Category Archive for: ‘February 2015’

The Church in Nepal: An Open Door for Reformation

“Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, ‘Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?’ And He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you …

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Where Would You Put It?

“Where should I put Robert’s Rules of Order?  On which shelf does it belong?”  When I was recently organizing all my books, my trusty library assistants (my father and my son) asked me this question.  It is not an easy one to answer.  So, where would you put it? Biblical Studies? The options for a pastor’s library include several categories.  …

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Editorial- A Preview and Apology

Editorial – A Preview and Apology It had to happen.  They say the 3rd time is the charm.  I guess that is true.  The third issue which I produced had an error of such proportions that I have to print this apology.  Several of our readers brought this to my attention, for which I am grateful.  The crossword puzzle on …

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Why Creeds are Necessary

There are many churches and professing Christians who do not believe in creeds or confessions. They have slogans like “No creed but the Bible,” or “No creed but Christ.” But the fact is: creeds are inescapable. The word creed comes from the Latin credo, which means “I believe.” Statements such as “I believe Jesus is Lord” or “I believe in …

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“Going home” are words filled with nostalgia for many people.  The word, “nostalgia,” was coined as a medical term to translate the German word, heimweh, meaning homesickness, something most of us have experienced at some point in our lives.  For example, young people, when leaving for the first time for a distant college, will attempt to fight homesickness with the …

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