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James: The Lord’s Coming As “At Hand”

I last considered how James exhorts his audience to be patient (Jas. 5:7). What he tells them applies to us, particularly when we’re under pressure, as these early Christians were. That’s the time not to panic, grow angry or aggrieved, or worry, but to turn to the Lord, read and meditate on his Word, pray, […]

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Book Review: Kuyper in Context, But Also for Today

Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction By Craig G. Bartholomew. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, $40.00, 365 pages. Reviewed by: Mr. Gerry Wisz For most reading Christians, whether Reformed or not, Abraham Kuyper and his influence are the stuff of bygone days, when it was still possible to gain a public hearing as […]

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Whose World Is It Anyway?

Recently reading a primer on biblical studies, I’m reminded of the necessity for biblical scholarship, knowledge of original Hebrew, Greek and maybe even Aramaic, the need to read Scripture contextually to appreciate its nuances over and against pulling verses out of context for special occasions, and an appreciation for Old and New Testament continuity. Most […]

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James, as we’ve seen, is interested in calling out non-Christian behavior among Christians, not because he’s a moralist but because he wants to show them that what they’re doing and how they’re acting are not in keeping with what and who they are professing. There’s a lot of animosity in the world, especially lately it […]

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Little things mean a lot. Have you been taught that by your parents? I hope you have. Little things like an encouraging word, an offering of congratulations, stepping out to help someone without being asked or noticed. If a family practices this, it’s generally a happy family. The same can be said of a neighborhood, […]

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The Philosophy of Death

Horrifyingly, some fifty-seven million babies were aborted in their mothers’ wombs since the passage of Roe v. Wade forty-four years ago. There’s much that can be said of abortion—the thinking that justifies it, how it has become a stock response among many, and the hardening of society’s collective conscience because of this.               A voice for […]

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“If any of you lacks wisdom,” James writes, “let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (1:5, English Standard Version). Here’s one of the most direct and wonderfully encouraging promises in the Bible. And God always keeps his promises. If we lack wisdom, we’re to ask God […]

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Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord

Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord Mr Gerry Wisz “Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of […]

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