free, in no bondage to no man.
This article looks at John Calvin's view of the church offices. The author looks at the office as temporary or something perpetual, the number of offices, and the relation of the office of pastor and elder.
This article looks at the reformers' views of education. The author first discusses the views of Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Huldreich Zwingli, John Calvin, and John Knox in general, and then the basic principles that they all had with regards to education.
This article on Article 2 of the Belgic Confession is about general revelation. Through his creation God gives "general" revelation about Himself to believers and unbelievers. Creation shows the glory of God.
This article is about how the Bible looks at guilt and the need for atonement. It also looks at the opposite view in society today. There is almost no idea of shame anymore, and everything focuses on the needs of people.
In this article the call to worship in the worship service is discussed. The relation of public worship to daily life is also looked at, as well as the liturgy of heaven and earth. Psalm 25:1 and the Sursum Corda are topics that are also examined.
This article is about what it means to have a balanced ministry. Other topics that are examined is the fact that preaching must be the preaching of God's comfort, and the relation of the minister to the congregation.
This article on 1 Peter 3:7 is about the ministry (task) of the husband in his family—the motive and the manner of his ministry. Things like the husband as head of the family, his service to his family, his relation to Christ, and his task in family worship are all discussed. This article also helps to see the task of the man in general.