The Heidelberg Catechism is the most popular, most loved catechism of many that emerged from the Reformation. But it is over 450 years old. Does it still speak to our churches—and to each of us—today?
Reflections on the Bible, theology, or doctrine from a Reformed perspective.
From beginning to end, Our World Belongs to God testifies that God is fully present and involved in our lives.
The Belgic Confession clearly has a powerful early history. But does it have any lasting significance for our churches today? Is it more than a historical document established as one of the three confessional standards of the Christian Reformed Church? In what ways does the Belgic Confession still speak to us today?
One of the most important theological distinctions—a distinction with vast implications for how we understand God, our world, and ourselves—is the difference between the God who pushes and the God who pulls.
Where does God live? Our quick and easy answer is almost dismissive of the question but at the same time almost staggers us with its implications.
What congregations can do―and avoid doing—when they’re in a transition zone.
The weathered and white-haired Christian Reformed elder says to my father, “This is the true church!”
The Reformed tradition has often been accused of being overly cerebral and intellectual.
- There may be times when your prayers appear to do nothing more than bounce off the ceiling.
- It’s strange that the traditional forms for baptism used in the Christian Reformed Church never mention the baptism of Jesus.
- The Reformed view seeks a balance between church office and the person holding that office.
- A robust theology of creation shapes our mission in the world.
- Three identifiable wings highlight our denomination’s uniqueness on the ecclesiastical landscape.
- Why I believe the creation account in Genesis is a historical narrative.
- Let’s reacquaint ourselves with the text of the confession we already have and with its dramatic early history.
What’s really on my heart? Questions, questions, and more questions. . . .
I thank Dr.
- The real question is, “How can we put the Belhar into practice?”
- Adopting the Belhar as a confession would cause us to step over the line in areas of both freedom and constraint.
This year—July 10, 2009, to be exact—marks the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth.
My title betrays a typically North American way of thinking and talking. We want to know how something works.
A clock strikes 7 a. m. It’s still dark.
Times Square in New York City. Seconds before midnight on December 31. A giant ball drops to usher in the New Year.