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No Substitute for the Word

The word proclaimed is central to Reformed worship. If and when it is neglected the body can no longer stand with any real integrity...

Calvin’s Way of Preaching in a Digital Age

Today as churches around the world continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation the question uppermost in my mind is: Does the...

Commemorating the Reformation in “Post-Christian” Europe?

The debate over the meaning of Reformation jubilees or commemorations is an old one. Such celebrations can be put to different uses and interpreted...

A Reforming Recommendation

The year 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Half a millennium has passed since Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the...

If I were a Church School Teacher Again

Observation reveals that religious instruction is still very much a matter of conveying religious facts, and that this concern with religious knowledge is a Protestant characteristic. If I were a church school teacher again, I would seek constantly to emphasize the importance of Christian duties.

The Catechized Prodigal: When Covenant Children Lose Their Way

“Train the child for the path of his life, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

A Reformation Day Sermon

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a...

The Vertical: “Be Reconciled to God” A Sermon to the 222nd General Assembly

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point...

Why Church Leaders Should Study Theology

In order to lead any organization one must clearly, accurately, and firmly perceive two realities. The first is what the organization exists to accomplish....

Worship Reformed According to Scripture

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Hughes Oliphant Old died in his home in White River Junction, Vermont. Known to his friends as “Scoti” (from...