Yesterday Pastor Hyde forwarded The Trumpet, an informal missions newsletter from Cornerstone URC in Hudsonville, MI. If you would like to receive the newsletter, contact:
Is now in print in The Outlook and online here. You can subscribe to the print version here.
In the light of this post, I should give equal time for good news. There is a missions related website for the URCNA. It has information about URC works in Costa Rica, Honduras, India, Toronto and elsewhere. Many thanks to Don Van . . . Continue reading →
Kevin has the details here. It’s a growing city and there are a lot of folk to reach with the law and the gospel. Pray for God’s blessing on this work.
Kim has EXCELLENT advice.
From the bulletin of Trinity Reformed Church (Lethbridge) (with thanks to pastor Eric Fennema) Last week the study committee appointed by Synod 2007 to examine, by the Word of God and our Confessions, the teachings of the so-called Federal Vision and other . . . Continue reading →
From the OLTS: Nelson Kloosterman, professor of Ethics and New Testament Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, is laying it on thick in a series for Christian Renewal, a Dutch-Canadian Reformed news and opinion magazine. The series is entitled, “The Bible, The Church, and . . . Continue reading →
UPDATE: Here is the URCNA Report At Synod Calgary (2004) Synod of the United Reformed Churches in North America, in response to a complaint over a sermon preached by a (now former) URCNA minister, adopted Three Points on justification on the basis of . . . Continue reading →
Congratulations to Mark and Brad (and their patient wives) who sustained rigorous examinations as candidates for the pastoral ministry in Classis Southwest of the United Reformed Churches. Brad and Mark are both interns at Christ URC in Santee, CA. Brad has also . . . Continue reading →
Pt 3: What are the Nine Points?
Exposition of the Nine Points (pt 8)-Defining Grace and Faith We reject the errors of those: who teach that Spirit-wrought sanctity, human works, or cooperation with grace is any part either of the ground of our righteousness before God or any part . . . Continue reading →
At Bylogos Dr John Byl, Professor of Mathematics at Trinity Western University and Member of the Advisory Board of Reformation International College comments on a joint letter that Kim Riddlebarger, Mike Horton, and I sent to the Christian Renewal in 2001. Dr . . . Continue reading →
In order to understand the FV controversy you really need to understand the tactics of the Remonstrants. Chris Gordon gets it. The FV have become our Remonstrants. They want to turn the church courts into debating societies. The Remonstrants also tried to . . . Continue reading →
Here’s part 2 of my recent discussion with pastor Chris Gordon (Lynden URC) on Westminster Weekend. Here’s part 1. RELATED POSTS FV-NPP Resource Page Resources on the Nine Points of Pastoral Advice URC Study Committee Report
…Nampa here (inadvertently) makes the Study Committee’s point for it by presenting materials that illustrate FV ambiguities and the theological haze the FV spreads. First, we meet FV statements that report that baptism and covenantal membership constitute nothing short of divine salvation . . . Continue reading →
In 2007 the Synod the United Reformed Churches in North America adopted a nine point declaration against the self-described federal vision movement. They described these points as “pastoral advice.” Here’s a written exposition of the Nine Points. These nine talks (below) also explain . . . Continue reading →
A pastor wrote recently to ask how he should introduce his elders to the fact that there are supporters of the FV in his denomination (federation). It’s a good question. It can be discouraging to hear about things such as the FV. . . . Continue reading →
Here’s a flashback to the Federal Vision controversy, in the PCA, as it was 2010. The is the first of five episodes with Lane on the FV and related questions. It’s interesting to time travel, as it were, and listen to the . . . Continue reading →
Don’t tell that to the brothers and sisters at Grace URC in Torrance, California. They’ve been in existence for 12 years and are completing a significant expansion of their worship facility as needed by their growing congregation. Mrs Heidelblog and I spent . . . Continue reading →
The Heidelcast answers a phone call asking about NAPARC and what distinguishes the various confessional Reformed denominations and federations from each other. Thanks to the Rev Dr David Hall, Sr Pastor of Midway Presbyterian Church, (PCA) in Powder Springs, GA, the Rev Mr . . . Continue reading →