FILTER BY:

The Reformed Faith for China

A Chinese evangelist ’employed by the mission organization of a Reformed denomination in China had received his training in a Bible school which was evangelical but not Reformed. A missionary asked to see the textbook which he had used in studying Christian doctrine. Glancing through the pages of Chinese text, the missionary was somewhat surprised to note […]

Continue reading

In several previous articles on the Canons of Dort. I have referred to the implications of its confession of God’s sovereign grace in the salvation of His people for the preaching of the gospel today. However, these references were largely incidental to my purpose which was to summarize the teaching of the confession and to […]

Continue reading

Real Worship: Calling the Nations to Praise (II)

Last month, I told you about the “Jesus of the Tortilla,” the sad but true tale of just how far our society has drifted in its understanding of worship. Just as superstitious as was the homemaker who “found” the image of Jesus in the burn marks on her frying tortilla is the modern Reformed Christian who has lost sight […]

Continue reading

What is Reformed Worship? (IV) It is Covenantal

Jesus changed everything. His coming turned the world upside down: the poor became rich, the blind were given sight, the lame were made to walk, the mute were restored to sing, the outcast was welcomed, the weary were given rest. Because of what He accomplished, we now have free access into the very presence of […]

Continue reading

A Lifestyle for Others

One of the most awkward moments my wife and I experienced as missionaries occurred in Sri Lanka when our baggage arrived from America. A dock workers’ strike had prevented our things from arriving for nearly four months, and it meant that we had to furnish our house and get along entirely with local items. In […]

Continue reading

Putting a Staff in the Shepherd’s Hand

Using the Heidelberg Catechism in Pastoring, Training and Evangelism When the editors asked me to write on the uses of the Heidelberg Catechism, I was grateful for the opportunity for two reasons. First, I love the old Catechism so very much. It is a tender yet strong articulation of the Biblically Reformed faith, and my […]

Continue reading

Prison Ministry Holds a Solid Reformed Position

Christian Education for Prisoners Crossroad Bible Institute has its origins in the command of Christ to go and make disciples. Our effort to reach prisoners with the gospel was producing significant response from prison to prison. However, Christ’s command to teach new Christians to “obey everything I have commanded” was not being accomplished. The goal: […]

Continue reading

Here I Am Lord, Send Me…But Not There

A familiar childhood prayer closes with these words, “If I should die before I wake, I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take.” Now consider this modification: “If I should die before I live, I ask, O Lord, what then?” One can only shudder with fear when contemplating the Lord’s answer. Come with me to […]

Continue reading

Inside the Mind of User Friendly Evangelism

INTRODUCTION The evangelistic mission of the church is not an option. In large measure it defines the church”s existence and purpose. Yet this essential task of bringing the gospel to the world constitutes a perplexing challenge for the church today. How are lost people, in a society as secularized as our own, to be reached […]

Continue reading