NEWS HEADLINES 06 2017 RCUS Synod report by Glenda Mathes A complete report on the recent Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States including reports on cremation, women voting, Two-Kingdom Theology and seminary instruction.
09 Classis SW US Eastern Orthodoxy report by Glenda Mathes Classis investigates the recent move of Henk Hanegraaf, “The Bible Answer Man,” as well as families from their churches, to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
10 Coverage on Science and Faith conference by Gerry Wisz How does evolution promote zombie science, deny the obvious, and seek to answer questions of origins by explaining processes? Part II coverage of the recent conference on Intelligent Design.
14 RCN dives into deep waters re ordination by John T. Elliot In only a few years, once a bulwark of the Reformed faith, The Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated) have plunged head-first into feminism as synod votes their approval of women in office.
14 Conference on sanctification in Chino by Glenda Mathes A CR reporter notes presentations by Kelly M. Kapic (PCA), Robert W. Godfrey (URCNA) and Dennis Johnson (PCA) at a recent Growing Reformed Churches Conference entitled, “Sanctification and the Christian Life.”
FEATURE ARTICLE 24 God or Dopamine Squirt? by Gerry Wisz Stories abound how technology is changing the world in which we live, but how is it changing us? It might be worthwhile to look up from your smartphone and find out.
COLUMNS 15 Restoration and Reconnection by Marian Van Til A gentle reminder as to why rest and recreation are integral to the Christian’s calling in God’s world. A refreshing read, especially for Calvinists who are so busy doing the will of God.
16 The witness of the church building by Brian Lee What’s an effective strategy for reaching the lost in our cities? Perhaps by purchasing an old, empty church building.
18 The Selection of Office bearers by Doug Barnes A reader asks about casting lots for office bearers. Place your bets on the CR answer-man’s answer on whether casting lots in Scripture means a lottery for today’s churches.
20 Back in the Black by Norm Bomer Hillary Clinton vowed to put coal miners out of work. President Trump is freeing the industry up for business. Should a Christian worldview have a perspective on the debate? It’s complicated.
36 The Early Hacker Culture (4) by Ruth VanHooydonk This fascinating article traces the history of computer hacking that goes back before you had a computer, and when it wasn’t always considered as the danger it has become today.
SERIES & MORE 22 Calvin’s Understanding of the Church by Timothy R. Scheurers A scholarly article on the Genevan Reformer’s transformation of the church by implementation of “the principles of true religion” for the worship of the church.
26 Calvinistic dreaming in a worldview way by H. David Schuringa “What struck me like a bolt of lightening was how worked-up those old Calvinists got over their dreams. Yeah, their dreams.” Ever wonder what your dreams mean?
30 Covenanters in the 19th Century by Michael Wagner Reformed Presbyterians and Associate Reformed Presbyterians have been called “Covenanters.” But what do you really know about their huge footprint in history by God’s providence?
39 What is our worship missing by Nick Smith The author makes his case that the answer to the dangers of emotionalism in worship is not rejecting all talk of experience or engaging in worship with a sort of stayed lifelessness.
33 The Roots of Islamic Terrorism by Bassam M. Madany "There are some Muslims who don’t hesitate to tell the truth about the source of violence that has marked the history of Islam since 632 A.D. I would like to share the contents. . . ."
CHURCH THEOLOGY IN-FORMATION In this brand-new column--women in seminary, Calvinism and capitalism, encouragement for discouraging times, how your stewardship outlives you, as well as the nature of Biblical clarity are among topics covered that are trending in confessional churches.