One of the underlying principles of Reformed polity is mutual accountability—that church members and leaders are accountable to each other
Can’t someone make commitments and keep promises to a church without being a member?
There’s a certain spirituality that adorned our council rooms in the past, and that’s what might be oozing away.
The author of Genesis had no intention of giving us a 21st-century, scientifically precise account of how God created all things.
Why didn’t the early Reformers more seriously seek reunion with Eastern Orthodoxy after rejecting the excesses and innovations of Western Catholicism?
What do you consider to be the most humorous passage in Scripture?
Thanks for asking! I'm always grateful for those who find humor important for our health and welfare, including biblical humor. There's a lot of it. But my favorite?
Are commissioned pastors allowed to perform the same tasks as ministers, such as administering the sacraments and performing weddings and funerals?
I made profession of faith many years ago as a young teenager, but it was group pressure that made me do it.
In terms of orthodoxy in faith and practice, it seems to me that the Christian Reformed Church has more in common with A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians than with the Reformed Church in America.
You raise an issue that has been wrenchingly difficult for many in our denomination. We still don’t see eye to eye on it.
In this situation your instinct guided you, and I'm very glad you acted on it.
A minister of the Word is to feed the flock, not feed on it.