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Holy Saturday & the Hell of Coming Home: Caring for War Wounded Souls

In Packing Inferno, Iraq War veteran Tyler Boudreau describes his experience of going to war and of coming home

Finding Joy on the Journey of Grief

“No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.  I am not afraid, but I’m experiencing the sensation of...

The Reformed Pastor Confronts the “Last Enemy”

Every aspect of pastoral ministry can and should be viewed as an occasion for theological witness and reflection. Nowhere is that...

John Calvin on Death and Grief

It is difficult for many of us to imagine John Calvin doing something so human and vulnerable as grieving. Nor is it...

Suffering Redeemed: A Reformed Argument Against Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Through the despair and agony of life’s final moments, God’s command, “Thou may live,” resounds in the mind and heart of those flirting with ending their own lives. “The suicidal person hears this command as a light piercing the darkness, not as a command that she must live but as the good news that she is permitted, enabled, to live by God’s grace.”

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Clothes Make the Man (or the Woman)?

Do we still believe in the notion of the “preaching office” or the “pastoral office”? Or have we joined the ranks of so much American “free church” congregationalism that replaces the notion of “office” with that of mere “function”?

Can the Lord’s Supper Be “Online”?

The notion of “online Communion” has some real problems to it.

Jesus Christ is the Life – Part 2

Just how, as Christians, do we receive this life?

Jesus Christ is the Truth – Part 2

Confessing Jesus Christ as the way, the truth, and the life means he is not merely one truth among others. He is the truth by which all others are measured.

Jesus Christ is the Way – Part 2

How can the church be “the way” today?