Introduction It is always a puzzle for people in the Church how so many denominations came about.
When we look at the Acts of the Apostles we find that, as far as we can see, there was only one church. Sure, the book of Acts is not the whole story of how the church grew. We don’t know, for instance, about Barnabas’s ministry with John Mark in Cyprus (Acts 15:39).
The protests and riots that have exploded in the United States and even globally since the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, have taken my mind back to 2011, a year in which Time magazine declared “The Protester” to be its person of the year.  Few years in recorded history before 2011 were so strongly characterized by a sense that something is terribly wrong with the whole world.Add a comment
If our hearts are our emotional houses, we have lived in them, as in our literal homes, too long and too exclusively the past few months. I can tell that people are losing their sense of proportion. Not only are tempers flaring online and in the streets among strangers, but I am seeing even mature believers and loving families snipping and sniping at each other over small things.Add a comment
This is a list of resources compiled by the Theological Education Commission (TEC) of the World Reformed Fellowship (WRF). Though we cannot verify everything that is contained within each listing, we have endeavoured to note and list where we have found evangelical & Reformed materials and/or personnel.Add a comment
“I left Trophimus sick at Miletus” (2 Timothy 4:20)
As some churches tiptoe back into corporate worship and ministries reboot in a post-corona mode, those who are immune-suppressed or elderly are being gently asked to stay home awhile longer.Add a comment
In our Bible reading this morning (6/20/2020), Susan and I came to the ninth chapter of Daniel. What we read seemed to be an appropriate prayer, with, of course, some adjustments, for the USA (and maybe some other countries) in light of present circumstances. Susan and I prayed that prayer and I copy it below for the consideration of other WRF members:Add a comment
“In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider/look (heb.). God has made the one as well as the other in such a way that no one can find out what is to happen next.” Ecclesiastes 7:14.Add a comment
For many of our youngsters this graduation season, masks and sanitizer are replacing caps and gowns; e-certificates will arrive online instead of sheepskin diplomas. This cohort of youth make up the “coronials,” who are stepping forth into a future that seems even more uncertain than in other years.Add a comment
Here are two diagnostic questions for Christians that need very honest answers. Here’s the first: if you go to church and also are in a Bible study and prayer group, do they complement each other, so that you get something from one that you don’t from the other? What, specifically?Add a comment
“Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?" Paul, Galatians 4:16
"For Christ has freed us from the curse of the Law, not from obedience to it." Martin Luther, Sermon on Galatians 3: 23 - 24Add a comment